Clinton still charms

New York Times gave it a “bad review”: Now the Economist too thinks the same.
bq. Alas, �My Life� is very far from being great, or even particularly good. The book is so long-winded and ill-disciplined that the genuinely good bits get lost in the verbiage. Mr Clinton regales us with tedious lists of conferences, meetings and campaign stops. The editors should be hauled over hot coals for failing to hold their celebrity author to higher standards. If they had devoted a fraction of the energy to editing this text that they did to marketing it, then the turkey might have had a chance to fly; as it is, it is destined to sit on the coffee tables of liberal America, lightly thumbed and quickly discarded. [“Economist”:]
But that has not prevented thousands of people from “camping overnight”:,1413,200~20954~2236129,00.html in front of bookstores to get an autographed book from the former President.
bq. Lori Smith, a 46-year-old advertising copywriter from Encino, was the first person in line, having shown up at 10:45 p.m. Thursday to beat the crowd. She was electric with anticipation as she waited for the doors to open. “I’ve never met him before. I’m just dying. I think I’m going to fall over backwards when I see him.” [“LA Daily News”:,1413,200~20954~2236129,00.html]
The former President still remains a charmer.