Bill Clinton, 2004 News
former president, launched a national book tour in June with the publication of his much-anticipated memoir, My Life. More than 500,000 copies of the book were sold in its first day of publication, surpassing the all-time record set by Hillary Rodham Clinton's Living History. His book was more revealing than his wife's; he expresses contrition about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and attacks former independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Clinton underwent quadruple bypass surgery in September.