Monday, February 21, 2005

Speaking of Biographies...

To follow the previous post about presidential biographies I was reminded of a couple of remarks I recently read (and thanks to Google desktop search, which I hope you use just to be again amazed at technology) about Predident Clinton's My Life.

The New York Times: "...when the 41st, 42nd and 43rd presidents, on stage after the dedication of the National World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, shared private laughs. At one point, George H. W. Bush gave Mr. Clinton a playful but vigorous shove as a reaction to something Mr. Clinton had said. Aides could not recall this past week what it was, but one person did say the current president joked at the time that Mr. Clinton's biography, 'My Life,' was so long that he would have to read one half and his father the other."

And from Roger L. Simon: "Clinton, who certainly had the gift of policy gab, produced a book that no known person has read through. (Maybe his editor.)"

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