Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself

Where the Light Enters Building a Family Discovering Myself 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 senato

  • Title: Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself
  • Author: Jill Biden
  • ISBN: 1250182328
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 laught 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.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 Where the Light Enters is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of a woman at its center Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 210 pages Published May 7th 2019 by Flatiron Books More Details ISBN 1250182328 ISBN13 9781250182326 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Where the Light Enters, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Obama s Alumni 21 books 5 voters 2019 NPR Recommendations 14 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.20 Rating details 567 ratings 94 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 93 More filters Sort order May 11, 2019 Susan rated it it was amazing I read this today, could not put it down I nearly didn t read it at all because I received so many Kindle loans from the libraries and figured it would be just another politician s wife s book I could not have been mistaken Jill Biden is brutally honest about herself and her faith and the joys and sadness that she has experienced in life I loved this book flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 20, 2019 Ed rated it it was amazing This is a lovely personal memoir Dr Biden teaches at the community college where I did a few years earlier for a short time A few laugh out loud moments and the fast pace make the reading enjoyable The politics are kept to a minimum flag 9 likesLike see review May 18, 2019 Jennifer Powell rated it liked it This was a well written book, jumped around timeline wise a bit, but it was an interesting glimpse into the life of one of the Second Ladies of the US The Bidens obviously appreciate family a great deal and support one another no matter what It s nice to see that characteristic so strong in the people who are leading our country flag 2 likesLike see review May 08, 2019 Claudia rated it it was amazing Shelves memior, favorites, the biden s May 8th, 2019, 2 42amThere are no words to accurately express how I feel I ve just finished Where The Light Enters by Dr Jill Biden, I have read countless memoirs in my life time I can say with certainty that this is one of the most beautiful intimate memoirs I ve ever read It made me laugh, say awe outloud countless times, smile, and cry It inspired to keep going after my goals It made me miss Beau, It touched me deeply as a young woman who has lost a loved one to cancer A May 8th, 2019, 2 42amThere are no words to accurately express how I feel I ve just finished Where The Light Enters by Dr Jill Biden, I have read countless memoirs in my life time I can say with certainty that this is one of the most beautiful intimate memoirs I ve ever read It made me laugh, say awe outloud countless times, smile, and cry It inspired to keep going after my goals It made me miss Beau, It touched me deeply as a young woman who has lost a loved one to cancer As I sat, read, listened it was as if Jill welcomed me into the family in the most personal way, through her words As I read and listened I felt cocooned in warmth, comfort, calm, safety This book is one I m certain thatI will come back to again Thank you, Jilly flag 2 likesLike see review May 28, 2019 Mary Sisney rated it it was amazing Before I read her book, I liked Jill Biden I could see that she was not a media whore, trying to grab the spotlight from her husband and the Obamas, and I appreciated that she was an English professor But I like her even now Her husband is holding at about number seven among the 2020 candidates on my personal poll, but his wife is number one for favorite 2020 spouse Forget the lawyers and librarians We need an English professor in the White House I was amused that Jill was another inn Before I read her book, I liked Jill Biden I could see that she was not a media whore, trying to grab the spotlight from her husband and the Obamas, and I appreciated that she was an English professor But I like her even now Her husband is holding at about number seven among the 2020 candidates on my personal poll, but his wife is number one for favorite 2020 spouse Forget the lawyers and librarians We need an English professor in the White House I was amused that Jill was another innocent looking blue eyed blonde I met a few in graduate school and in the departments where I taught who was wilder than I was as a teenager In her early teens, she sneaked out of the house to hang out with a friend, and even scandalous, she smoked But I most appreciated Jill s comments on teaching The most eloquent passage in her book in fact, the most eloquent passage I ve read this year and perhaps that I ve ever read about teaching was the one celebrating teachers There s something profoundly optimistic about teaching We are taking the best of what humans have to give lifetimes of knowledge, wisdom, craft, and art and handing it over to the next generation, with the hope that they will continue to build, continue to make our world better Right on, Dr B flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 20, 2019 Hapzydeco rated it liked it Insightful memoir Jill Biden expresses her values flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 13, 2019 Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves biography memoir, history american, politics Jill Biden s introduction to her life is accessible and well written, and stands on the shelf with Michelle Obama s Becoming as a record of a time, place, and particular American life I especially enjoyed Mrs Biden s thoughts on becoming part of the Biden family as Joe s second wife his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident when their