"GIVE ME YOUR WORD THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT": FIRST EDITION OF PROMISE ME, DAD, SIGNED BY JOE BIDEN
BIDEN, Joe. Promise Me, Dad. New York: Flatiron Books, (2017). Octavo, original white paper-covered boards, original dust jacket. $2800.
First edition of President Biden's moving account of his son's battle with brain cancer, preferred first printing without publisher's "Signed Edition" on the dust jacket, signed on the title page by President Biden.
"Promise Me, Dad is Joe Biden's poignant, instructive and deeply affecting account of a family's struggle against a vicious brain cancer, played out against the demands of his job as vice president and the temptations of another run for the presidency." As the condition of his son Beau worsened, "he called his dad to his side and said: 'You've got to promise me, Dad, that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right. Give me your word, Dad. You're going to be all right.' A promise kept" (Washington Post). Beau Biden died five years before his father was elected the 46th president of the United States. Preferred first edition, first printing. Issued same year as copies containing "Signed Edition" on dust jacket front panel; no priority determined. Auction authentication sticker on title page.
A fine copy.