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The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president - and what he can teach us.

Structured around key moments in Biden's life and career - and filled with Biden-isms like "That's a bunch of malarkey" and "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid" - this blend of biography, advice, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, and the lessons we can use in our own lives. Along the way, listeners will also encounter fun asides about his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, his bromance with President Obama, and much more.

Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps "getting back up." We need this right now. Much as Biden has come back from both professional missteps and personal heartbreaks, sometimes we all have to get back up and fight. Given Biden's reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly.

©2017 Jeff Wilser (P)2017 Tantor

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I LOVED it!!!

Wonderful flow. I really feel I got to know Joe Biden from hearing this Audio book! I loved it!

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a rose colored look at a not so rosey life

I enjoied it. It was a one sided pro Joe book about his ups and downs in life. There were no deep criticisms or flip side of the coin. Still I relushed listening and found myself laughing in parts and tearing up in others. I learned a bit more than I knew about President Elect Joe Biden. That was my goal and it did that for me.

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The Book of Joe

What a wonderful book about a true public servant & patriot. It’s filled with things that made me laugh, things that made me cry & mostly things about a down to earth, decent & humble man who just wants to look out for the “little guy”. Does he claim to be perfect? No. Does he admit he’s made mistakes just like every human among us? Yes. I really enjoyed reading this book about the life of Joe Biden & the many contributions he has made for our country!

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a feel good book

Was read well and left you with an insight into a fine man thank you

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Enjoyable

This is a great follow up to Promise Me, Dad. Getting to know Joe Biden better is a very uplifting experience. This is a man to admire.

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Inspirational

Inspirational what a great example hope he runs for president..never give up get back up out there.☺

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How every man should feel about other people.

How every man should treat fellow humans, and men should hope and inspire to be more like Joe Biden. Regardless of political,
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Good, quick overview of the life of Joe Biden.

Wilser does an excellent job of getting to the essence of Joe Biden. This isn't a deep-dive into policy, nor is it an all encompassing biography. Rather it is an enjoyable, easily digestible overview into Biden's life and career and the moral fiber that makes Joe Biden who he is.

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I wish everyone could read this book

I laughed I cried and then I smiled. Our new president . Thank god that joe got back up for America!

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Simple, Highschool Love Letter, full of fluff

Joe Biden has decades of political service, tough fatherly experience and advice to fill a book, particularly a book this short.

However, this book is about half fluff, sentences between brief flashes of historical achievement that sound like a highschooler supporting his "greatest hero" essay. "He is the best". "...greatest vice president ever?"

The narrator compounds this with an overly sympathetic reading style, again akin to a teenager defending why the are in love with a character on television.

The author does highlight some of Biden's greatest achievements, but overall the gushy tone feels patronizing and distracting.

This book is a fast read, and very basic. Recommend a title with more material to truly learn about Joe Biden and his accomplishments.