McSweeney’s goes Smoking Gun with “The Making of the Autobiography with George W. Bush (An Excerpt),” an exchange between Bush and his would-be ghostwriter. From the ghostwriter’s email:
I like your idea of starting with your marriage and skipping the unsavory business. I’d never thought about the discrimination that fraternity brothers endure, but you make a powerful case for it. Nevertheless, you may be right in thinking that it’s an argument too complicated for your bookâ€”perhaps for any book. Since you’re attached to it, for chapter 1 we’ll use the working title “Finding His First Lady.” We may have to change it later.