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Bush: Book begins with decision to quit drinking
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Source: AP

DALLAS

George W. Bush said Tuesday that his upcoming book begins with an anecdote about his wife convincing him to give up drinking.

Bush said "Decision Points," due for release in November, opens with Laura Bush pushing the former president to decide whether he preferred drinking to fatherhood, and him questioning whether he loved booze more than his wife.

He said he realized he had an addictive personality and quit drinking cold turkey.

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Bush said the book is less autobiography and more an analysis of key decisions in his life, both before and after he was elected president. Topics will include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the troop surge in Iraq, his responses to terrorists attacks and Hurricane Katrina and the financial meltdown.

He said he hopes the book will be a tool for historians evaluating his presidency.

"I don't think you can come to a definitive conclusion about a presidency until the passage of time," Bush said. "I want to put you in my position."

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