We’re one month and a day away from the launch of George W. Bush’s presidential memoir “Decision Points.”
The former president’s book, which goes on sale on Nov. 9, will have a huge first printing of 1.5 million copies, Crown Publishers said in a statement on Thursday.
Bush writes about crucial points in his life and presidency including his decision to run for the highest office in the country; 9/11; the decisions to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq; his response to Hurricane Katrina; and his relationship with his father, former President George H.W. Bush, Crown said.
But there’s so much more than just a book (and book tour) coming next month. The publishers are simultaneously rolling out the whole kit and caboodle — across multiple platforms — with the hardcover version, an e-book edition, a Deluxe e-book edition and an audiobook (from RandomHouse), read by the author himself.
Somewhat gaffe-prone during his presidency, Bush has had plenty of time to practice joining Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in another exclusive club — presidents who’ve recorded audiobooks. And maybe another group — presidents who’ve won Grammy Awards.