It’s no secret that Hunter Biden, the son of the current president of the United States has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction throughout his life and has often been targeted by those who looking to discredit his father. Hunter appears to be embracing his demons by publishing a memoir later this year that will focus on his addiction and his long road to sobriety.
Set to be published this April, Beautiful Things will tell of Hunter’s long road to recovery and takes its name from a saying he and his brother Beau would use to highlight the important things in life following Beau’s terminal diagnosis of brain cancer. In a short extract, Beau writes: “I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love.”
As The Guardian reports, the book has already received a great response from a number of high profile names, including Stephen King, who said: “In his harrowing and compulsively readable memoir, Hunter Biden proves again that anybody, even the son of a United States president can take a ride on the pink horse down nightmare alley. Biden remembers it all and tells it all with a bravery that is both heartbreaking and quite gorgeous. He starts with a question: Where’s Hunter? The answer is he’s in this book, the good, the bad and the beautiful.” Dave Eggers described the memoir as “an astonishingly candid and brave book about loss, human frailty, wayward souls and hard-fought redemption.”
Rights to the book were secured by Gallery Books back in 2019 and managed to remain under wraps even when the former president Donald Trump became fixated on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. Hunter is Joe Biden’s eldest surviving child after his mother and sister were killed in a car crash in 1972 and his brother Beau passed away due to brain cancer in 2015.
This is by no means a family member of a president has published a book. During his time in office, Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr released two books, Triggered and Liberal Privilege. Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, published a highly critical book of her family called Too Much and Never Enough.