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George W. Bush's return to the spotlight has resulted in big sales for his memoir, "Decision Points."

His publisher, Crown, said Wednesday that the former president's book has sold more than 1.1 million copies since hitting shelves two weeks ago, The Associated Press reported.

More than 135,000 copies were sold as e-books, according to the publisher.

Bush kept a low profile after leaving office last year, declining interviews and avoiding comment on his successor and politics in general. But he emerged this month to promote the book, appearing in interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly.

The AP points out that with the sales milestone, Bush joins Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, other presidential authors who were also million sellers. Clinton's "My Life" and two Obama books, "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father," sold at least 1 million copies.
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Let me be the first to forfeit my copy of George W. Bush's book to whomever wants to buy it. I was alive during the Iraq and Mission Accomplished fiascos, which cost 4400+ American lives. I don't need to hear his slant on the 8 years he was in the Oval Office.

November 30 2010 at 7:00 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

I'll read it, after He reads it...Which is to say I'll never have to read it.

November 26 2010 at 1:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Not too Shabby from a Man the Media called Stupid.

November 25 2010 at 2:39 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
Dave B

After numerous warnings about the potential for a 9/11-type attack,George W. Bush was far more fixated on how and when to attack Iraq, although Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden had been longtime enemies (Saddam running a secular Sunni state). Further, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi in origin; none was Iraqi. So why not go after autgocratic, (ally)feudal Saudi Arabia in the purported "freedom-spreading" crusade, or (ally)autocratic Egypt, instead of Iraq. A few of the attackers were Egyptian.) Also, why did GWB in '07 declare "The fundamentals of the economy are sound"? Say what?! As a 9/11 victim myself, who could well have died that day at the WTC, I'll leave "the Decider" with those queries for beginners. What a genius he was, and is! NOT!!

November 25 2010 at 1:20 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
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Yeah, and just HOW LONG was the man in office before 9/11 took place? Clinton dealt with the first dose of terrorism in 1993 with the failed WTC bombing.

November 25 2010 at 7:45 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

He said the economy was strong because the Democrats had just taken control and noone knew how much damage they would cause! They squashed the hearings on problems with FannieMae and FreddyMac that the Republicans said were going to ruin the Real Estate market and bring down the economy. Specifically Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Maxine Waters said that they were solvent and "Don't fix something that isn't broke". Meanwhile, one of Obamas advisors, Franklin Raines, made 90 million dollars as their head while they were falling apart! I guess we know now who dropped the ball, don't we!!!

January 19 2011 at 1:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The US ran very well until January 2007 when the dems took control of congress. Amazing how people rewrite history and talk about a disastrous 8 years under Bush. Not to mention that he approached Barney Franks committee 18 times to rein in Freddie and Fannie and was sent away every time.

November 25 2010 at 1:07 PM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
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mr jim what united states are you talking about in jan 2007 ? last time i looked it was a disater

November 25 2010 at 8:36 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Gosh, which book should I buy Sarah Palin's or President Bush's? Decisions, Decisions. They are both public figures, but one is a incompetent and the other one isn't.

November 25 2010 at 1:07 PM Report abuse -10 rate up rate down Reply

Hey, fellows -- If you get a copy of Mr. Bush memoirs, don't forget to get also a copy of "Bushworld", by Maureen Dowd of NewYork Times. Those two books should be placed side-by-side; they complement one another.

November 25 2010 at 1:01 PM Report abuse -11 rate up rate down Reply

It's a shame you Bush-hating lefties won't be alive in 100 years to see that history has treasted 43 better than either 42 or 44.

November 25 2010 at 12:59 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to mlaurel58's comment

Whats your point?They were ALL responsible for getting us where we are now.

November 25 2010 at 1:05 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

Bush's legacy: 9-11, 4300 dead US soldiers (for nothing), hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians dead, a financial meltdown, torture. He should have spent his time writing an apology instead of this work of fiction. May God forgive him.

November 25 2010 at 12:46 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
5 replies to Mary's comment

I read recently that 'think tanks' buy up books in bulk to distribute to their followers. I'm guessing this is why Bush and Clinton sold over a million books, considering how few people actually read books nowadays. I tried to get through Clinton's book... didn't make it, and I liked him. The Mayor of London has warned Bush not to come to the UK/Ireland because he admitte to war crimes in his book and he will be arrested. lol lol lol Good think Bush was never interested in traveling.

November 25 2010 at 12:39 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply

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