Promise Me, Dad - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Joe Biden
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Biden Family Thanksgiving – The author describes the departure of himself and his wife Jill from their home in Washington D.C. (where the author was serving as Vice President of the United States), making particular note of a clock that showed what the author refers to as “Precise Time.” Precise Time, he says, is a specific measurement of time that he describes as essential in a city where internationally influential decisions are made. He describes how he and Jill were on their way to Nantucket, Rhode Island, for their family’s annual Thanksgiving gathering. The year is 2014, almost six years into the presidency of Barack Obama.

The author then describes the origins of that gathering – how, early in his political career, he made the decision that a “nuclear Thanksgiving” (that is, with just the core of his “nuclear” family) was essential for maintaining family...

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