The Book of Joe by Jeff Wilser

Brooke Amos

4.5 Stars

November 23, 2017


Depending on where you fall on the political spectrum, you likely either love or hate disinterest (at best) for Joe Biden in these polarizing times. If you fall in the camp of loving Uncle Joe, then you will likely enjoy sitting down with this charming little book by Jeff Wilser that pulls together various words of wisdom by Biden, like “That’s a bunch of malarkey” and “I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid.” If you are a fan of the current administration, you’ll probably want to take a pass on this one. 

What this book does well is mix biography with humor in telling about the path of Joe Biden from his Delaware roots to his famous “bromance” with Obama in the White House. While Biden has his own recently released memoir, what this book does is compactly tell the story of a man in a whimsical way. I imagine many a Biden fan would enjoy this as a stocking stuffer this holiday season. 


Jeff Wilser is the author of five books, including Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life and The Good News About What’s Bad for You…and The Bad News About What’s Good for You, named by Amazon as one of the Best Books of the Month in both Non-Fiction and Humor. His work has appeared in print or online at GQ, Esquire, TIME, New York magazine, Glamour, Cosmo, mental_floss, MTV, and The Huffington Post. His advice has been syndicated to a network of 200 newspapers including The Miami Herald and The Chicago Tribune. His TV appearances have ranged from BBC News to The View.