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Former Vice President Joe Biden Writing a Book About Son’s Death

A new book is underway from former Vice President Joe Biden, it will be about grieving of the death of his son, according to the New York Times.

The book is titled “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope Hardship, and Purpose,” it will focus on Biden’s last year in office and the struggles he faced after his son Beau Biden fell to brain cancer in 2015.

The book will hit stores on Nov. 14.

Biden said in a statement to The Times,

“I hope my own story will strike a chord with other Americans who have walked the same path I have. 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.”

The title of the book comes from a phrase Biden’s son said to him during their last Thanksgiving together: “Promise me, Dad. Give me your word that no matter what happens, you’re going to be all right.”

The former Vice President will go on a 19 city book tour during the fall to promote the book and according to the Times,  “hope of having conversations that move past “the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments.”

The book will be published with Flatiron Books of New York.

[Via The Hill]


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