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Bush to open Miami book fair

Former U.S. president George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, is coming out next Tuesday. The following week, he will be opening the Miami Book Fair International. The Washington Post reports:

Tickets to Bush’s presentation are $40. That includes a presigned copy of the book, which comes out Nov. 9. Crown Publishers has said it will have a print run of 1.5 million copies.

Conservative website the Drudge Report released its take on passages from the book last week:

Bush pulls back the curtain with a strikingly personal work that takes very few shots at his critics … “It was a simple question, ‘Can you remember the last day you didn’t have a drink?'” So begins President George W. Bush in the opening chapter [“Quitting”] from the most anticipated book of the season.