sons, Hunter and Beau, were young boys and as a newcomer to a close knit, extended family of Bidens Also her insights into being involved with Jill Biden s introduction to her life is accessible and well written, and stands on the shelf with Michelle Obama s Becoming as a record of a time, place, and particular American life I especially enjoyed Mrs Biden s thoughts on becoming part of the Biden family as Joe s second wife his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident when their sons, Hunter and Beau, were young boys and as a newcomer to a close knit, extended family of Bidens Also her insights into being involved without being overbearing as a mother and grandmother, and navigating her husband s political career when she is a introverted person with a career of her own as a college English teacher Mrs Biden is careful not to step on territory covered in her husband s memoir Promise Me, Dad, so there is not a lot of duplicate effort there She s a definite plus to her family, her broader circle, and to the country flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 18, 2019 Ampersand Inc rated it really liked it Shelves jessica s reads A behind the scenes and honest account from the former second lady flag 1 likeLike see review May 22, 2019 Rachel He rated it it was amazing Not much to say I like memoirs flag 1 likeLike see review May 30, 2019 Vanessa rated it really liked it Loved reading about what made makes her, her Such an honest, insightful book flag 1 likeLike see review May 19, 2019 Margie Middaugh rated it liked it Interesting to get background on her lifejust seemed a bit restrained in comparison to Michele s flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 13, 2019 Arrington agirlandher_books Moore rated it it was amazing I am a huge Biden family fan So, I didn t hesitate a minute when picking up Jill Biden s book Finding out that it was the story of her and Joe falling in love was even of a cherry on top I always love learning about this family and how they have overcome some difficult heartbreaks Jill shares words of wisdom for how she has gotten through some of the rough times and some of the best times She also shares how her love for Joe and the Biden family came to be A strong, smart, and sassy w I am a huge Biden family fan So, I didn t hesitate a minute when picking up Jill Biden s book Finding out that it was the story of her and Joe falling in love was even of a cherry on top I always love learning about this family and how they have overcome some difficult heartbreaks Jill shares words of wisdom for how she has gotten through some of the rough times and some of the best times She also shares how her love for Joe and the Biden family came to be A strong, smart, and sassy woman I think that we can all learn something from Jill flag 1 likeLike see review May 18, 2019 Susan rated it it was amazing In this year of multiple candidates for president in the 2020 election I believe it is important to know as much as one can about the candidates, especially since the election of Trump One way to discover who a person is can be found through the eyes of those around him In this book we meet former second lady Jill Biden, learn of her life and her relationship with candidate Joe Biden It was an interesting tale of a couple who have dealt with much adversity together, each always supporting the In this year of multiple candidates for president in the 2020 election I believe it is important to know as much as one can about the candidates, especially since the election of Trump One way to discover who a person is can be found through the eyes of those around him In this book we meet former second lady Jill Biden, learn of her life and her relationship with candidate Joe Biden It was an interesting tale of a couple who have dealt with much adversity together, each always supporting the other It appears that each supports the other, Jill by campaigning for her husband, he by supporting her need to teach even while they were part of the White House I found myself liking Joe Biden because of this book, which I assume was one of the purposes for releasing it now flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 14, 2019 Mike Maher rated it really liked it Jill Biden grew up in a sheltered, Leave it to Beaver home but she does have a rebellious side She grew up wanting to have a family just like the one her parents created This is a story of how Jill built a family and a life of her own Hers is a spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles It takes us from her first marriage and then her divorce, feeling like failure, as most people who have gone through the same are well aware It shows how it was possible for her to evolve from the int Jill Biden grew up in a sheltered, Leave it to Beaver home but she does have a rebellious side She grew up wanting to have a family just like the one her parents created This is a story of how Jill built a family and a life of her own Hers is a spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles It takes us from her first marriage and then her divorce, feeling like failure, as most people who have gone through the same are well aware It shows how it was possible for her to evolve from the introverted girl that she was to a woman who sets asides her fears and uses her voice to dare to be powerful Life and love are transformational Her dream was not to be a politician, hers was to be a teacher and she stayed true to that calling even when she became Second Lady At the same time though, she was needed to help get the message out when Joe was running for President so she hit the campaign trail and gave speeches which was something most of us find quite daunting.Parents should never have to bury a child and it is evident that Joe and Jill have dealt with the loss of their son Beau in different ways While both were shattered, Joe s book covers Beau s struggle and fight to beat the health issues in gruesome details while Jill seems not still