Bill Clinton's new book: A plan for the economy

@CNNMoney September 23, 2011: 9:35 AM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Former President Bill Clinton has a plan to put the country back on track, and he has written a book about it.

Titled "Back to Work," the book includes specific ideas about getting Americans working again. Among the topics Clinton tackles are how to increase lending, support new businesses, jumpstart the beleaguered manufacturing sector and double exports, according to a statement released Thursday by publisher Knopf.

"I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future," wrote Clinton. "America at its core is an idea -- the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs."

The book will go on sale Nov. 8, with a price of $22.95, according to Paul Bogaards, spokesperson at Random House, Knopf's parent company. The first printing will run 300,000 copies.

Knopf declined to disclose how much Clinton will get as an advance for the book. But if his past is any indication, the deal will be pretty flush. Clinton was reported to have been paid an advance of $10 million to $12 million for his his autobiography, "My Life," in 2004.

Clinton supports President Obama's focus on green technology, to support both the U.S. economy and the nation's security. He has also promoted the America's need to spend on infrastructure -- airports, trains, roads and bridges.

"There is no evidence that we can succeed in the twenty-first century with an antigovernment strategy," wrote Clinton, "with a philosophy grounded in 'You're on your own' rather than 'We're all in this together.'" To top of page

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