Vice President Joe Biden to speak on Nantucket
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Vice President Joe Biden to Speak on Nantucket in November: Tickets on Sale This Week

This fall, Vice President Joe Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Vice President Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges and live with purpose. “It’s a lucky man who gets out of bed every morning, puts his feet on the ground, knows what he wants to do, and knows it still matters,” says Vice President Biden. “I still count myself lucky.”

Tickets to the American Promise Tour include a copy of Vice President Biden’s forthcoming memoir, (November 14, 2017; $27, Flatiron Books). PROMISE ME, DAD chronicles 2015, the most momentous and challenging year in Vice President Biden’s extraordinary life and career. For twelve months, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his family while his son Beau battled brain cancer. Never far away was the insistent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Vice President Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward, as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop.

Vice President Biden says, “I have always been fortunate to have an incredible support system around me, and I understand how many people in this country go through far worse than I have, with far less support. I hope my own story will strike a chord with other Americans who have walked the same path I have. I’m looking forward to talking with people all over the country on this book tour, not only about my experiences, but about how much we have in common, and what we can do together to continue to build on the great promise of America.”

The 19-city nationwide American Promise Tour will launch on November 13, and includes a stop at Nantucket’s Mary P. Walker Auditorium on Saturday, November 25 at 5 pm. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Dreamland Theatre’s nonprofit, year-round youth theatre program, which provides Nantucket’s young people with the opportunity to develop and accelerate acting and public speaking skills, self-confidence and stage presence.Tickets for the American Promise Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 28 at 10 am. Presales for Dreamland Foundation members begin Tuesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. local time. A full list of tour dates is available at

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