quite ready to discuss it In fact, rather than writing about it, she focuses on attending the funeral of the pastor who was murdered in the Charleston mass shooting shortly after Beau s death As she tried to comfort the mourners at the funeral, she found some healing She said it felt like being lost in a lightless cave and then reaching out to find another explorer in that subterranean world Although she was not healed at least she knew there were others with her searching for the light Powerful flag Like see review Aug 07, 2019 Sidnie Davis rated it it was amazing Honestly, I wanted to give this a listen because I loved Michelle Obama s autobiography so much I dunno, I guess I was hoping for proximity to FLOTUS through SLOTUS and I knew my mom would be in the car on this roadtrip and I made the mistake of downloading a REALLY inappropriate book the last time we drove together lesson learned, I figured Jill would be pretty tame Plus it s election time, so it felt like a low level homework assignment.In the first couple pages I was majorly eye rolling Honestly, I wanted to give this a listen because I loved Michelle Obama s autobiography so much I dunno, I guess I was hoping for proximity to FLOTUS through SLOTUS and I knew my mom would be in the car on this roadtrip and I made the mistake of downloading a REALLY inappropriate book the last time we drove together lesson learned, I figured Jill would be pretty tame Plus it s election time, so it felt like a low level homework assignment.In the first couple pages I was majorly eye rolling Jesus, Jill, we get it family memories, lake house, blah blah blah Seemed like a pretty charmed life.However, this book quickly turned it around Dr Biden is immensely funny, relatable, and her family s commitment to public service and devotion to our country is amazing This family has faced SO many challenges and continue to see the hope in not only moving on, but relating to and trying to make the lives of others better She is whip smart and sassy and there were some really hilarious parts, as well as some tenderness and sadness.I especially appreciated her vulnerability and honesty about her faith and her marriage This book came at the right time for me, for a lot of reasons, and left me feeling very hopeful flag Like see review Aug 10, 2019 Lara rated it it was amazing Shelves favourites Families are born, created, discovered, and forged They unfold in elegantly ordered generational branches They are woven together with messy earrings of desire and despair, friendship and friction, grace and gratitude Grief like that is unknowable until you stare it in the face Until it takes you apart and leaves you wondering how you can still look so much like the person you can only remember You wonder if everything happens for a reason But it doesn t There is no reason for losing a Families are born, created, discovered, and forged They unfold in elegantly ordered generational branches They are woven together with messy earrings of desire and despair, friendship and friction, grace and gratitude Grief like that is unknowable until you stare it in the face Until it takes you apart and leaves you wondering how you can still look so much like the person you can only remember You wonder if everything happens for a reason But it doesn t There is no reason for losing a child, only days that keep coming and the people left behind who stand with you in your sorrow Whether it s adoption, divorce, same sex marriage, or any number of iterations of family, the simps truth is that people should be able to define their own relationships There was room enough, there was love enough, for us all Having it all really means giving it all, doesn t it It s a quixotic equation 100 percent to our jobs, 100 percent to our families, 100 percent to those parts of us that make us most who we are But we keep aiming for it because each part of our love each part of ourselves is so important flag Like see review Aug 01, 2019 Linda rated it liked it Both my husband and I have long admired Jill Biden for being a community college English teacher which my husband also was for many years and continuing that work even when her husband was Vice President This book tells her story and is centered on her family and how she met Joe a few years after he was widowed with two young boys He encouraged her to continue her advanced education and her work teaching, and she went back to work after being a full time Mom for their daughter for a couple y Both my husband and I have long admired Jill Biden for being a community college English teacher which my husband also was for many years and continuing that work even when her husband was Vice President This book tells her story and is centered on her family and how she met Joe a few years after he was widowed with two young boys He encouraged her to continue her advanced education and her work teaching, and she went back to work after being a full time Mom for their daughter for a couple years The book pretty much ends when Joe leaves office and there is no mention of the current political atmosphere, but I m sure she wrote it as he was considering another campaign, but also to remind readers of the positive way women such as she and Michelle Obama have contributed their talents and energy to making the world a little bit better even as they are political wives who stand at their husbands sides In spite of all her other work, she s foremost a family person and emphasizes the strengths of family life flag Like see review Aug 04, 2019 Valeska rated it it was amazing Shelves non fiction It was kind of a trick of the library hold system that I read the First Lady and Second Lady s autobiographies back to back It was interesting getting their perspectives on the same situations I hemmed and hawed between giving this 4 or 5 stars as I was reading it right after Becoming It takes a slightly different tact than Michelle Obama did It definitely reflected the difference in their life experiences Jill