Published excerpts from former President Bill Clinton's new memoir detail the fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky and settle scores with some political adversaries.
In passages reported by the Associated Press, Mr. Clinton says the notorious affair revealed what he called "the darkest part" of his "inner life." He says he learned afterward that he suffers from self-destructive behavior rooted in his difficult childhood.
The 957-page memoir titled "My Life" also details many political skirmishes during his two-terms in office. Mr. Clinton says he was repeatedly fighting-off illegitimate attempts by Republicans to undermine his presidency.
Mr. Clinton also recalls warning President-elect George Bush about the serious threat of Osama bin Laden and al Qaida. The former president says Mr. Bush said little in response and then changed the subject.
Information for this report is provided by AP.