Joe Biden has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest—fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses and disappointments that he has suffered.
Joe Biden: American Dreamer' (Bloomsbury) is adapted from an occasional series of articles published by The New Yorker between 2011 and 2020. The author Evan Osnos had conducted four interviews with Biden and more than a hundred people in his political orbits.
The book is a concise and highlighted of Biden’s political road to presidency. Many of the quotes I like. Some of them are listed below:
“Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up in unforgivable.”
My favour from Biden’s wife when he asked her “How am I going to handle this?” as the No2. to support Obama for vice presidential consideration in 2007. She said’ Grow Up”.
His comment to the author “Listen, buddy, you call me a nice old man and one more time and I will personally come down there and kick your ass’.
In the presidential race 2020, Biden commented about Trump, “the more he talked, the better off I am”. When people say to him, “Well, what are you going to do if you get elected?” Biden said, ‘ It depends on what the hell I’m left with. Not a joke. I’m not being a wise guy. Thing could get a lot worse.’.
The one really impressed me was during Biden’s visiting Putin at the Kremlin 2011. He said to Putin’ Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul’.