Biden is an English professor at community colleges so each chapter was set up w It was kind of a trick of the library hold system that I read the First Lady and Second Lady s autobiographies back to back It was interesting getting their perspectives on the same situations I hemmed and hawed between giving this 4 or 5 stars as I was reading it right after Becoming It takes a slightly different tact than Michelle Obama did It definitely reflected the difference in their life experiences Jill Biden is an English professor at community colleges so each chapter was set up with a vignette about that particular time in her life, followed by some of her personal reflections about it She would incorporate some quotes about the subject ranging from people such as George Eliot, Rumi, and Mary Oliver I decided that if Jill Biden ever decided to host a Book Club like Andrew Luck does I may need to follow along as I would love to hear her insights Overall, she just struck me as a very intelligent woman with interesting life experiences and perspective I appreciated getting to know her better flag Like see review View 1 comment May 18, 2019 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing Shelves borrowed library books, library holds The world breaks everyone afterward many are strong at the broken places Hemingway Faith sees best in the dark and Lord knows this family has had their share of heartbreak.Dr Jill Biden is someone who wanted what was best for herself and her family She never was egotistical, she was never above the law, she never felt entitled to anything in life.She worked, she persevered, she refused to give up her career for her spouse s further advancement.What impressed me is her logic, her crus The world breaks everyone afterward many are strong at the broken places Hemingway Faith sees best in the dark and Lord knows this family has had their share of heartbreak.Dr Jill Biden is someone who wanted what was best for herself and her family She never was egotistical, she was never above the law, she never felt entitled to anything in life.She worked, she persevered, she refused to give up her career for her spouse s further advancement.What impressed me is her logic, her crusade, her empowerment as both a speaker but also an intelligent woman who many might say is behind the scenes.Life is not about how you take the punches life throws but how you dust off after you fall and continue moving forward.This is one such family that never quits no matter their situation or circumstances as they always get together to share in love, joy, sadness, despair, and good old fashioned get togethers.I truly enjoyed this one of a kind read and hope others have the same opportunity to read and enjoy flag Like see review May 28, 2019 Faudhiath Kangesa rated it liked it review of another edition Insightful I liked the book and I could say it s definitely meant to make one understand how to truly love in a blended family The pain they have undergone has made me love Mr Joe Biden even it is phenomenal on how he handles it Their pain is too much to comprehend but they choose to teach us love throughout their public life.Though the book was not arranged in a proper way I feel like you have to be fully aware of Mr Biden s political journey in order to catch up with the story For a Insightful I liked the book and I could say it s definitely meant to make one understand how to truly love in a blended family The pain they have undergone has made me love Mr Joe Biden even it is phenomenal on how he handles it Their pain is too much to comprehend but they choose to teach us love throughout their public life.Though the book was not arranged in a proper way I feel like you have to be fully aware of Mr Biden s political journey in order to catch up with the story For a reader from far across the world like me it became tricky to keep up with the events unlike if she had arranged it with clear reference to what happened in those years mentioned Her zeal to work on her own dreams despite the huge family is so inspirational and I really hope she becomes the next first lady so that Joe may share her with us one time I am now going to work on learning to compartmentalize my life flag Like see review Jul 08, 2019 Sarah Ewald rated it it was amazing Politics aside, Jill Biden was an exemplary 2nd lady, one of the first to still work in her own right as a community college professor, while juggling the duties of the wife of the Vice President As a former community college student, I found that very refreshing, mostly for the light she spotlighted on the need for community colleges Jill never asked for a life in the public eye, but it was one that was in her path when she met and married Joe Biden Not only did she marry Joe, but she marri Politics aside, Jill Biden was an exemplary 2nd lady, one of the first to still work in her own right as a community college professor, while juggling the duties of the wife of the Vice President As a former community college student, I found that very refreshing, mostly for the light she spotlighted on the need for community colleges Jill never asked for a life in the public eye, but it was one that was in her path when she met and married Joe Biden Not only did she marry Joe, but she married his two sons, Beau and Hunter, becoming their mom after the untimely death of Joe s first wife and his young daughter She drew heavily on her upbringing as the oldest of 4 girls, with her common sense of parenting, and the sense of family with her own extended family as well as the Biden clan I admire her candor in voicing her own shortcomings, and in her inability to overcome the grief felt when Beau died from brain cancer I wish I could have reached out to give her a hug flag Like see review Jul 17, 2019 Fred Slusher rated it it was amazing What an incredible story From her idyllic, Brady Bunch esque childhood to her failed first marriage and the time she first met the man and the Senator who would become her husband, Dr