A memoir from Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden's younger sister, trusted confidante and lifelong campaign manager. Valerie, one of the first female campaign managers in United States history, writes of the role of family, faith, and fate in shaping her life, and the power of empathy and kindness in the face of turmoil and division.
She has particular insight into Biden’s personal life and his devotion to family. Her book provides details about the tight-knit Biden family’s devotion to one another and their Catholic faith’s influence on their political philosophies. She sensitively covers the tragedies the Bidens faced ... Owens’s narrative is informative and engaging and is a perceptive firsthand account of President Biden’s background. Readers who are interested in political campaign operations and strategy or want to know more about the Bidens will enjoy this book.
Adoring, almost worshipful in tone, Owens offers both triumphant and tragic memories in an easy and unpretentious manner that conveys the abiding influence of family, faith, and friendship in the Biden universe.
Touching ... The best moments are Biden Owens’s intimate recollections, such as her awkward first meeting with the future Jill Biden over a tuna salad lunch ... Politics aside, this shines with heart and humanity.