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Bill Clinton gives a rave review to George W. Bush memoir

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Image Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images; John Parra/Getty ImagesShowing a little bit of solidarity among ex-presidents, Bill Clinton turned one of his famously emphatic thumbs to the “up” position for George W. Bush’s new memoir, USA Today reports. The former commander-in-chief and Zach Galifianakis co-star complimented his successor’s book, Decision Points, in a statement: “Decision Points is well-written, and interesting from start to finish. I think people of all political stripes should read it. George W. Bush also gives readers a good sense of what it’s like to be president, to take the responsibilities of the office seriously, do what you think is right, and let history be the judge. The book may not change the minds of those who disagree with decisions President Bush made, but it will help you to understand better the forces that molded him, and the convictions that drove him to make those decisions.”

Clinton’s own memoir, My Life, was released in 2004 and became a massive bestselling success. Decision Points’ sales have been slower by comparison. What do you think, Shelf-Lifers? Does Clinton’s imprimatur make some of you more willing to give Bush’s book a try? Could the whole thing possibly have something to do with this?