Healing Time

UPDATED 12/27/2004 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/27/2004 at 01:00 AM EST

Back in the news with his 957-page memoir My Life, Bill Clinton aired his "demons," fessed up about marriage counseling and blasted old nemesis Ken Starr. But life hung in the balance Sept. 6 when the ex-President, 58, was sidelined by quadruple-bypass surgery. The public outpouring of post-op support—including throngs of well-wishers at Democratic rallies in Philadelphia and Florida—was "very good for my rehabilitation." quipped a slimmed-down Clinton. An extra shot in the arm: the gala opening of his presidential library in Little Rock.

When daughter Laurie needed a bone-marrow transplant, hero pilot Ai Haynes appealed to those he saved aboard 1989's United Flight 232. The 184 survivors helped raise more than $500,000 for her successful April operation.

University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore Audrey Seller allegedly faked her own abduction in March to get a boyfriend's attention. In July she pleaded guilty to police obstruction and was sentenced to community service and probation.

Karl Rove was seen as the mastermind behind the President's reelection. Even critics feel the love. "We learn from each other even when we disagree on policy," says Donna Brazile, Al Gore's 2000 campaign chief.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

Latest Photos

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters