I am eagerly anticipating the release of President George W. Bush’s memoir on November 9. It’s titled Decision Points, and it’s already available for pre-order on Amazon.com. In the promotional video above, President Bush offers a glimpse of what is to come. Earlier today, however, an anonymous source leaked the manuscript to Matt Drudge who has given even more details about what the book will contain. Drudge writes:
“Bush pulls back the curtain with a strikingly personal work that takes very few shots at his critics. The former president even stays clear of Obama! From 911’s ‘Day of Fire’ to ‘Katrina’ to ‘Financial Crisis’, Bush explains how he returned to his faith, time and time again.”
I found Drudge’s tidbits about Bush’s pro-life convictions to be particularly interesting. He writes:
“In the chapter ‘Stem Cells’, Bush describes receiving a letter from Nancy Reagan detailing a ‘wrenching family journey’. But ultimately, Bush writes: ‘I did feel a responsibility to voice my pro-life convictions and lead the country toward what Pope John Paul II called a culture of life.’
“In the book, Bush describes an emotional July 2001 meeting with the Pope at the pontiff’s summer residence. Savaged by Parkinson’s, the Pope saw the promise of science, but implored Bush to support life in all its forms.
“Later, at the Pope’s funeral — and after a prodding from his wife that it’s a time to ‘pray for miracles’ — Bush found himself saying a prayer for the cancer-stricken ABCNEWS anchor Peter Jennings.”
Drudge says that Bush even plans to make an appearance on Oprah to promote the book. That will be interesting, but this book isn’t going to need much promotion. It’s a must-read, and almost everybody already knows it.