I’ve never wanted this blog to be political and I still don’t, but when I saw this book available on the Blogging for Books site, I really wanted to read and review it. The only thing I’m asking of my readers is that you do not make political rants in the comments sections.
The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden by Jeff Wilser is 204 page simply written biography of Joe Biden, the Vice President for 8 years under President Barack Obama. It’s not a very deep book, that’s not what the author intended. Instead, it reads like a tribute to a great man who has dedicated almost a half-century to public service.
Joe Biden’s young life was a struggle due to his studder. But that affliction is just one of the many challenges that Joe would encounter throughout his life. It is a life of struggle, pain, and tragedy mixed with accomplishment, victory and love. Love not just of family, but of fellow man including his enemies and those on the other side of the political aisle.
I loved reading this book. It opened my eyes to so many things I never knew about our former Vice President. It’s not all mushy gushy…it’s the real story, even with all of Joe’s faux pas, mis-spoken words and wrongs. And let’s not forget the bromance he has still going on with Obama to this day and all the memes that just keep coming long after the party is over in White House.
And just to make this book ‘on topic’, in 2018, Joe Biden published his summer playlist which included ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles. And for that, and all the reasons above…
I rate this book, 4 out of 4 Beetles!