My Life

  • by Bill Clinton
  • Narrated by Bill Clinton
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts to serving the public.It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House.President Clinton's audiobook is also the most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works.It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right and how he survived and prevailed.It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:

The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign

The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole

The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidencyHere is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice.


Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Bill Clinton built his political career by explaining, persuading, and building rapport. He did it with world leaders, politicians, and the American people. He does it here, building a bond with listeners as he shares his perspective on the past 50 years of history - his and the country's. We've chosen the abridged edition over the unabridged, because hearing Clinton's give voice to his own story is a unique experience. His well known grasp of details and his charm come across in every chapter. —Beth Anderson


What the Critics Say

Audie Awards Audiobook of the Year, 2005
Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Album, 2004
"My Life is, by a generous measure, the richest American presidential autobiography, no other book tells us as vividly or fully what it is like to be president of the United States for eight years." (The New York Times Book Review)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absorbing -- don't believe the haters' reviews

This is not only a great autobiography, but it is a enthralling political history of the US in the last 50 years of the 20th century. Clinton is brilliant, and his understanding of history shines through. (If only all politicians had his historical understanding!)

He shows his humanity in that he doesnt villify his political opponents, but only shows why they were wrong policy-wise (as opposed to them always arguing that he is "evil" and "ungodly").

Clinton doesnt spend much time settling scores, and instead spends a lot of attention on why his policies worked and why current Bush policies fail so miserably. And the stories of his childhood flesh him out so well.

Highly recommended for both those interested in policy, and those interested in this fascinating foibled man.
Read full review

- D.J. Grothe

A Week in The Life

Extraordinarily candid, wonderful insight on the day to day type of activities a president experiences. Touching and warm. His relationship with his daughter is loving and encouraging for all parents. The strength of his marriage cannot be matched. A must read for all Clinton fans.
Read full review

- Suzanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2004
  • Publisher: Random House Audio