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Growing Up Biden

By: Valerie Biden Owens
Narrated by: Valerie Biden Owens
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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

A memoir from Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden’s younger sister, trusted confidante, and lifelong campaign manager. Valerie, one of the first female campaign managers in United States history, writes of the role of family, faith, and fate in shaping her life, and the power of empathy and kindness in the face of turmoil and division.

Growing Up Biden details Valerie’s decades-long professional career in politics, and the central role she played in her brother’s life as an insightful adviser, an ever-loyal advocate, and a best friend. 

This memoir, full of candor and warmth, brings listeners into the Biden home and shares stories from growing up in Delaware as the only daughter of the close-knit Irish Catholic family. Valerie writes in a compelling, relatable way about the challenges she faced breaking through gender barriers, the elusive nature of confidence, and navigating professional responsibilities while raising children.

©2022 Valerie Biden Owens (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Family values and empathy

An excellent example of family values and what it means to take care of each other as a family.

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Just an ordinary family with grit

I really enjoyed Growing Up Biden and so glad I voted for Valerie Biden Owens' brother, Joe Biden. The memoir was heartwarming, funny and informative. They were just ordinary people with drive, pride and purpose. This is the first audiobook that I listened to from the beginning to the end. I hope it becomes a bestseller. I admire Valerie. I thank her for letting me into the family. I hope her brother runs for a second term and eliminates all this QAnon crap. they are destroying America with the propaganda.

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Moving and Inspirational

If only everyone had a sister or family member like Valerie Biden Owens. Definitely loved the book, and learned so much about the Biden family. The better angels won in 2020.

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A really great book

A fantastic book that I found to be developmental and maturative for a young man coming of age like myself. I found this book very saturated with great information about the Bidens and it seems to incubate them in such a way that they resemble even more so than they are currently, a prestigious and inspiring family. I found this book illuminating and worthwhile to have “read.” I further highly recommend this book.

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What a wonderful family the Bidens are.

Wonderful book. Enjoyed knowing more about the Biden family. Such good people and under appreciated.

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Superb!

This book was as wonderful as I thought it would be. Valerie did a great job at narrating. Joe Biden is the President fit for this time.

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Great insights

First as a first generation Irish Catholic, I related to Valerie Biden’s stories. I don’t agree with all of Valerie or President Biden’s views, but feel he is an honest, caring man of integrity. Thanks for sharing this Valerie.

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Incredible story!

Valerie is so graceful and elegant while sharing her story with us! I admire her courage and the fierce loyalty to her family.

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A profound story of a loving American family

What a treat to hear the sister’s take on all that is happening. It is inspiring and what we need just now. Honor, compassion, loyalty do exist.

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A wonderful read

A really interesting backstory of both the Biden family and Valerie Biden’s contributions to her brother and our country.

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