by Jeff Wilser
4 of 5 stars
I didn't know what to expect of this book and, initially, I was let down because I thought it was written by Joe Biden.
But I was NOT disappointed. This is a wonderful small book of big thoughts and big moments. Wow, Joe Biden has been through many ups and downs. And his attitude is absolutely remarkable.
The most impactful portion for me was on grief. We all know that Biden's son, Beau, died of cancer recently. What we didn't know - at least I did not - is that Beau was truly a chip off the old shoulder and then some. And because Beau was so phenomenal, Joe's pain was so great and vast and encompassing. And here we get some wisdom from both Joe and Beau. Heartbreaking but important.
Really, the small messages here are grand. And I'd recommend this book to anyone, fan or not of the Vice President and his politics.
about Jeff Wilser from goodreads.com:
Jeff Wilser is the author of Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life.
He's also the author of four other books, including The Good News About What’s Bad For You… and The Bad News About What’s Good For You, which was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month.
His writing has appeared in print or online in GQ, New York magazine, Time, Glamour, Cosmo, VH1, Esquire, mental_floss, MTV, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Comstock’s, The Miami Herald, The Baltimore Sun, Detroit Free Press, and The Huffington Post.
The topics? It varies. He has written about health, relationships, film, travel, the folly of juice cleanses, hashtags, monks, architecture, books, fashion (not that he’s fashionable), sneak attacks of World War II, how to pick champagne, the intersection of math and magic, Finland’s school system, and the shortcomings of General Custer. He also collaborated with Marc Ecko, the fashion designer and founder of Complex media, on the book Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out.
Jeff is likely the only person alive to have written for both GQ and The Knot. His TV appearances, where he occasionally pops up as the token male, have ranged from BBC News to The View. Business and marketing stuff? Sure, he does that too, providing customer-segmentation insights to a +$1 billion publishing company. He’s also the founding editor of ThePlunge.com, the primary website for grooms. (Jeff has never been a groom.)
He can’t tan.