Jill Biden lays herself bare for readers Her memoir reads like a 210 page catharsis, as well as a meditation on life, love, suffering, and healing I especially loved the passages where she talks about her fractured faith following the death of their son, Beau, from cancer She doesn t offer any hokey platitudes What an incredible story From her idyllic, Brady Bunch esque childhood to her failed first marriage and the time she first met the man and the Senator who would become her husband, Dr Jill Biden lays herself bare for readers Her memoir reads like a 210 page catharsis, as well as a meditation on life, love, suffering, and healing I especially loved the passages where she talks about her fractured faith following the death of their son, Beau, from cancer She doesn t offer any hokey platitudes about God being there in the darkness or about life moving on and everything happening for a reason she simply shares her truth, which is that it s hard to believe in a God who allows us to endure such unspeakable pain Her book hasn t received near as much love as the First Lady s, but they are both incredible accounts by incredible women who ve lived through pivotal moments in American history flag Like see review May 29, 2019 Carole rated it really liked it This was an unexpectedly charming book Jill Biden grew up at the same time and in the same general part of suburban Philly as I did, so I could visualize a lot of times and places in her early life I never quite realized that although I knew we were about the same age and from Phila area Many of our life experiences were almost identical She must have written this shortly after the traumatic loss of Beau Biden, who sadly went way before his time, and her pain was palpable There was so much This was an unexpectedly charming book Jill Biden grew up at the same time and in the same general part of suburban Philly as I did, so I could visualize a lot of times and places in her early life I never quite realized that although I knew we were about the same age and from Phila area Many of our life experiences were almost identical She must have written this shortly after the traumatic loss of Beau Biden, who sadly went way before his time, and her pain was palpable There was so much joy in her life and although she was describing her wonderful family life on every page, throughout the book you could feel the pain of her tragic loss I was not expecting it to be this type of memoir, thought it was going to just be another political family book promoting in this case Joe Biden, who I think is a terrific person but it was a touching and deeply heartfelt story from a woman who generally sees herself as being reserved I appreciated the effort flag Like see review May 26, 2019 Paul Deaton rated it really liked it I met Jill Biden in the small city nearest our home when she was campaigning for her husband in 2007 I met Beau Biden at Old Brick in Iowa City after he gave a speech on behalf of his father I met Joe in Cedar Rapids after an event for Chet Culver when he served as vice president Joe Biden stayed long after his speech and shook hands with anyone who cared to.Jill Biden s book is consistent with my interactions with the Biden Clan It helped me understand they were all manifestations of a sing I met Jill Biden in the small city nearest our home when she was campaigning for her husband in 2007 I met Beau Biden at Old Brick in Iowa City after he gave a speech on behalf of his father I met Joe in Cedar Rapids after an event for Chet Culver when he served as vice president Joe Biden stayed long after his speech and shook hands with anyone who cared to.Jill Biden s book is consistent with my interactions with the Biden Clan It helped me understand they were all manifestations of a single energy and what that means to her, and if we re lucky, to us.I didn t know what to expect when I bought this book What I found is a well crafted narrative of a type of American family that is fading I appreciate the work it took to write this book and recommend you read it if you are interested in aspects of the American experience flag Like see review Jun 17, 2019 Bianca rated it it was amazing Jill Biden writes a really nice comprehensive biography covering many facets of her life I would also like to add, this is not a political themed book and I think anyone could appreciate an enjoy her story as a person The book itself is not very long so its an easy to finish read I found the most memorable bits were her describing meeting becoming friends with the Obamas, meeting Joe Biden and his first wife early on in her college life at a campaign event, her respect of the memory Jill Biden writes a really nice comprehensive biography covering many facets of her life I would also like to add, this is not a political themed book and I think anyone could appreciate an enjoy her story as a person The book itself is not very long so its an easy to finish read I found the most memorable bits were her describing meeting becoming friends with the Obamas, meeting Joe Biden and his first wife early on in her college life at a campaign event, her respect of the memory of Vice President Biden s first wife, her love of her two step sons and her own background and history Shes a very upstanding, interesting lady and I think a lot of people will enjoy reading her book flag Like see review Jun 19, 2019 Mala Ashok rated it really liked it Jill Biden is an excellent writer and her warmth comes out shining in this book The importance of family comes out throughout the book She has had a checkered career as a community college professor and as second lady for eight years she has championed causes relating to the armed forces, cancer, and women s welfare around the world I couldn t help comparing this book with Michelle Obama s Becoming and i have to confess I liked this book better I can t wait to see if Joe Biden becomes Pres Jill Biden is an excellent writer and her warmth comes out shining in this book The importance of