NEW YORK – The book is called "My Life." It's 957 pages. Former President Bill Clinton (search) wrote it longhand and a typist transcribed it.
But whatever legacy the former president tries to present in the reprise of his eight-year administration, Democrat John Kerry's (search) campaign considers the soon-to-be bestseller a welcome asset in the summer months.
Clinton discusses his efforts to capture Usama bin Laden (search) and the threat of terror against the United States, among other issues that confronted his presidency. But the part of the book that garners the most curiosity is the crusade against his Republican adversaries, the affair with Monica Lewinsky (search) and his attempts to cover it up. Clinton explained why things happened the way they did.
"Basically what happened at the end of 1995, I was involved in, as I try to say in the book, two great fights. A struggle with the Republicans over the future of the country, which I won. And a struggle with my old demons which I lost," Clinton said in a "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday night.
Clinton still has many detractors, among them Republican lawmakers who investigated campaign finance irregularities in the 1996 campaign.
"We sent four or five criminal referrals to the Justice Department, where we were absolutely convinced that there was reasons for an indictment of President Clinton, and people in that administration ... The problem that we had was that [Attorney General] Janet Reno (search) never acted on criminal referrals," said Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., one of Clinton's biggest opponents.
Go to the video box at the top of this story to watch a report by Fox News' Major Garrett.