I thoroughly enjoyed the book and now have a newfound respect for him as a leader. He talks not only about his son's illness but how he had to continue to do his job while dealing with the uncertainty of what the future would hold for Beau and his family. I can't imagine being in his shoes not only dealing with such a devastating diagnosis for his son and still having to deal with the extreme stress of being vice president. I admire his strength and the strength of his son in dealing with his illness.
Joe Biden also talks about dealing with his grief and making the tough decision to not run for president even with the tremendous outcry that he run. It seemed like most people wanted him to run and thought he would win but he felt that it just wasn't the right time since he couldn't give it the 110% he felt that it deserved because he was still grieving. I don't blame him at all. I think he did the right thing and deserves all the time he needs to grieve although personally I would love to see him run in the next election because I think he would make an excellent president.