family comes out throughout the book She has had a checkered career as a community college professor and as second lady for eight years she has championed causes relating to the armed forces, cancer, and women s welfare around the world I couldn t help comparing this book with Michelle Obama s Becoming and i have to confess I liked this book better I can t wait to see if Joe Biden becomes President and how Jill Biden fares as first lady I m sure she ll pass this test with flying colors too flag Like see review Jul 16, 2019 Julane Alt rated it it was ok This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I wanted to like this book and Jill, but it didn t really get there Compared to Michelle O bama s book which had great substance and inspiration, this book fell flat Yes she read it, but she was not inspiring to me It took Joe 5 proposals before she said yes Really It s nice that she continued to teach community college while second lady, but it seemed to me she squandered much of the platform time she had to make a difference She wouldn t be a bad First Lady, I just don t think she d be a I wanted to like this book and Jill, but it didn t really get there Compared to Michelle O bama s book which had great substance and inspiration, this book fell flat Yes she read it, but she was not inspiring to me It took Joe 5 proposals before she said yes Really It s nice that she continued to teach community college while second lady, but it seemed to me she squandered much of the platform time she had to make a difference She wouldn t be a bad First Lady, I just don t think she d be a particularly good one I was disappointed flag Like see review Jun 07, 2019 Jody rated it really liked it It was an interesting read I have always wanted to know about Jill Biden She is a full time professor at Northern Virginia Community College with an interest in helping students reach their goals AND the wife of a Vice President at the same time and a mother of 3 She writes that she is an introvert and how difficult it was to campaign at first She delves into the challenges of being a being a mother and wife to a grief stricken family The book ends with descriptions of her grief when It was an interesting read I have always wanted to know about Jill Biden She is a full time professor at Northern Virginia Community College with an interest in helping students reach their goals AND the wife of a Vice President at the same time and a mother of 3 She writes that she is an introvert and how difficult it was to campaign at first She delves into the challenges of being a being a mother and wife to a grief stricken family The book ends with descriptions of her grief when her son died of cancer This is a somewhat restrained book but worth reading flag Like see review May 12, 2019 Rebecca Warren rated it it was amazing review of another edition Incredible story about family and faithI loved every second of this book It was so interesting to learn about the life of Jill Biden and how she came to know Senator Biden Her ability to adapt to motherhood so effortlessly despite the circumstances is inspiring I love how their family supports each other above all else, and she keeps her focus on keeping their family strong These are the kind of people we need to look up to They have character, class, and value family above all else O Incredible story about family and faithI loved every second of this book It was so interesting to learn about the life of Jill Biden and how she came to know Senator Biden Her ability to adapt to motherhood so effortlessly despite the circumstances is inspiring I love how their family supports each other above all else, and she keeps her focus on keeping their family strong These are the kind of people we need to look up to They have character, class, and value family above all else Our world needs families like the Biden s to show us the way flag Like see review View 1 comment Aug 11, 2019 Will Bolt rated it really liked it review of another edition Admittedly, I didn t know anything about Dr Biden prior to the read aside from seeing her on The Daily Show I also didn t know what to expect from a political spouse in a book, I was pleasantly surprised Dr Biden tells the tale of her life, her work, her family It has very little to do with her spouse and I enjoyed learning about her She tells her honest feelings about taking on a life with someone else s children, learning to love, accepting failure, and losing a child She also talk Admittedly, I didn t know anything about Dr Biden prior to the read aside from seeing her on The Daily Show I also didn t know what to expect from a political spouse in a book, I was pleasantly surprised Dr Biden tells the tale of her life, her work, her family It has very little to do with her spouse and I enjoyed learning about her She tells her honest feelings about taking on a life with someone else s children, learning to love, accepting failure, and losing a child She also talks about her work in the classroom as well as Second Lady I thought it was a great read flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Nonfiction 10 users Autobiography Memoir 10 users Politics 5 users Biography 4 users See top shelves About Jill Biden Jill Biden 26 followers Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 During the Obama Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Found Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 During the Obama Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children Dr Biden is married to Vice President Joe Biden Books by Jill Biden More Trivia About Where the Light E No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Where the Light E Good marriages push us not to become someone else but to become the best version of ourselves 0 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 241, 220, 90, 11, 5 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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      Published :2020-09-03T06:00:35+00:00

