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As we now know, the outgoing first lady is writing a book, and Scribner is publishing it. It is supposed to offer "an intimate account of Laura Bush's life experiences, including eight years in the White House."
Her husband remains a captive of his own spin, which explains the lack of publisher interest in a memoir by an ex-president. Perhaps Mrs. Bush is more inclined toward introspection and honest disclosure, although according to the Boston Globe, evidence at the moment is slight.
During a recent interview with his wife, President Bush told CNN's Larry King that he likes President-elect Barack Obama.
"But he was so critical of you. Do you take that personally or don't you?" King queried.
"I did," Laura Bush quickly answered.