Joe Biden To Write Memoir Of Mourning In The Public Eye

Two years after the death of his son Beau, Joe Biden is writing a memoir reflecting on that time and what he learned about politics, and life, in the process.



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The book, entitled “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” receives its title from one of Beau’s last conversations with Biden before his death from brain cancer in January 2015. “I have always been fortunate to have an incredible support system around me, and I understand how many people in this country go through far worse than I have, with far less support,” Biden said. 


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As part of publicity for the book, which will be released in November by Flatiron Books, Biden will travel to 19 cities nationwide, hosting panel discussions with leaders in each city. Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron, praised the book. “‘Promise Me, Dad’ is unlike any other book I’ve read by a political figure, thanks to Vice President Joe Biden’s willingness to be deeply personal on the one hand, and candid about political life on the other,” he said.


Biden’s wife, Jill, will also write a book as part of the deal with Flatiron; details have not yet been announced.


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