Kanye West and dog poop are just two things featured in former U.S. President George W. Bush’s ’68 memoir, “Decision Points.”
According to the New York Times, Bush attempts to use pop culture and humor to recast his presidency, with the effect that the book is not only about political decisions, but also about how the personal relationships between people within the White House, Bush family, and the political world at large affect the choices Bush was forced to make.
Michiko Kakutani ’76 of the Times writes:
Certainly it’s the most casual of presidential memoirs: how many works in the genre start as a sort of evangelical, 12-step confession (“Could I continue to grow closer to the Almighty or was alcohol becoming my god?”), include some off-color jokes and conclude with an aside about dog poop?
But “Decision Points” is not the work of just one Yalie, but two. Christopher Michel ’03 LAW ’13, a former Newsie, is reportedly Bush’s ghostwriter.