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American Rhapsody

by Joe Eszterhas

American Rhapsody by Joe Eszterhas
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    Jul 2000, 448 pages
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    May 2001, 446 pages

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He was one of us, it became apparent, in another special way, too, the classic sixties child in love with, addicted to, the pleasures provided him by his penis, which he called "Willard." There was even a cartoon flyer circulated around Arkansas early in his political career that showed Bill Clinton looking down and saying, "Dick, you kept me from being the President of the United States."

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