Bush reveals all about his battle with booze

November 9th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 9 (ANI): In his new book, George Bush reveals his story of abrogating alcohol from being a hardcore drinker.

The former president’s new book begins with a straightforward question that his wife, Laura, asked very many years ago. “Can you remember the last day you didn’t have a drink?”

Bush replied that of course he could but as he recalled the itinerary of the last month he realized he couldn’t think of a single day he’d gone without alcohol.

Bush said, “Well - it became - a love. And therefore began to compete for my love with my wife, and my daughters. For a while, I was a rootless guy, and drinking didn’t compete with anything”, reports the Daily Mail.

“Alcohol becomes central to your life. And I finally woke up and realized that I did not want to live a life where alcohol was central. And I’m convinced, I really am convinced, had I not quit drinking, I wouldn’t be sitting here as a former President. Because I chronicle a few incidents where alcohol made my quick tongue– not only quick, but caused me to be stupid,” he added.

Thereafter, came Bush’s 40th birthday in 1986 in which he described a raucous and drunken dinner in a restaurant with his friend Don Evans among others.

“We got louder and louder, telling the same stories over and over. At one point Don and I decided we were so cute we should take our routine from table to table. We shut the place down, paid a colossal bar tab, and went to bed,” the Guardian quoted an excerpt from Bush’s book.

The next day, the future president said, he went running, thought about God and how the booze was causing him to put himself ahead of his family, and decided to quit.

He said that it was one of the toughest decisions he ever made but that brought an end to his alcohol journey. (ANI)

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