Bush Book Deal Worth $7 Million

A well-placed source in the publishing industry says George W. Bush’s book deal is valued at about $7 million. The former president has already written 30,000 words of the book, to be published by Crown and tentatively called Decision Points, which will focus on his most important life lessons. “I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions. I want people to get a sense of how decisions were made and I want people to understand the options that were placed before me,” he told AP. Although Bush’s $7 million deal is $8 million less than Bill Clinton’s deal for My Life, the new book will not be a memoir: Instead of recounting his life story, he’ll write about a dozen personal and professional choices, including giving up drinking and picking Dick Cheney as his vice president.