March 19th, 2009
08:13 AM ET
6 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. Johnnie

    The sworn secrecy of skull and bones Republicans, prevents Bush from disclosure, so I am wondering what he wants to tell, except to reveal Cheney and Scooter Libby's deals and why no pardon.

    March 19, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Ryan

    That poor editor.... they better be making overtime.

    People, don't even buy this book out of curiosity – he's stolen enough of our money.

    March 19, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. facts are facts

    There isn't any possible way they could put the truth in print or Bush/Cheney and the rest of their gang would be put in prison and many of them sentenced to death for their crimes.

    It has just come out that only between 12 and 20 of the 750 plus detainees at Gitmo were actually terror suspects and this was known by the Administration.

    Why don't people try and understand how they would feel if another Country invaded America and kidnapped them and put them in a prison, tortured them and gave them no hope for a fair trial or release?

    That is what America is best known for world wide at the present time.

    March 19, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  4. ANGIE IN PA

    12 Tough choices out of 8 Years of DISASTER What a Joke this man was and Is!

    March 19, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  5. itbeme

    everybody should buy this book. we all need to have a backup in case we run out of toilet paper.

    March 19, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  6. Dexter Skagway

    How are these for titles:

    "I Call Them Triumphs"

    "It's All Cheney's Fault"

    "It's All Rove's Fault"

    "I Didn't Blunder the Country into Unjust War and Economic Chaos, Really I Didn't"

    Of course, the pages will be blank, because Bush was so secretive he still won't tell the unbent truth.

    March 19, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. Ray Fisher

    The way Georgie has of inventing new words and bushisms, he can advertise his spellchecker and make a bundle. Should be an interesting non-seller!!!

    March 19, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  8. Rickymo

    The title should be "How I Made Suckers Out of the American People" but more importantly why can't he just go away?

    March 19, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  9. Jeff M.

    Chapter One – How we stole the 2000 election.
    Chapter Two – The tough choice of deciding to ignore the threat from Bin Laden.
    Chapter 3 – Vacation 1
    Chapter 4 – Vacation 2
    Cahpter 5 – Vacation 3
    etc. etc.

    March 19, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. bill

    And who will be correcting his spelling and grammar????? at leat it will be 2nd grade level reading.

    maybe he should hold off and will have plenty of time to write his fairytale when he is behind bars for the crimes against the american people.

    March 19, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. Joanna

    Bush and books is an oxymoron.

    March 19, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  12. Barbara

    I respect President Bush and wish him the best.

    March 19, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  13. Baze

    No matter what anyone says this country (both sides of the political aisle) is infatuated with George Bush and Sarah Palin.

    March 19, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. Al

    I miss George W. Bush!

    March 19, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  15. sorryfolks

    it's title If the Shoe Fits "Torture it" I better stop I he might take the title for real....LOL

    March 19, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. Cheryl

    "W" can write? I'm surprised, because he sure as hell can't talk.

    January 21, 2009: the end of an ERROR.

    March 19, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  17. Omar Baez

    The title is improper grammar in itself. Decision Points.

    Proper english would have been Points of Decision or Decisive Points.

    Oh well, he is the Decider!

    HeHe...HeHe (shoulders slouched, eyes squinted).

    March 19, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  18. ConsiderThis, FL

    Okay America, here's our chance to express our repulsion for the damage that Bush did to our country. DON'T BUY THE BOOK – ZERO SALES! Think about it. He thinks that the American people are dumber than he is by getting someone else to write a book for him that SPINS the truth of his decisions in an attempt to sway historians away from telling future generations that he was the WORST president/person this country has ever known AND to make a few MILLION $$$ off of the dumber American people through the sale of his LIES in the process. What gall. What arrogance. What wickedness. Will we ever be rid of this person?

    March 19, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  19. Fred the Moderate

    All the decisions made during the past 8 years were important. The only problem was we had a president that was missing in action.

    March 19, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  20. sorryfolks

    LOL...come back...book tour ...Burn Baby Burn....hahahahhaha...no for real lets all dis him like Joe the Plumber book tour, only two show up

    March 19, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  21. BobbyJoe

    Oh Yeah, the Bushman had so many important decisions during his terms: scrambled or over-easy; flapjacks or waffles; loafers or laces. He was the worst ever.

    March 19, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  22. imran

    Just another way of trying to waste and steal the good old hardworking amercians dollar. Should'nt we be putting this dude on murder charges over 4,000 good boys dead , no WMD people.

    March 19, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  23. daunt

    The book should be named DUUH

    March 19, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  24. Vic

    How to make decisions by Bush???????

    I bet he went by this rule, 'maybe we should worry about it tomorrow. In the case of a natural disaster (ie. Katrina) leave it until next year.'

    Once the Presidency is over, blame everybody else for their failures, regardless if I appointed them (ie. "heck of a job Brownie") AND say that you got everything accomplished that you wanted without giving true examples (ie "I have no clue what was accomplished).

    March 19, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  25. RABIII

    I look forward to reading it!

    March 19, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
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