Laura Bush Has Her Say

George W. Bush isn’t the only member of his household getting into the memoir business: Former First Lady Laura Bush’s Spoken From the Heart comes out next month. In it, she discusses the high school car wreck in which she killed a friend. There’s a weird feint at the Ralph Nader defense (her victim was driving a Chevy Corvair, the model pilloried by Nader in Unsafe at Any Speed) and the admission that she neither attended the funeral or attempted to make contact with the dead boy’s parents. There is also the suggestion that someone tried to poison President Bush at a G8 summit in Germany. It sounds like, uh, interesting reading.