So, I'm getting some work done just now when I get an e-mail heads-up from Borders: "JUST ANNOUNCED! A New Memoir By George W. Bush. Available Nov. 9. Pre-Order Now!" And, sure enough: Crown Publishers today announced the release date and further details about the ex-president's new book titled Decision Points -- three after having a 15-point lead, in the case of Your Dallas Mavericks tonight, sonofa ...
According to the Crown press release, Bush has "spent almost every day" since moving back here writing the book, "and [he] was editing the manuscript on a computer at his office in Dallas," adds a breathless Associated Press, quoting -- seriously? -- a source who wished to remain anonymous. Well, all right. Do continue while I pour another shot of Crown:
In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11 in the gripping hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; inside the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.
The former President offers intimate, unprecedented details about his decision to quit drinking, his discovery of faith, and his relationships with his family. He writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his historic achievements in reforming education, providing life-saving treatments for HIV/AIDS and malaria for millions of people in Africa, safeguarding the country from another terrorist attack, and other areas.
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Other areas. I like those kind of specifics in a press release.