In Your Dreams

updated 10/10/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/10/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

BILL CLINTON FIRST CAME INTO Julia Anderson-Miller's life one night in January last year. "He walked through the door and rubbed my neck," she says. "I could feel the thickness of his hands and smell the fragrance of his aftershave." Soon afterward, though, she woke up. It had all been a dream.

A few weeks later her husband, Bruce Miller, 39, also dreamed about the President. It was more of a guy's dream, though—just the two of them cleaning out a car together. But it was enough to prompt Anderson-Miller, 38, an art director at a Chicago publishing house, to place ads in newspapers around the country asking if there were others whose night thoughts might have strayed in the direction of the big guy in the White House.

Quicker than you could say "book contract," Bruce and Judith had more than 300 respondents. The result is the recently published Dreams of Bill (Carol Publishing). Although they are Democrats, Miller and Anderson-Miller say the book is bipartisan and includes dreams that show the President in a less than dignified light—like one submitted by an anonymous Texan in which a cat-size space alien attaches itself to Clinton's head. "We didn't want it to be a namby-pamby book," says Julia. "We wanted a genuine slice of people's subconscious."

Namby-pamby may be out, but don't expect any really juicy stuff. Other than one account of X-rated Billing and cooing on the White House lawn, "we didn't receive any pornographic dreams," says Anderson-Miller. Still, there are euphemisms, such as the "incredible hot-tub experience"—after a night of bowling—as described by a Salt Lake City fund-raiser. And though one woman's nocturnal imagination extended only to Clinton's getting in bed with her to do The New York Times crossword puzzle, several other respondents praised his lovemaking technique.

Is this the sort of thing that can help the President at the ballot box in 1996? Well, says Anderson-Miller, "a number of our dreamers said they were pleased that President Clinton thought enough of them to appear in their dreams."

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