Joe Biden Memoir Promise Me, Dad Due Out in November

Biden to write book about grieving son's death

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Biden, now weighing a presidential run in 2020, will be promoting his new memoir, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose" (out November 14), which reflects on the 2015 death of his son, Beau, and his perseverance during that turbulent year. The book chronicles Biden's 2015, as his son Beau was battling brain cancer while the vice president had to decide whether to enter the 2016 presidential race. In a tweet, Biden called the speaking tour "a series of conversations" with a tagline on a promotional image touting the tour as a way of "finding goal in a time of uncertainty". "It depends on the state of my health and the health of whoever is running". "Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Vice President Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward, as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop".

It has previously been reported Biden thought he would have won if he won for president, as did his son, who had urged him to do so prior to his death. "I don't know. Maybe not, but I thought I could've won".

Vice President Biden says, "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's "American Promise Tour" will start in early November and end in December, according to the book's website.

In a statement released by Flatiron Books on Monday, Biden pinned his hopes on the book resonating with other Americans who have faced similar personal struggles.

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