Former President Bill Clinton's memoir, "My Life," will settle some scores, starting with the "supine" press, according to a report in the June issue of Vanity Fair.
"He feels severely misinterpreted by the media," an unnamed friend told the magazine, and that his memoir is "an opportunity to set a lot of things straight."
Booksellers expect huge sales for "My Life," for which Mr. Clinton received a reported $10 million to $12 million advance. The book is due out in late June.
"I am killing myself ... because I want it done," he said. "Hard enough to live my life the first time. The second time has really been tough."
The book will include few mea culpas about Mr. Clinton's role in the Monica Lewinsky scandal or other matters, Vanity Fair said.
This week marks the tenth anniversary of Paula Jones' lawsuit against Mr. Clinton, alleging sexual harassment, which touched off a blizzard of events that made Lewinsky a national figure and ultimately led to Mr. Clinton's impeachment.
While not working on his book, Mr. Clinton gives speeches and brokers AIDS treatment in Africa and the Caribbean; he also plays an active role in Democratic politics, phoning weekly to presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, the magazine said.