Dr. Jill Biden

in conversation with Elaine Petrocelli

Recorded June 28th, 2020

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Dr. Jill Biden‘s Where the Light Enters is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of the woman at its center.

Jill, the wife of former vice president Joe Biden is the New York Times bestselling author of Where the Light Enters and her first children’s book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.

She works as a community college professor. She served as second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During the Obama-Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. Dr. Biden and her husband founded the Biden Foundation and the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Her forthcoming release, Joey, is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood.

A mother of three and grandmother of five, Jill and her husband live in Wilmington, Delaware, with their two dogs, Champ and Major.

Elaine Petrocelli is co-owner of Book Passage, the fiercely independent bookstore in Corte Madera, California, and at the San Francisco Ferry Building . Over the past 44 years, Book Passage has hosted more than 10,000 classes, conferences, and author events, featuring Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, John McCain, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and thousands of new writers. She hosts of the Conversations with Authors series with Isabel Allende, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, Dave Eggers and other great writers.

Please join us for a special conversation on Sunday, June 28th.

Order any of Jill’s books and receive an autographed book plate with every book.

Dr. Jill Biden‘s Where the Light Enters is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of the woman at its center.

Jill, the wife of former vice president Joe Biden is the New York Times bestselling author of Where the Light Enters and her first children’s book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.

She works as a community college professor. She served as second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During the Obama-Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. Dr. Biden and her husband founded the Biden Foundation and the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Her forthcoming release, Joey, is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the presidential candidate and former vice president’s childhood.

A mother of three and grandmother of five, Jill and her husband live in Wilmington, Delaware, with their two dogs, Champ and Major.

Visit the Book Passage website to have any of Jill’s books delivered right to your door.

Order now and receive an autographed book plate with every book:

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself

Family, Discovering Myself

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden

Joey

Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

Don't-Forget-God-Bless-Our-Troops

A personal note from Dr. Jill Biden. 

Sent July 1st, following her Conversation with Authors session.

Friends,

You know it’s a good conversation when the time passes by so quickly. To the Book Passage community, thank you for your love, support and kindness —  I am grateful for the time we spent together on Sunday.

My honest and personal conversation with Elaine was incredibly special to me. Thank you for welcoming me into your homes to share my stories. 

What have you been reading?  

I recommend: A Long Petal of the Sea (Isabel Allende); The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates); and Valentine: A Novel (Elizabeth Wetmore).

Stay safe,

Dr. Jill Biden