Chinese Getting Wild Version of Bill Clinton's Life

Posted on July 22, 2004

According to Sky News, Bill Clinton's autobiography, My Life, is already a bestseller in China. Trouble is, it hasn't been released there yet. Yes, those enterprising Chinese counterfeiters are at it again. They've taken My Life, and slimmed it down.

The counterfeiters also told their translators to liven things up. They cut this unexciting passage: "I was concerned about China's continued suppression of basic freedoms" and "I went to bed thinking that China would be forced by the imperatives of modern society to become more open." And replaced it with: "She (Hillary) was as beautiful as a princess. I told her my name is Big Watermelon" and "China is a mysterious and unique place."

The real book goes on sale in September but, alas, there's nary a mention of "Big Watermelon" to be found.
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