Title Where the light enters : building a family, discovering myself / Jill Biden.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Flatiron Books, 2019.©2019
Author Biden, Jill. author.
Date 01-01-2019
Physical description 210 pages ; 22 cm
Item 920 BID (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 318089 INLIBRARY
Major subject United States
Members spouses
Minor subject Overseas item
LCSH Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Vice-Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Biden, Jill.
Biden, Jill -- Family.
Biden, Joseph R. -- Family.
ISBN 9781250182326
Abstract This is the story of how Jill built a family of her own: from seeking small moments of joy, to balancing the family's needs with her personal and professional goals, to forming traditions that helped carry them through tragedy - all with the support of an extended family circle. That circle would morph over the years, but the one constant was love. And whether finding her own voice as Second Lady or changing lives as a teacher, whether nurturing the Biden clan or surviving devastating loss, Jill discovered her own strength and came to understand what it truly means to make a family."An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center. 'How did you get this number?' Those were the first words Jill Biden spoke to U.S. senator Joe Biden when he called her out of the blue to ask her on a date. Growing up, Jill had wanted two things: a marriage like her parents'--strong, loving, and full of laughter--and a career. An early heartbreak had left her uncertain about love, until she met Joe. But as they grew closer, Jill faced difficult questions: How would politics shape her family and professional life? And was she ready to become a mother to Joe's two young sons? She soon found herself falling in love with her three 'boys,' learning to balance life as a mother, wife, educator, and political spouse. Through the challenges of public scrutiny, complicated family dynamics, and personal losses, she grew alongside her family, and she extended the family circle at every turn: with her students, military families, friends and staff at the White House, and more. This is the story of how Jill built a family--and a life--of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles. [This] is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of a woman at its center"--Dust jacket.
Contents Prologue -- Family ties -- Pushing boundaries -- Childhood's end -- A real gentleman -- If you have to ask -- Five proposals -- We don't say "step" -- This is your baby -- Discovering my voice -- Becoming a daughter -- Small wonders -- Decisions together -- The table grows -- From friends to family -- Shattered -- Epilogue: Where the light enters.
LCN 1247347
Item ID 318089
Database Library Catalogue