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My Life | [Bill Clinton]

My Life

President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, and a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Bill Clinton built his political career by explaining, persuading, and building rapport. He did it with world leaders, politicians, and the American people. He does it here, building a bond with listeners as he shares his perspective on the past 50 years of history - his and the country's. We've chosen the abridged edition over the unabridged, because hearing Clinton's give voice to his own story is a unique experience. His well known grasp of details and his charm come across in every chapter. —Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts to serving the public.

It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House.

President Clinton's audiobook is also the most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works.

It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right and how he survived and prevailed.

It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:

  • The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign
  • The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole
  • The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency

    Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice.

    ©2004 Bill Clinton; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

  • What the Critics Say

    • Audie Awards Audiobook of the Year, 2005
    • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2004

    "My Life is, by a generous measure, the richest American presidential autobiography, no other book tells us as vividly or fully what it is like to be president of the United States for eight years." (The New York Times Book Review)

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      Joanna Shingle Springs, CA, United States 09-05-04
      Joanna Shingle Springs, CA, United States 09-05-04
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      "Intriguing"

      I thought the book was very well written and especially narrated.

      1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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      Randy 06-23-04
      Randy 06-23-04 Member Since 2009
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      "More Fiction"

      The words are carefully designed to hide the truth and tends to justify wrongs already in history. Just another attempt by someone good at controlling others to rewrite wrongs.. Well written but a bit difficult to digest if you are seeking truth.

      11 of 40 people found this review helpful
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      Anthony J. Mitchell III Havertown, PA USA 06-24-04
      Anthony J. Mitchell III Havertown, PA USA 06-24-04 Member Since 2005
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      "What The????"

      Listening to this made me want to vomit. What a bunch of nonsense. The NY times is right. Don't waste your money.

      29 of 104 people found this review helpful
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      Alfons Weert, N/A, Netherlands 06-23-04
      Alfons Weert, N/A, Netherlands 06-23-04
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      "Book gives you an interesting open-written view"

      Interresting book, open written, more than between the lines text.
      Good luck Bill!

      4 of 16 people found this review helpful
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      Tom Parkville, MO, USA 10-21-05
      Tom Parkville, MO, USA 10-21-05
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      "Self Serving"

      The most self serving, ridiculous book ever. The world revolves around this man...in his mind.

      2 of 10 people found this review helpful
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      N. Meredith Los Angeles, CA United States 08-27-05
      N. Meredith Los Angeles, CA United States 08-27-05 Member Since 2005
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      "Plenty of people left to lie to."

      Please do yourself a favor and read ?No One Left to Lie To? by Christopher Hitchens first.

      9 of 41 people found this review helpful
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      Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 07-24-04
      Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 07-24-04 Member Since 2015

      Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.

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      "I, Justified"

      A chronological justification of a moderately interesting life.
      All that I did, under the moon and sun, in corridors and corners, where I went on this planet, wherever I played from Small Rock to hard ball....I, Justified!
      Starring: Dad, Mom, Wife, Daughter and Ken Starr along with all those people who are out to get him?and there seem to be a lot of them.

      2 of 11 people found this review helpful
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      Jennifer Chandler, AZ, USA 06-27-04
      Jennifer Chandler, AZ, USA 06-27-04
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      "Waste."

      A pointless and detailed review of insignificant events. Devoid of interesting material or literary talent.

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      zman Baltimore 10-09-07
      zman Baltimore 10-09-07 Member Since 2013
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      "Not much info."

      I did not find any takeaway's from this book. I did enjoy listening to it because it was Clinton's voice.

      0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      Daniel Mount Pleasant, SC, USA 10-11-04
      Daniel Mount Pleasant, SC, USA 10-11-04
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      "Yeah, Right"

      This book epitomizes Clinton's warped view of himself and the world and, like during his presidency, he does not take responsibility for any of his actions except those that make him look good.

      10 of 54 people found this review helpful

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