Biden to write book about grieving son's death

Biden to write book about grieving son's death

Joe Biden's new book, Promise Me, Dad, now has a November 14 release date, as announced by Flatiron Books.

According to the book publisher's website, tickets to the tour include a copy of the book, in which he opens up about the loss of his son who died while Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama.

Flatiron Books announced it had signed a three-book deal with Biden in April. PROMISE ME, DAD chronicles 2015, the most momentous and challenging year in Vice President Biden's extraordinary life and career. This year the fair kicks off with journalist Dan Rather, who will talk about his new book with Elliot Kirshner, "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism" (Algonquin, $22.95).

Details about Biden's appearance and ticket sales haven't been formalized yet, but there is one thing we know: the former vice president is not the fair's opening night speaker.

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"It's pretty special to have a vice president in the house", he said, adding that Proctors had been in touch with Biden's representatives for some time before recently receiving confirmation of his visit. Never far away was the insistent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016.

'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'.

A 19-city tour to promote the book this fall is also in the works.

Tickets go on sale to the public for the November 19 appearance on July 28. Presales for Dreamland Foundation members begin Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. local time.

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