Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Launches Book Tour for 'My Life' (Talks about Bush)
Posted on 06/03/2004 9:38:23 PM PDT by Happy2BMe
By Andrew Stern
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on Thursday, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies.
"My Life" is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages.
"A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving," the two-term president told a booksellers convention.
"I hope mine is interesting and self-serving. But I don't try to settle a lot of scores here. I don't spare myself in this book.
"I take on a lot of water for not just the personal ... but the political errors I made and how they came to be," he said.
Clinton, whose presidency was bracketed by George H.W. Bush the father and George W. Bush the son, said he liked Bush senior although they had their disagreements.
He offered muted criticism of his successor.
"If you go back and read what (Bush) said in the campaign, he's just doing what he'd said he'd do. You've got to give him credit for that... No one has the whole truth," Clinton said.
Clinton said writing the book had been "therapeutic," stirring up memories and feelings.
He never suffered writer's block but said he stopped for a few hours due to a rush of renewed anger at special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's treatment of his Arkansas friends.
"Things I thought I wasn't mad at, I got mad about all over again," he said.
Clinton was paid a reported $10 million to $12 million by publisher Alfred A. Knopf, the flagship imprint of the Knopf Publishing Group, which is a division of Random House Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG (news - web sites) .
Clinton made no mention in his speech of Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern at the center of the sex scandal that dominated much of his second term.
Musta been a babe nearby.
Put some ice on it.
Considering that's the content of His Life, how could it be any other way?
Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on June 3, 2004, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies. 'My Life' is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages. Clinton is shown at a speech in New York on May 11.
I thought he had settled that whole penis-envy issue he has.
Pick it up at Wal Mart right next to Hillary's rag.
Rush thought an "f" slipped into the title by mistake...
Yuck! What a mental image.
My LIfE - by BILL CLINTON
It'll be in the 4.99 bin in about six weeks.
Busting over - severe pain . .
Book him, Dan'l!
Oh how wrong you are .. He does have the truth on you Billy Boy
After the DNC has bought up a ton, first. They have to keep it on the bestseller list, and give copies out to donors.
Good. He suffered while writing this book.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
My girlfriend was actually in that room. Said she literally fell asleep after the first 5 minutes or so. He was a half-hour late of course, but publishing is an adoring audience doncha know.
Bubba can't say one sentence but what it isn't loaded with fodder for jokes.
Did J-F***ing Kerry endorse the inside "flap?"
Reminds me of:
My life As I see it in my own world. He lives in a world of his own making, No reality here. What is the color of the sky in his world??
Depends on what the definition of "is" is...
When they translate it into german, what will the title be?
Are any of the pages stuck together?
Why don't we ask the experts - Monica and George . .
Streaming Real Player video feed of 1:14min excerpt of 1998 ABC news broadcast. The video was shot during 1992 campaign. The stewardess later got a job in the Clinton White House.
"That's not funny; that's sick"--National Lampoon Ad
My Life As A Dog
Already made into a movie by the Scandanavians.
BROADDRICK: I mean, it was just a -- it's so difficult to explain. And I did not at any time lose part of this guilt feeling on my own until he approached me in 1991 and called me out of a nursing home meeting. And I had no idea who had called me out. He called me out of a nursing home meeting and I came around the corner and there he stands.
And I really wish now that I had turned around and gone back in the room, but I think my curiosity got the best of me. "Why does this man want to talk to me?"
And he called me over to him. I walked over to him and he said -- he tried to take my hand. Of course, I wouldn't allow that. And he said to me, "You know, I'm so sorry for what happened." He said, "I'm not the man that I used to be. I'm a changed person and how can you ever forgive me?"
HANNITY: How many years was that after the incident?
BROADDRICK: Well, that was in 1991 so I guess that would be around 13.
And you know, I stood there for a minute and my friends were standing behind me, the nurses that I brought to the meeting. I wish they had heard this, though, but they were far enough away that they didn't. And I just told him to go to hell and I walked off.
And then, you know, we got to talking about this later, and we thought -- and one of the nurses said -- you know, these are my good friends, these are two women that I had confided in. They were sisters. And one of them said, "You know, maybe he really is sorry." And I got thinking about that, that maybe this man is truly sorry for what he did. Maybe he has changed. And then three weeks later, he announced he was running for president.
HANNITY: So that was the motivation.
HANNITY: Juanita, don't come public.
HANNITY: One of the things in all my research with you, I have not found an instance where a single detail you have given has been found to be in error. You have, from that interview forward, when you came out the first time, there were five people that you told of the incident within hours or days. Including this woman Norma Kelsey...
HANNITY: ... whom you were sharing the room with...
HANNITY: ... and you told her that morning that you were going to meet the attorney general.
BROADDRICK: But supposedly at the coffee shop.
HANNITY: Supposedly at the coffee shop. Then he called and changed plans?
BROADDRICK: Yes. Said there were too many reporters down there, could we please meet in the room.
HANNITY: OK. And you didn't think twice about it then?
HANNITY: No. He's the attorney general.
BROADDRICK: Yes. I was very flattered that someone like him would even want to talk to me about nursing homes.
HANNITY: She called you at lunch and immediately you told her what had happened.
BROADDRICK: Oh, no. I was supposed to come on down to the meeting. Our meeting started at around 9:30 or 10. And I didn't show up so she left the meeting and came back.
HANNITY: Your lip was swollen?
HANNITY: She's on record as saying it.
HANNITY: Your panty hose was torn.
HANNITY: She's on record saying it at the time. You told her that day what had happened.
BROADDRICK: And we discussed all the way home, you know, what should we do? And we both agreed that I couldn't do anything. I mean, it was just -- what do you do?
Full transcript here.
My Life As A Horn Dog
Already made into a movie by the adult movie industry.
Literally, the POS between the Bushes.
he liked Bush sr. because the elder thinks ALL people are good...that's what the older generation thinks...it's why they still have BUNCO squads on P.d.'s
Doing what he said he'd do
Doing what he said he wouldn't do
Clinton's new book called My Life
Fair enough. Clinton had that light touch in the turn of phrase and demeanor that served him so well. That is why he succeeded politically, while Gore failed, and if Kerry fails, why he failed.
Doing anything that moves.
Well there was a tv series in the 1990s called "My So Called Life". Maybe Bubba 'wrote' about his so called legacy.
My So Called Wife
People need to vandalize the book in the stores. Scribble the word "Sucks" at the end of the title.
That's something liars say.
I cannot condone vandalism. Post-It notes are non-destructive, however.
Yikes. His life is really showing up on his face in the picture in #5.
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