When Barack and Michelle Obama left The White House in January 2017, it felt like we might never hear from them again. We watched at they flew away in a copter, leaving us with an administration that was, to say the least, very different. But then came the news of the Obamas book deal, and we could rest a little easier knowing that we would soon have new thoughts, words (and probably some sage advice) from our favorite former President and First Lady. And now it looks like we'll be getting the same from former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden. It was announced today that the Bidens have both secured book deals with Flatiron Books (an imprint of Macmillan.) Here's everything we know so far.
Macmillan will publish two nonfiction books, one each by the former Vice President and Dr. Biden. The first, still untitled, book by Vice President Biden will explore one momentous year in which he tackles some of the most difficult challenges in the White House, while also enduring the death of his son Beau, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2015 at the age of 46. The memoir will tell the story of not just Joe Biden's life as politician, but as a father, grandfather, friend and husband. There is no official word yet on what Dr. Biden's book will focus on.
Add to this Hillary Clinton's promised essay collection, and its clear that we'll be getting to spend a lot more bookish time with the Obama administration in the coming months. And if that's not a salve for the tired activist heart, we don't know what is.