Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden

Promise Me, Dad

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had...


Details Promise Me, Dad

TitlePromise Me, Dad
ISBN9781250171672
Author
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherFlatiron Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Politics, Biography
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Reviews Promise Me, Dad

  • Christy
    2017-11-17
    5 stars! “I try to be mindful, at all times, of what a difference a small human gesture can make to people in need. What does it really cost to take a moment to look someone in the eye, to give him a hug, to let her know, I get it. You’re not alone?” Joe Biden is one of those people who have lived an incredible life. He’s done a lot in his lifetime, but he’s also lost a lot. Yet he still manages to be a fun and lovable guy who doesn...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2017-12-07
    Promise Me, DadA Year of Hope, Hardship, and PurposeBy: Joe BidenNarrated by: Joe BidenThis is a book I really liked and it moved me emotionally. I have to admit, I have always liked Joe Biden. He says what he thinks and to hell with it. He has a good moral background. America, family, and common sense are the key phrases I think of when I think of Joe. You may disagree but that's ok, read the book and write your own review. This is mine.He is co...
  • Erin
    2017-12-16
    I absolutely love Joe Biden.In 2015 I donated money to a SuperPac that was trying to convince Joe to run for President. I truly believe that had he run he would have beat both Hillary and 45. Just think about how different our country would be right now. No Congressional investigations, no special prosecutor, and no indictments. Our country would still be respected among our allies. I was deeply disappointed when Joe decided not to run but I comp...
  • Matt
    2018-01-11
    At a time when many politicians climb onto soap boxes and publish pieces to extol their own greatness, former Vice-President Joe Biden released this short book that seeks to rise above the fray and offer a story of hope, despair, and personal reflection. It is perhaps the first book I have read where a politician talks of their choice to turn away from high office, but it is much more than that, as the attentive and dedicated reader will discover...
  • Cynthia
    2017-11-19
    Disappointing. I hesitated to give this a 3 star rating, feeling it's more 2 - 2.5. Let me preface my review by saying in no way does my opinion on this book reflect my political leanings. I happen to like Joe Biden. I thought he was a great VP. I have the utmost respect for him, for his longstanding career, and my heart goes out to him and his family over the loss of Beau, and previously, his first wife and daughter. I hesitate to criticize a bo...
  • Jean Poulos
    2017-12-02
    The memoir by Joe Biden covers his last year as vice president and the tragedy of his son’s death His son, Beau, was the Attorney General of Delaware and was planning on running for governor of Delaware when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. This is not Joe Biden’s first family tragedy. When Joe was first elected Senator from Delaware, his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident. His two sons, Beau age three and Hunter age two, were...
  • Janet
    2017-11-30
    PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020!!!!!!!That aside --- I enjoyed this book, although he neatly and tidily left out what is going on with Beau's widow and his other son, Hunter. (he had time as he mentions at the end of the book that it is the summer of 2017 as he finishes said book --- given that he supports the relationship why leave it out....??)FYI for those not in the know. The widow of Joe Biden’s late son Beau Biden has started a romantic ...
  • Jami
    2017-11-16
    I can relate to this book, as my sister passed away from the same glio cancer that Beau had. I can definitely relate to Joe Biden's description of the feelings when they heard the dreaded glio diagnosis to some of the struggles that he went through watching this happen. One thing that struck me was that my sister died 10 years before, and yet, while there are new treatments available, the outcome is still the same and the prognosis is poor.While ...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2018-01-03
    Really was curious about this book. It was so heartfelt and genuine. I definitely recommend!