George W. Bush says his upcoming book "Decision Points," due for release in November, begins with an anecdote about his wife convincing him to give up drinking.
The former president says the opening lines of his memoir deals with Laura Bush pushing him to decide whether he preferred drinking to fatherhood, and him questioning whether he loved booze more than his wife.
Addressing a wind energy convention in Dallas on Tuesday, Bush said he realized he had an addictive personality and quit drinking cold turkey. He said that act set him on the path to the presidency.
The relaxed and good-humored 63-year-old, who left office in January 2009, riffed on retirement, joking that his domestic agenda now consists of taking out the trash and doing the dishes.
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