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Beautiful Things: A Memoir

Beautiful Things: A Memoir

Written by Hunter Biden

Narrated by Hunter Biden


Beautiful Things: A Memoir

Written by Hunter Biden

Narrated by Hunter Biden

ratings:
3.5/5 (54 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Apr 6, 2021
ISBN:
9781797113005
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Unflinching memoir…

With so many stories out there about Hunter Biden, it’s been difficult to separate rumor from reality. In this unflinching memoir, he tells his side of the story. In vivid detail, Biden recounts a tumultuous life with nuance and perspective that can only come from the person who lived it.

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival.

When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.
Released:
Apr 6, 2021
ISBN:
9781797113005
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Hunter Biden is a lawyer and an artist. A graduate of Georgetown University and Yale Law School, Hunter has worked as an advocate on behalf of Jesuit universities, and served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards, including as vice chairman of Amtrak and chairman of the board of World Food Program USA. The son of Joe and Jill Biden, Hunter is the father of three daughters: Naomi, Finnegan, and Maisy. He lives with his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, and their son, Beau, in California.


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3.7
54 ratings / 14 Reviews
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  • (1/5)
    Terribly written. I would recommend one of Tom Woods books instead. This book is simply a money maker for a grifting family member.
  • (3/5)
    I am not American, and therefore don't have any emotional connection or prejudice to HB's story. For good and bad, I suppose. The book itself was touching, but it was not great. The writing wasn't spectacular, more like regular journal entries.
    I think every story of battling and recovering from addiction is admirable and needs to be acknowledged, so I think it's great that HB wrote this memoir.
  • (1/5)
    DOES THIS BOOK ALSO COVER ALL OF HIS AND HIS FAMILY'S DISGRACEFUL AND EVIL CORRUPTION AND PEDOPHILIA???

    IF NOT, THIS IS JUST MORE PROPAGANDA. LIKE THE IDEA AN ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    DOES THIS BOOK COVER THE FACT THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY KILLED MILLIONS WITH A BIOWEAPON AND HOW THIS LOSER'S FAMILY IS HELPING THEM COVER IT UP AND NOT FACE JUSTICE????

    WATCH THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AKA BIG TECH CENSORSHIP REMOVE THIS HONEST AND FACTUAL REVIEW. ⏳⏳⏳
  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    A piece of perverted shit!!!! Wouldn’t waste my time with the disgusting vile thieving elitist!

    1 person found this helpful

  • (1/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Why is valuable space on Scribd being taken up with this garbage? The true substance of this man's privileged and completely wasted life has been left out of both the glowing reviews and the book itself.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    Exceeded my expectations. I hesitated to read the book since I’d seen Hunter Biden interviewed about it a number of times and assumed there was nothing more to learn; I was so wrong.

    The book is simultaneously heartbreaking, honest, painful yet hopeful and the story resilient. The author’s narration adds so much.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This was a very clear love letter to Beau. I do commend Hunter for putting his side of the story out. He doesn’t sugar coat his addiction and I respect that. You won’t find anything else but the story of a man dealing with addiction and his family story. None of all the political drama, not much about his father except his unconditional love for his family. I don’t think it’s a must but it was a good read (listen). Something that it is very clear from the start and again, part of that love letter to Beau, is that the Biden clan is filled with compassion and love. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise if you have payed attention to the President.

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  • (5/5)
    Honest, raw, sad, simple, beautiful. I highly recommend to everyone. Patience, love, hope, family. What would life be without these.
  • (5/5)
    Good book. Raw and Real . i would recommend this book.
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful, honest, raw. Never judge a person by what you see on the news.
  • (4/5)
    Very honest memoir. It was hard to listen to at times, when Hunter made the wrong choice over and over again. How wonderful and supportive his family is. It all came together beautifully at the end. I wish Hunter all the best to continue on the path of sobriety. I’m so grateful his dad is our president. Hunter comes from a family who is honest and real. I’m glad to have read this book.
  • (5/5)
    Very poignant. Mr Biden bravely exposed details of his journey that are difficult to imagine for many of us. I feel confident that many will benefit from his open descriptions and candor. Thank you, Mr Biden. Best wishes to you and your family going forward.
  • (4/5)
    As a person who is the opposite of a "Biden-family fan," I was seriously prepared to give this 'listen' zero stars. Had it not been for the gratuitous bashing of President Trump and a series of untruths that have been proven, I would have given it 5-stars. That said, it read more like a biography of Hunter's deceased brother, Beau. There was a lot of tragedy. Losing his mother and baby sister at a young age, the Biden boys, only 1 yr. and 1 day apart with Beau being the eldest, they were like twins, and from the sound of it, they were thick as thieves. Like twins they could — according to Hunter — finish each other's sentences and feel each other's pain. Beau was — not surprisingly — the conscience of the family and Hunter calls himself the heart. I never cried. That's unusual for me especially when there are deaths of people or pets. He talks about most of the things we've read about, but as you would expect, anything negative was glossed over and nearly unrecognizable. Would I recommend this audio/book? Yes, it's an easy read — listen in my case — the story is decent, in a tragic-we-know-you're-a-pathological-liar way, but decent nonetheless. I'm pretty certain I read it like a piece of Fiction, that said; it's a good story.
  • (3/5)
    It is a memoir of an recovering addict. Nothing new.