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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 June, 2004, 10:06 GMT 11:06 UK
Clinton memoirs race off shelves
Bill Clinton's memoir My Life
The book had a record-breaking initial print run of 1.5m copies
Almost 1m copies of former US President Bill Clinton's memoirs have sold in under a week, his publisher has said.

The autobiography My Life hit the shelves in the US last Tuesday and had sold 935,000 copies by the end of Sunday, publisher Alfred A Knopf said.

It sold 400,000 copies on its first day, the biggest debut ever for a non-fiction book and double the record held by Hillary Clinton's Living History.

A spokesman for Knopf said the million mark should be reached very soon.

Frank details

International sales figures are not yet available for the book, which had a record-breaking initial print run of 1.5m copies.

Despite a rather chilly reception by reviewers, it is already in its third print, with an expanded print run of about 2.6m copies.

The 937-page book follows Mr Clinton's life, from his earliest beginnings as a child growing up in Arkansas to the White House.

It gives frank details of his time in office, including his notorious affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.




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