Hunter does not beat around Bush in Biden His new memoir, “Beautiful Things,” which appears on 6 April.
“I am a 51-year-old father who has helped raise three beautiful daughters,” the younger son of President Biden, who now writes his own one-year-old son in the preface. “I bought crack cocaine on the streets of Washington, DC, and cooked myself inside a hotel bungalow in Los Angeles. I was so desperate for a drink that I couldn’t make a walk on a block between a liquor store and my apartment without unpacking the bottle. Over the past five years, my two-decade-long marriage has dissolved, guns have been put on my face, and at one point I cleaned up the grid, living in a $ 59 a night Super 8 Motel in I-95 Are scaring their family more than themselves. “
The book is an equal family saga, harrowing tale and addictive Howell. Here is what readers will learn.
He remembers the accident that killed his mother and sister.
You probably know the story: it was 18 December 1972. President Biden, Then a newly elected senator, was in Washington. Nelia Hunter Biden – referred to as “my mummy” throughout “Beautiful Things” – took Hunter, who was 3; His brother, Bue, about 4; And his 13-month-old sister, Naomi (known as “Caspi, Short” for Casper Friendly Ghost), to pick up a Christmas tree near her home in Wilmington, Del.
Hunter Biden describes how Naomi was “sleeping on a passenger seat tucked into a bassinet” – an eyebrow detail by today’s standards. “Suddenly, I see my mother’s head to the right,” he writes. “I don’t remember anything else about his profile: the look in his eyes, the expression of his mouth. His head just swings.” At the eighty-four intersection, his car was taken to Corbus by a tractor-trailer.
The next thing Biden remembers waking up in a hospital bed next to Beaver: “He’s putting three words in my mouth, over and over: rem I love you.” I love you. I love you.’ This is our origin story. “
His romantic relationship with Beau’s widow stems from ‘We both lost love for greedy’.
What began as a “shared-travels bond” with Hailey Biden blossomed into a live-in arrangement after Hunter Biden’s own marriage ended. He attempted a steady presence for his niece, nephew and sister-in-law, but admitted that none of it worked.
“Our relationship began as a mutually desperate love, the love we both lost, and its dissolution only deepened that tragedy,” they write. “It became clear: what was left was permanently gone.” Humpty Dumpty was never put together again. “
While his father was the vice-president, Biden spent a month binging on vodka in a Washington apartment.
Biden had his first glass of champagne when he was 8. 8. In his 20s, he started drinking heavily after work (“I could always drink five times more than anyone else”). He went to rehab and back after seven years – effectively ending his son’s lucrative lobbying career until his father joined the Obama ticket. Biden went to rehab again, then went back after Beaver’s death in 2016.
The pattern continued, leading to 12 to 16-hour benders, withdrawal symptoms, and 20 pounds of weight loss: “I ate nothing further than what was available at the liquor store: Doritos, Pork Rinds, Ramon Noodles. Ultimately mine. Couldn’t even handle stomach noodles. “
Biden used a kitchen knife to remove the plastic nugget, which controls the flow of vodka from his jug, allowing it to pass quickly. He writes, “I learned to bend and miscarry my body in such a way as to reduce the weight of the bottle, to make it more manageable.”
His father, who was then vice president, arrived at his house and said, “I know you’re not well, Hunter.” You need help. “Hunter Biden recalls:” They never let me forget that all was not lost. They never left me, never left me, never judged me, no matter how bad. Why not – and trust me, from there they will be very, very bad. “
He bought Rift from a homeless addict, who later moved in with him.
“The relationship was symbiotic,” he writes. “It was two crack addicts who could not find their way out of a paper bag. One-act crack
Biden vividly describes his progress from smoking crack to cooking; On her abusive relationships with unhealthy dealers and clingy fingers; And used desperate tricks when confronted with drug tests, including buying “clean urine”. He attempted to leave the crack with the help of ketamine infusion, psychoactive compounds and 5-MeO-DMT therapy, “which employs glandular secretions of the Sonoran Desert Toad.” He did not state how he paid for these treatments.
“Once you decide that you are a bad person, everyone thinks that you have become, it is good that the man you once find is difficult.” “Eventually, I quit looking for him: I decided that I wasn’t the person who loved me, I guess I wasn’t there anymore.”
The Readers followed Biden’s weaving through Los Angeles’ homeless encroachment, which was his next hit. “I walked through and stepped around and curled people over to a thin piece of cardboard. Beyond them, I saw a snarl, remove the tentacles. It was black atomizer. I saw that the gun was on my face. Next. In chapter one, we see Joe Biden following his son after a family intervention: “He grabbed me, spun me around and hugged me. He held me in the dark and wept for the longest time. “
Biden does not make excuses for his addiction, but describes feeling ‘alone in the crowd’.
In a car accident that killed his mother and sister, Biden writes, “I want to make it clear: I don’t see that tragic moment as necessarily the behavior that has got itself intoxicating.” It will be a police out. “
But he has long described a feeling of uneasiness, especially in social situations. “This type of insecurity is almost universal among people with real addiction issues – the feeling of being alone in a crowd.” I have always felt alone in a crowd, ”he writes.
When it comes to Ukraine, Biden’s account is as dry as toast.
Hunter bidenBrandywine Xu of Willington previously had “legal-age employment” – “I used to shake the pile of llama manure by the time I closed the drain in the camel pool” – but he held on to his board membership at Barism Holdings Is known. “The episode that led to the impeachment of a president and landed me at the heart of the decade’s biggest political craze is most notable for its epic banquet,” he writes.
He then proceeds to cover the incident in an 18-page chapter that reads like a research paper compiled by a reluctant student. Was Biden appointed to the board because of his last name?
Perhaps, he writes, but: “My response has always been to work hard so that my achievements stand on their own.”
Did he show a lack of judgment? “No.”
Will he do it again? “I did nothing immoral, and never accused of wrongdoing.”
He credits his wife, Melissa Cohen, for his warm-heartedness.
In March 2019, Hunter biden “I was done with the world of politics, figuring out how to go out on the campaign trail with Dad if it came to that, as I would in any other election year.” He writes, “I was a crack addict and he was.”
He was asked to vacate a hotel in Los Angeles where he was staying, but before leaving, he befriended some people in the pool who gave him the number of a South African filmmaker named Melissa Cohen.
An hour at their first dinner, they announced their love to each other. An hour after that, Biden tells Melissa that she was a crack addict. He said, “Not anymore.” You are finished with this. “