Biden to write book about grieving son's death

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Biden's book, titled "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and goal", chronicles the year in which his son, Beau, battled brain cancer while Biden weighed whether or not to run for president in the 2016 election. It chronicles Biden's life during 2015, when, according to promotional material, "the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his family while his son Beau battled brain cancer".

In a statement accompanying the tour announcement, Biden said, "I have always been fortunate to have an incredible support system around me, and I understand how many people in this country go through far worse than I have, with far less support".

Biden, who has been cited as a possible Democratic presidential contender in 2020, is doing a 19-city "American Promise Tour".

Biden is writing a new book about the heartbreak and mourning over the death of his son, according to a report.

'It's that rare book by a politician that will truly have lasting resonance'.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at Proctors in November as part of his American Promise Tour.

Check back to SouthFlorida.com as we announce the full lineup over the coming months.

Despite that, Biden eventually decided against running, and announced his decision in October 2015.

The announcement of his speaking tour coincided with the release of an op-ed the former vice president wrote in the Washington Post assailing the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Biden has previously said he regrets not running for president, as he believes he could have won.

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