by |September 1, 2010

The Very First Memoir By A Former President Written Entirely In Crayon!

But I jest.

Of the three HUGE memoirs  set to come out in the next few months – Bush’s Decision Points, Blair’s A Journey and Keith Richards’ Life – only Decision Points will answer the big questions.

What questions? I can’t recall at the moment. I mean to say that… The big questions. All of them. Answered. Yes. About that… about that you may be certain. Yes, sir. You know… I like to fish.

Enough of my tomfoolery – this is serious business…

This is a book we shall all have to read. To those who loved Dubya, Decision Points will find a place on the shelf next to the Good Book – to those who despised him, it’ll have the morbid attraction of a car wreck and to those who thought he was too stupid to like and too foolish to despise it’ll explain, in part, how the hell he came to be in the oval office.

Here’s what the publishers have to say:

President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbour; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.

President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family.

A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history – and the man at the centre of events.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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