Laura Bush appears on Oprah

In this photo taken Thursday, April 29, 2010, and provided by Harpo Productions, Inc., talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, second from right, is seen with former first lady Laura Bush, right, and her daughters Barbara Bush, left, and Jenna Bush Hager during taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago. The show aired nationally on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. ((AP Photo/Harpo Productions, Inc., George Burns))

May 4, 2010 2:41:59 PM PDT
Former first lady Laura Bush spoke with Oprah Winfrey about her memoir, "Spoken from the Heart."

It's Bush's first interview about the memoir, which is being released Tuesday.

In the book, Bush writes about a fatal car wreck at the age of 17 when she drove through a stop sign in Midland, Texas, and how it shaped her life. One of her best friends, Mike Douglas, died in the crash.

She also talked about the president's darkest days and how she and her family coped with criticism during their days in the White House.

Former first daughters Jenna and Barbara also appeared on Oprah Tuesday.