His Side of The Story

In his TIME interview, Bill Clinton analyzes himself, what he did right, what he did wrong--and shows surprising empathy for George W. Bush

On writing the book

I've always been given to remembrance and remembering--more when I was younger even than when I was President. When I was a young man, I thought about my childhood all the time. It's a Southern thing; we're all obsessed with the past. I was very blessed that both my mother and I saved virtually everything from my childhood. I was always a pack rat.

I never had writer's block once I started. But I did have periods when I had to just get up and drop it--it was just too hot. I have that pretty gripping...

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