New Clinton book coming in November
September 22nd, 2011
05:21 PM ET
3 years ago

New Clinton book coming in November

Washington (CNN) – One year before the 2012 presidential election, former President Bill Clinton will offer the same advice to Democrats as first got him elected almost 20 years ago: "It's the economy, stupid."

Clinton's latest book, "Back to Work," will be released this November, and will offer solutions to some of America's most pressing problems. He may not say the famous words of then-campaign adviser James Carville, but the intent is clear.

Clinton will provide "specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses," according to a press release from the book's publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.

"I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future," Clinton wrote in the release. "As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea – the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs."

Clinton has published two previous books since he left office: an autobiography "My Life," and a book on public service, "Giving." "My Life" was published in 2004 and sold over two million copies. Various reports suggested Clinton received an advance payment upwards of $15 million. Both previous books were also published by Knopf.

On Tuesday, Clinton told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he spends much of his time developing solutions to issues like unemployment.

"I spend an enormous amount of time trying to figure out how to get this to work," Clinton said. "One thing I'm certain of, a Washington food fight won't create a job."

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  1. Four and The Door

    "As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea – the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs."
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    I agree completely with his objectives. But you do not reward people for working hard by inciting the rest of the population to hate them for not paying enough when they are already paying twice as much as the average worker. You do not leave your kids $15 trillion of debt to chase their dream unless their dream is working away their life to pay interest on the money their ancestors borrowed. I look forward to seeing how he addresses these ideas in the context of our current political situation.

    September 22, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Rick H.

    What Clinton had that obama doesn't is a fully Republican controlled Congress. That is a big advantage.

    September 22, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. ss26mar

    I watched the nastiness that everyone attacked the clinton with in the '90s, i watched the name calling everyone did on bush in the aughts and now I see the nastiness come out against palin and I wonder what have we become that we select our leaders then attempt to destroy them. I would vote for hillary in a heartbeat because we would get her and bill. I would vote for Sarah in a heartbeat because she is a proven success. I ask all to discuss her politics in the same fashion that you discuss the clinton's and layoff the personal attacks.

    September 22, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  4. normajean

    We are hearing and reading that President Obama is losing the black vote.If this is true to any degree, thanks a lot black community....we, with integrity and hope voted a black president. We like him even though he"s had to fight for every inch he has gotten. if you are voting against him...you should be ashamed... {not what i really want to say}.. ¥ou complain about not having a part in the workings of our government and yet will turn against our first black president.... Go ahead, vote for the Repubs and see how quickly they will turn on you!!!!

    September 22, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    This would be a must read for me.

    September 22, 2011 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |