The former president is out with a YouTube video previewing his upcoming book, “Decision Points,” set to be released November 9.
In the three-minute video, Bush says he decided to take an “untraditional approach” to his memoir, forgoing an “exhaustive, chronological account of my life and years in office.”
“I wanted to give readers a glimpse of the presidency from my perspective,” says Bush. “That meant focusing on the most demanding and important part of the job: making decisions.”
Bush goes on to say the first decision he writes about was the pivotal one he made at age 40: to quit drinking.
Other decisions he details include deploying American troops to Iraq and signing off on a major bailout of the financial industry in 2008.
“I reflect on what I got right, what I got wrong, and what I’d do differently if I had the chance,” Bush also says.
Decision Points is the extraordinary account 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.