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Clinton's own story

21 June 2004

'Everybody should sit down and write the story of their life when they reach 50... It's very therapeutic. After an hour, I was there again. I felt what it was like when I was five and my stepfather's shot landed in the wall between my mother and me...'

'When I thought about what Kenneth Starr did to me, I was so mad I couldn't write for four hours.'

'I was very fortunate to grow up during the last pre-television age.' I ...'learned to listen and appreciate the unique character of superficially ordinary people.'

Bill Clinton speaking about My Life at Book Expo