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Where the Light Enters
Building a Family, Discovering Myself
By (author): Jill Biden
9781250182326 Hardcover English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs May 07, 2019 Print Run: 200000
$35.00 CAD
Active 5.81 x 8.58 x 0.84 in | 340 gr 224 pages Includes two black-and-white photographs Flatiron Books

An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center

"How did you get this number?" Those were the first words Jill Biden spoke to U.S. senator Joe Biden when he called her out of the blue to ask her on a date.

Growing up, Jill had wanted two things: a marriage like her parents'—strong, loving, and full of laughter—and a career. An early heartbreak had left her uncertain about love, until she met Joe. But as they grew closer, Jill faced difficult questions: How would politics shape her family and professional life? And was she ready to become a mother to Joe's two young sons?

She soon found herself falling in love with her three "boys," learning to balance life as a mother, wife, educator, and political spouse. Through the challenges of public scrutiny, complicated family dynamics, and personal losses, she grew alongside her family, and she extended the family circle at every turn: with her students, military families, friends and staff at the White House, and more.

This is the story of how Jill built a family—and a life—of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles.

Where the Light Enters is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of a woman at its center.

Dr. Jill Biden is an American educator and the First Lady of the United States. From 2009 to 2017 she served as Second Lady of the United States, during which tenure she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. She has continued this work through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Dr. Biden is married to Vice President Joe Biden.

- 200k print run
- the first memoir from the former Second Lady of the United States
- Kirkus review
- Publishers Weekly review
- a Raincoast Superlead

Raincoast Superlead:
 the first memoir from the former Second Lady of the United States; announcement in People magazine; Joe Biden’s Promise Me, Dad sold over 9k copies
in Canada in hardcover

"In this charming memoir, Biden shares an intimate story of her life with former vice president Joe Biden...This generous and inspiring portrait of the Biden family is sure to be widely welcomed and enjoyed." -Publishers Weekly

"In this often poignant retelling, Biden shares some of the more meaningful moments of her life...Biden's tone is conversational and partially confessional, an endearing quality. Through this personal disclosure, readers gain insight into the fortitude and courage it takes to be a woman with a career and a close-knit family, with the obligations that come with a life as the second lady." -Kirkus Reviews

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