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Conversations with Joe

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Conversations with Joe presents the edited highlights of Vice President Joe Biden’s 29 city US tour, in which he speaks candidly about his son Beau’s remarkable life and the hope and purpose the Biden family found in carrying on Beau’s work after he lost his battle with brain cancer. The conversations feature a kaleidoscopic assortment of American leaders, artists, performers and writers - including Man Booker Prize-winning author George Saunders, late night talk-show host Stephen Colbert, television actress Constance Wu, philanthropist Melinda Gates, Tony-winning Hamilton costar Leslie Odom Jr., and Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. These compelling, off-the-cuff conversations are designed to amplify Biden’s powerful message of unity and promise in heartfelt and entertaining fashion for Audible listeners.

©2018 Joseph Biden, Audible Originals LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Joe Biden
Author: Joe Biden
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Promise Me, Dad

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A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor 15 months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad - "Joe, I need your help" - he responded. For 12 months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows listeners 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. This is a book written not just by the vice president but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future. Note: this Audible Exclusive includes a powerful interview – only available here – between Joe Biden and award-winning journalist, Mike Barnicle. Their discussion contextualizes the memoir’s wide-ranging themes, while also touching upon the presidential election, current events, and what it means to grapple with profound grief. Tickets for Vice President Biden’s American Promise Tour are on sale now. For more details visit JoeBidenBook.com.

©2017 CelticCapri Corp (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Joe Biden
Author: Joe Biden
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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Note to Self

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In this updated edition, Gayle King introduces brand new notes from: Tracy Morgan, Heather Duckworth, Adam Rippon, François Clemmons, Tammy Duckworth, Alexis Ohanian, and Alex Honnold!  Gayle King shares her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which 21st-century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were.  What do Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Ruth, Coach K, and Kermit the Frog wish they could tell their younger selves? What about a gay NFL player or the most successful female racecar driver? In Note to Self, CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast’s popular segment of the same name. Including essays from such varied figures as Vice President Joe Biden, Oprah, Russell Brand, Kesha, and Maya Angelou - as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow - Note to Self is a lovely reflection on the joys and challenges of growing up and a perfect gift for any occasion.

©2018 Gayle King (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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