Candid… Gripping… Shattering… are words being used to promote former President George W. Bush’s memoir “Decision Points.”
The book is due out on November 9, exactly a week after the midterm elections. But if past is prelude when it comes to newsmaker books, the details are likely to leak out earlier, possibly right around election day…
Bush writes about the contested 2000 election, the hours after the September 11 attacks, the moments before launching the Iraq war, his decisions on the financial crisis and more, the Crown Publishing online promotion says. He also writes about his “flaws and mistakes” and serves up new details about quitting drinking and his relationship with his family.
Bush’s spokesman David Sherzer tells me that the book is not quite finished, but close.
The former president has worked on it almost every day. ”President Bush has been working on it since the day after he left office, getting up at 5:15 his first morning as a private citizen and writing more than a thousand words before 9 o’clock,” Sherzer says.