'Decider' George W. Bush Is Set to Put Pen to Paper

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'Decider' George W. Bush Is Set to Put Pen to Paper


Byline: Irish Daily Mail Reporter

FORMER U.S. President George W. Bush, who once famously called himself The Decider, is writing a book about decisions.

Financial details of the publishing deal were not disclosed, although industry insiders have openly doubted that Mr Bush would receive anything like the $15million that former president Bill Clinton was paid for his memoir, My Life.

'I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions. I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made, and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me,' Mr Bush said during a telephone interview yesterday from his office in Dallas.

Mr Bush's book, tentatively called Decision Points, is scheduled for a 2010 release, and is unusual in a couple of ways.

Instead of telling the story of his life, Mr Bush will focus on about a dozen personal and presidential choices - from giving up drinking to picking Dick Cheney as his vice president, and his decision to send U.S. troops to Iraq.

He will also write about his relationship with family members, including his father, President George H. W. Bush, his religious faith and his highly criticised response to Hurricane Katrina.

Once known for his reluctance to acknowledge mistakes, Bush said the book would include selfcriticism. …

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