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 shows us the progress of a remarkable American who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House - a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process that manifested itself at every stage of his life.
©2004 Bill Clinton (P)2016 Random House Audio
Don't buy this thinking you're getting Volumes 1 and 2 - you're getting volume 1 with about an hour extra, for twice the price!!
"Narrated by the author" is a little misleading as its narrated by the cowriter, not the President. But he has a pleasant voice and does a great job.
It's good, narrated well, with a foreword by the man himself.
I deeply respect President Clinton, and appreciate this perspective view into events that I lived through as an adult. Clinton was a brilliant though flawed politician who sought to celebrate and protect American diversity of race, religion, heritage, culture, etc., believing that fundamentally we are far more alike than we are different. He recognized the equal value of women in the workplace, and had many women placed in powerful positions for the first time. He sought to make America more fiscally responsible, and the world a better place as he brokered peace in Northern Ireland and worked with leaders bitterly divided in Israel and Palestine. He took readers frankly through the events that led to his impeachment.
This book started with Clinton's early years, being raised by a single Mom in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It's all very interesting, though very detailed, so set aside a good bit of time for this one. The ONE reason I didn't give the story it' 5th star was the author's habit of naming by full name EVERYONE he wrote about.
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