One person familiar with the draft describes the book as “really long and searching,” an attempt to “pull all the pieces of his life together.” It’s hard for him to decide what to leave out. And it’s also difficult for Clinton to “make final judgments and come to terms with things,” says a friend. The writing has been taxing both “physically and psychologically,” says another. The book runs from his birth to the present, and will likely include his own account of the Lewinsky scandal. Clinton “sees the book as a big part of his legacy,” says an associate.