(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush misses at least one aspect of the White House.
"I don't miss much about being president… I miss being pampered," Bush joked at an event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Thursday night.
He also addressed his famous genes saying he has "my father's eyes" and "my mother's mouth."
The former president offered the enthusiastic crowd anecdotes from his memoir "Decision Points" that was on sale in the library's courtyard. The former president said he hopes the volume serves as a starting point in the long-term consideration of his presidency.
He said a full assessment of his two terms in office would happen, but first "The passions of the moment have to pass."
Most of his remarks centered on the decision to go to war against Al Qaeda and the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Bush appeared with first lady Nancy Reagan to promote his book as part of a lecture series at the library.
"I have zero desire to be in the limelight except to sell the book," Bush said.
–CNN's Chuck Conder contributed to this report