    About “Jill Biden”

    1. Jill Biden

      Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 During the Obama Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Found Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 During the Obama Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children Dr Biden is married to Vice President Joe Biden

    776 thoughts on “Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself”

    1. I read this today, could not put it down I nearly didn t read it at all because I received so many Kindle loans from the libraries and figured it would be just another politician s wife s book I could not have been mistaken Jill Biden is brutally honest about herself and her faith and the joys and sadness that she has experienced in life I loved this book.


    2. This is a lovely personal memoir Dr Biden teaches at the community college where I did a few years earlier for a short time A few laugh out loud moments and the fast pace make the reading enjoyable The politics are kept to a minimum.


    3. This was a well written book, jumped around timeline wise a bit, but it was an interesting glimpse into the life of one of the Second Ladies of the US The Bidens obviously appreciate family a great deal and support one another no matter what It s nice to see that characteristic so strong in the people who are leading our country.


    4. May 8th, 2019, 2 42amThere are no words to accurately express how I feel I ve just finished Where The Light Enters by Dr Jill Biden, I have read countless memoirs in my life time I can say with certainty that this is one of the most beautiful intimate memoirs I ve ever read It made me laugh, say awe outloud countless times, smile, and cry It inspired to keep going after my goals It made me miss Beau, It touched me deeply as a young woman who has lost a loved one to cancer A May 8th, 2019, 2 42am [...]


    5. Before I read her book, I liked Jill Biden I could see that she was not a media whore, trying to grab the spotlight from her husband and the Obamas, and I appreciated that she was an English professor But I like her even now Her husband is holding at about number seven among the 2020 candidates on my personal poll, but his wife is number one for favorite 2020 spouse Forget the lawyers and librarians We need an English professor in the White House I was amused that Jill was another inn Before I [...]



    6. Jill Biden s introduction to her life is accessible and well written, and stands on the shelf with Michelle Obama s Becoming as a record of a time, place, and particular American life I especially enjoyed Mrs Biden s thoughts on becoming part of the Biden family as Joe s second wife his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident when their sons, Hunter and Beau, were young boys and as a newcomer to a close knit, extended family of Bidens Also her insights into being involved wi [...]


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