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Great book, but can be dry at times. I would sugges…moreThe actual content (no forward and everything) is 999 pages in the original release (which I have).
Great book, but can be dry at times. I would suggest audiobooking it so you can fast forward etc.
It's almost as if someone says "Mr. President, keep it under 1000 pages"(less)
‘My Life’ is the autobiography of President Bill Clinton, who was the 42nd President of the United States. He tells readers at l ...more
I don't particularly like Bill Clinton on many levels. I have read many Presidential biographies and autobiographies and so I felt I should read this one, and suspend judgement.
I'm glad I did.
Whether you like Bill Clinton politically or personally is beside the point. He was President of the United States for 8 years. He has left a mark on History and what he has to say about it and the information he provides is worth the time to digest.
That having been said, I am coming to understand that way more of "The West Wing" was based on actual events than I realized. I feel like I just experienced the entire series - the book even ends with the same word on which the series concluded: "Tomorrow."
Not having been politically aware unti ...more
The first volume,isn't even about the presidency. One way of reading it is to skip the hundreds of pages,about his early life,and to start from the presidential years. But,that still won't make it any easier. He takes his own sweet time,and rambles on and on,about things the reader would find of little interest.
Granted,he was a far be ...more
This book is very long
This book has many interesting facts ... toooo many!
Did I mention that this book is very long???
This book is full of insane details...pages and pages and pages of insane details.
This book is very long.
At times I felt like screaming TMI!
Did I mention that this book is EXTREMELY long???
I just feel like screaming GET TO THE POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because ... this book is wowza long.
I just could not finish it ... it was just not up my alley -- ...more
He starts with his childhood and writes an exhaustive account of his life up until Bush takes over for him. He spends a great deal of time early on discussing religion and his spirituality, both of which ...more
I remember reading "A Feast for Crows" by George R.R. Martin. There's a character in that book named "Shitmouth." I kid y ...more
Let me start off by saying that it was during his bid for election that I was first old enough to vote. I did not vote for him. I still wouldn’t, especially based ...more
I think I can review this book in a proper, unbiased way, because politically I side with neither the Democratic nor Republican Party, but am a political independent.
That said, I do think that Clinton was one of our most successful presidents, domestically, that is that we have ever had. Were I alive back in 1 ...more
This is a very in-depth autobiography/ memoir of Bill Clinton's life from birth to 2001. At first, I was frustrated that it appeared to mention everyone he ever met and every policy he ever implemented. As I gave in to the detailed nature of the book though I began to appreciate the opportunity of seeing a president's entire story. It was also a good opportunity to relive ...more
If this was his great book, I'm disappointed. It reads like a long-spinning political yarn with Southern-gentility reticence in ...more
I found Hillary's autobiography to be more interesting and informative, but listening to Bill read his own story was heartwarming and inspiring. I love hearing how political powerhouses get there. And no matter what people say, he had new ideas and really accomplished a lot.
A solid 3.5. This is in the top ten list for longest books I’ve ever read, but I’m glad I did. There is a wealth of information here, and it was relevant to someone of my generation — Clinton is the first president I was old enough to vote for — who previously knew little about Mr. Clinton or his presidency besides headlines, rumors, and soundbites.
I was struck by many things, which I’ve mentioned in a longer review on my website, one of which was simply how busy he was. A simple list of all the...more
It’s been almost seventeen years since Bill Clinton left office as president of the United States. His autobiography of 2004 spans his remarkable life until that time. In light of the present political situation in the US, as well as the fact that his wife of forty-two years was the candidate that was defeated by the present occupant of the White House, this book is particularly fascinating. Although not the most literary of autobiographies (I think Hillary’s 2003 book Living History edges this ...more
|The History Book ...: 3. MY LIFE ~~ June 27 ~ July 3rd ~~ Chapters SIX, SEVEN and EIGHT (48- 68); No Spoilers Please||46||159||Jul 27, 2020 10:03PM|
|The History Book ...: 2. MY LIFE ~~ June 20 ~ June 26th ~~ Chapters THREE, FOUR and FIVE (17 - 47); No Spoilers Please||35||157||Jul 19, 2020 04:14PM|
|The History Book ...: 1. MY LIFE ~~ June 13 ~ June 19th ~~ Prologue - Chapters ONE and TWO (Through 16); No Spoilers Please||86||186||Jul 19, 2020 08:59AM|
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|The History Book ...: 18. MY LIFE ~~ October 10th - October 16th ~~ Chapters FORTY-NINE and FIFTY (800-838); No Spoilers Please||22||128||Aug 23, 2015 01:38PM|
Perhaps most important, I learned that everyone has a story – of dreams and nightmares, hope and heartache, love and loss, courage and fear, sacrifice and selfishness. All my life I’ve been interested in other people’s stories. I wanted to know them, understand them, feel them. When I grew up into politics, I always felt the main point of my work was to people a chance to have better stories. - Page 15, Paragraph 5, ‘My Life’ by Bill Clinton. –Hard cover version-”