Joint Book Deals for Joe and Jill Biden

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Elizabeth Allen

Staff Writer

Lifelong book lover, Elizabeth Allen managed to get a degree in something completely unrelated that she never intends to use. She’s a proud Connecticut native who lives in a picturesque small town with her black olive-obsessed toddler daughter, her prom date-turned-husband, and her two dim-witted cats Penny Lane and Gretchen Wieners. She spends her days trying to find a way to be paid to read while drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching episodes of Gilmore girls until the DVDs fail, waiting for her husband to feed her, and being obnoxiously vain about her hair. Elizabeth’s work can be found at, where she is currently reading and reviewing all of the books referenced in Gilmore girls. She is also the cohost of two podcasts discussing the work of Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Under the Floorboards” and “Stumbling Ballerinas”). Basically, her entire goal in life is to be a bookish Lorelai Gilmore. She clearly dreams big. Twitter: @BWRBooks

The words of the beloved Uncle Joe and the brilliant Dr. Aunt Jill will soon be coming to a bookstore near you!

Flatiron Books (a Macmillan imprint) just announced that they have inked a deal to include two books from former Vice President Joe Biden and one from Dr. Jill Biden. It is clear that a major focus of the first book by the once Vice President will be the loss of his son, Beau, due to a brain tumor in May 2015. Joe Biden will also speak to his much regretted decision not to run for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Personally, I’m going to hope that each chapter begins with an Obama/Biden bromance meme.

No financial details are yet known, but sources state that they’re somewhere in the neighborhood of seven figures- one figure less than the deal that was made in February 2017 with former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama with Crown Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House).

Neither Mr. nor Dr. Biden are strangers to the publishing world. Random House released Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by Joe in 2007 and Jill had a picture book titled Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.

We need more of Joe Biden’s charm and Dr. Jill Biden’s wit nowadays. I eagerly look forward to the release of these books. Now just to convince Jill and Michelle to team up to write a life manual for bad ass feminists who just wont quit!