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:
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.
"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)
I would have given 5 stars if it had been an unabridged reading! So disappointing not to get all the details of an unabridged read by the author's own voice. This book should, and I hope, shall be on lists of required reading for students. I only wish we could have had him for a 3rd term. How many lives need not have been lost.
This book gives me hope for the future of our country, that the programs he has established will give us another such talented and dedicated leader.
I was captivated by President Clinton and how brutily honest, and HUMBLE he was. I believe that many people in our culure would benefit from learning about his journey, and how many people have such similar life situations, yet dealt with them far worse ways than President Clinton did. I have learned in life that it is so unwise to judge someone unless you have walked in their shoes, yet we have all judged him on tales from the media, and the other party trying to expose his faults. Well, guess what? we all have faults. It takes a big man to admitt his faults and so his humanity. I so loved this book! And he reads it himself....even better!
I generally like UNabridged books, but sadly, Mr. Clinton only read the abridged version. I highly recommend this. Had he done the UNabridged version, I'd recommend that, but this book needs to be told by the author.
I recommended this book to several of my friends and family. This is a fascinating insight into Bill Clinton the man and the politician, and I was particularly interested in hearing about his upbringing and entry into politics. Narration by the author added to this book's appeal.
Great autobioagraphy - well written and an enjoyable listen. Clinton offers insight into his politics, political career and personal life that give the listener the opportunity to gain knowledge of what it is to be the President of the United States. Whether you agree with his politics or not, it is a must for anyone intrested in American Politics. My only reget is that it is abridged - otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. I hope that the publisher will produce an unabridged version of the book!
This was a great listen for hearing Bill Clinton's view of his Presidency. He covers things interestingly and is an eliquent speaker. He covers quickly the negative portions and glides past or totally skips others.
I will give this book three stars because it is well written and Bill Clinton is both intellectual and a great story teller. You will have to read a book that is critical of him to achieve a balanced view.
You can't beat listening to Clinton read it himself. You feel like you're at a fire-side chat with him. Although it is compelling and entertaining you can definitely feel where the abridgement cuts off the story and moves on. Most of the recording feels like it is "moving on." Although I was happy to have listened, by the end I wished I had purchased the unabridged. I would have liked to listen to the whole story in detail, even though Clinton wasn't reading. I urge those interested to dive into the longer version.
The unabridged edition of Bill Clinton's My Life will be released in two parts. Part I will be available at Audible in the first half of July.
Maybe I should have waited.
Extraordinarily candid, wonderful insight on the day to day type of activities a president experiences. Touching and warm. His relationship with his daughter is loving and encouraging for all parents. The strength of his marriage cannot be matched. A must read for all Clinton fans.
Its great to hear the president read his own book-you know he'll give his personal inflection to eliminate misunderstandings. Plus, it's like listening to him in person.
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