Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

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 muc A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thi...

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Title:Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
Author:Joe Biden
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250171679
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose Reviews

  • Cheri
    Feb 15, 2018
    ?I need some distraction Oh, beautiful release Memories seep from my veins ?And maybe empty Oh, and weightless, and maybe I'll find some peace tonight ?In the arms of the angel Fly away from here From this dark cold hotel room And the endlessness that you fear You...
  • Bettie☯
    Jul 17, 2017
    Joe Biden?s New Book to Be Released in November 2017 ...
  • Leslie
    Nov 26, 2017
    I am not putting this down because it?s not a good book. I was and am interested in it. But I think I need to try later. My uncle passed away from the same type of cancer as Joe?s son. Around the same time too. It?s just a little much right now. ...
  • Alisa
    Jul 19, 2017
    Heartbreaking yet hopeful on multiple levels. The former Vice President is someone the public has come to know as a man of authenticity and conviction, both of which resonate throughout this book. It is a memoir of his last year in office that coincided with his son Beau's illness and ...
  • Amanda
    Nov 19, 2017
    Joe Biden is one of my favorite people in the world. Period. He is REAL and honest and CARES. I teared up anytime he wrote about his son?s last days or his late wife and daughter?s death. To have been through SO MUCH and still have strength of character and faith is so admirable to...
  • Cynthia
    Nov 19, 2017
    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, f...
  • Deetimes
    Nov 25, 2017
    A must read ! 5 stars for this inspiring and heartfelt read! ***** ...
  • Jami
    Nov 16, 2017
    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 ...
  • Matt
    Jan 11, 2018
    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 ...
  • Emily
    Nov 21, 2017
    I don't follow politics closely. Based on the title, I was expecting more personal stories rather than a recount of Biden's time in office. I also thought that he would address his son Hunter's relationship with Beau's widow. Overall, it was boring and self indulgent. However, the refl...
  • Linda
    Nov 16, 2017
    This was an emotional read. A personal look at love, family, loss and grief. I?ve always respected Joe Biden and his core beliefs. Losing a child, I don?t know of anything worse. ...
  • Janet
    Nov 30, 2017
    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 ...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    Jan 03, 2018
    Really was curious about this book. It was so heartfelt and genuine. I definitely recommend! ...
  • Christy
    Nov 17, 2017
    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 ...
  • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jan 26, 2018
    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. To me, this book was an explanation. Perhaps an apology, but mainly an explanation about why he chose not to run. And, I don't have much to say about this book. It's incredibly well-written and insanely moving. Between bouncing...
  • Pekka Termonen
    Feb 05, 2018
    I enjoyed reading this in many ways sad but also encouraging book. Losing you child is hard. Joe Biden lost his first wife, Neilia and one year old daughter, Naomi in car car accident in 1972. On may 30, 2015 his son, Beau died of brain cancer. This book is not all about Beau and his b...
  • Sabrina Grafenberger
    Feb 18, 2018
    ?There is no one in the world you are closer to than your brother and sister. You have to be able to count on each other. All the time.? Promise Me, Dad is an important story about death and grief but also about love and strength. Joe Biden is a good and kind man and a great ...
  • Jean Poulos
    Dec 02, 2017
    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 t...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Feb 22, 2018
    Joe Biden was into his second term as vice-president of the United States when his son Beau was diagnosed with a brain tumor. As the Biden family was gathering together in Nantucket for Thanksgiving, it was to be their last with Beau but they did not know this yet. Amid national and in...
  • Nancy
    Dec 21, 2017
    I enjoyed reading this book. Although the focus is on the Biden family and how it reacted to the illness and death of Beau Biden, Vice President Biden tells the story in context of his public life as Vice President. The Biden family's committment to excellence, the bedrock of faith th...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 17, 2017
    A moving story of loss, love, family, responsibility, and duty. I laughed and cried and am so grateful for Joe Biden sharing this story. I imagine it must be difficult to regret the decision not to run as much as he must be relieved in it, as well as certain it was the right decision f...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Dec 07, 2017
    Promise Me, Dad A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose By: Joe Biden Narrated by: Joe Biden This 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,...
  • Erin
    Dec 16, 2017
    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 investigat...
  • Susanne
    Nov 16, 2017
    So I am giving the book 4 stars, but Joe Biden still gets 5 stars from me, as he has since the late 1970s when he was a young, bright, and very dedicated Senator. Nothing in Promise Me, Dad is new;; it was apparent how close his family is, how the loss of Beau impacted him. What comes ...
  • Robin Case
    Nov 20, 2017
    OK, I give props to Biden for honesty with regards to his family. Writing is mostly alright. Nothing special but adequate. ...
  • Nathan Pienta
    Nov 16, 2017
    I love this book it really help me understand Joe Biden better than I had before. The timeline of events and the way the book was written flowed very well. The book did not wander or meander and stayed very personal. ...
  • Donna Hines
    Dec 04, 2017
    'Run Joe Run' was not just a call to action but a dream for a brighter future however, it had to be excruciatingly difficult for a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. A man who envisions so much for his country and for neighboring allies. A man who knows the meaning of hard work fro...
  • Nessa
    Nov 15, 2017
    This book made me ugly cry. Anyone who has lost someone from cancer, well, it will take you back through it. [wow] ...
  • Book Seller GV
    Nov 17, 2017
    Full of heartbreak and full of hope, the former Vice President's book on his son's last year is incredible. You'll probably cry, but you'll also be inspired. ...
  • Truman32
    Jan 21, 2018
    Reading Joe Biden?s Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose I was reminded again how great it was to have Biden-as thoughtful, compassionate, and smart as anyone you are likely to meet --as our 45th President. I mean, wow, we really dodged a bullet there. Just think; t...