Joe Biden was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972 and served there until 2009, when he assumed the office of vice president under Barack Obama. He grew up in New Castle County, Delaware, and graduated from the University of Delaware and the Syracuse University College of Law. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
"A ripping good read . . . Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling."--The Christian Science Monitor
"A compelling personal story."--The New York
"Moving . . . [Biden's] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable."--Salon