March 19th, 2009
08:13 AM ET
5 years ago

Bush to write book on important decisions of presidency

Former President George W. Bush will discuss some of the defining decisions of his presidency in a new book.
Former President George W. Bush will discuss some of the defining decisions of his presidency in a new book.

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush is writing a book focusing on defining decisions he's made in his personal and political life, a publishing house announced Thursday.

The book, tentatively titled "Decision Points," is to be published in fall 2010, according to the Crown Publishing Group. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

The book will focus on about 12 important decisions made by the former president. Topics will include his decision to run for president, his choice of his closest advisers, the September 11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his response to Hurricane Katrina, the forming of his stem cell research policy, his decision to quit drinking, how he found faith and his relationships with his father, mother, siblings and wife.

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  1. donidarko

    Does anyone really want to read a "Spin job" on HIS point of view. This man was a complete and utter failure. His policies ruined this country for future generations. The American soldiers and Iraqi citizens he carelessly killed with his illegal war. His division of America, his disgust and disregard for any citizens of this country except the rich and elite. This man is a criminal who should be arrested, put on trial for his crimes and thrown in jail.

    March 19, 2009 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  2. lloyd roberts

    Wow, we knew he couldn't read. But is it true he can write. Must be Darth Vader, ahem "Cheney" writing this little ditty for him. The only prerequisite for reading the book is to have an IQ below 60. Well, that leaves out Limbaugh's audience. And for all you out there who will proclaim me as some liberal, i am not. I was a libertarian republican before it was fashionable, and before the repub party got "Southernized" and lost it's way. This northern ex repub ain't to happy about what happened to my party.

    March 19, 2009 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. Pat Omaha, NE

    Will it have pictures and BIG letters?

    March 19, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  4. republicans hate america

    Im sure it will be a nice 3 page set up complete with pop up pages and all.

    March 19, 2009 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  5. Jeff, TX

    If you don't buy his book, he retains the executive power to imprison you.

    March 19, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  6. SA in OO

    Since many of the "decisions" this president made were based more on his own personal beliefs, than a rational thrughtful understanding of all the underlying issues, this book may be a testament to how not to run a country.

    He also may need a lot of help from people like Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz. If there was any thinking going on it was more likely this gang of neo-cons who were doing it. Bush may have been the guy who signed off on the "tough" desisions the administration made, he just wasn't inclined to spend too much time thinking about them. Which is rally the tragedy of his presidency.

    March 19, 2009 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  7. Steve

    I shall go out and buy a brand new box of crayons in anticipation of Bush's new book!

    March 19, 2009 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. frank

    and it's called, "Presidentin' for Dummies."

    March 19, 2009 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  9. Mickie

    Oh please – are they going to pay me to read it too? I wouldn't spend a penny when he can't even complete a proper sentence. Who is going to actually write it for him? I hope they can interpret shrugs and stutters.

    March 19, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  10. Florida Dude

    I fully expect upside-down cartoons of war, money and oil. The guy has nothing of substance that I want to hear.

    March 19, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  11. yuri

    Will there be readers for his book? We all know his controversial decisions and certain obstinate and obscure obsessions with those decisions as well. There is a slim chance he may rile up some readers' rage by rakin' the past rhetorics.

    March 19, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  12. mtv

    Well that book should be only one sentence long.........since he made no important decisions..........only foolish ones............now if he does a book on Foolish Decisions...........he'd get a Best Seller!!!!!!!!

    March 19, 2009 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  13. Neel

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. This should be great.

    March 19, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  14. vette78man

    So, will the publisher buy the crayons, or is that an out-of-pocket expense for the author?

    March 19, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  15. ???

    He can read and write? He must have had a stroke of genius after he left office.

    March 19, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  16. vincent trevisanutto

    I didn't know he could read, let alone write. It's amazing what you can train animals to do.

    March 19, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  17. Boston Carpenter

    I hope he has a fine selection of Sharpies and sticky notes.

    March 19, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  18. sms29s

    This should be a joke.

    March 19, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  19. Michelle O.

    Exciting.

    March 19, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  20. John Johnson

    They've already selected a title: "The Idiot's Guide to Failure: Twelve Simple Stories of Incompetence and Ignorance."

    March 19, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  21. Joe

    Does it come included with crayons?

    March 19, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  22. All Republicans are window lickers

    Wow, can't wait to here this revisionist tale. And as for Obama taking time to pick a final four in basketball, I guarantee you at least 75% of the people dissing him are doing it from a work computer. Maybe they need to get back to their job and stop crying about Obama. GOP return to your windows and start licking.

    March 19, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  23. Marla- FL

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh stop! Please, my ribs are breaking.

    March 19, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  24. Sistah

    Bush is so dumb, that if he actually writes his own book he would self incriminate himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what a waste of a president----- LOSER I pick for the name of this book or maybe " PRESIDENT BIGGEST LOSER"

    I CAN KEEP GOING ON WHAT ABOUT " TOXIC PRESIDENT"

    OR "HOW TO BANKRUPT A NATION IN 8 YEARS"

    "PRESIDENT FOR DUMMIES"

    "WHAT NOT TO SAY AS PRESIDENT"

    March 19, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  25. Gracie, MD

    The book will look like a coloring book. Come one, President Bush was the WORST President in history, are you kidding me? He couldn't even get by making a speech without stepping all over his words and using incorrect words. Wow......a book huh?

    March 19, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
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