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Former President George W. Bush to open Miami book fair

President George W. Bush

George W. Bush will discuss his upcoming memoir “Decision Points” at the Miami Book Fair International on November 14. (Scott M. Lieberman, AP / October 19, 2010)

George W. Bush is ready for his book fair debut.

The 43rd president of the United States will open the 27th edition of Miami Book Fair International at 4 p.m. Nov. 14, speaking about his upcoming memoir, “Decision Points” (Crown, $35).

Bush’s appearance “speaks to the prestige we’ve been able to garner all these years,” said Alina Interián, executive director of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts.

“We’re excited our fair is off to such a great start with him … It’s quite timely so soon after the elections.”

Tickets cost $40 and include an autographed copy of the book, which reportedly covers the Bush presidency from the 2000 election, the 9-11 attacks, the launching of the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina and the financial crisis.

Tickets go on sale online at noon Nov. 8 at http://www.miamibookfair.com

Bush isn’t the first member of the former first family to appear at the fair. Daughter Jenna presented her book “Ana’s Story” in 2007, and Bush’s sister Doro Bush Koch appeared at the fair in 2006 with her memoir “My Father, My President.”

The fair runs Nov. 14-21 at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus in downtown Miami.

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