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When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of 46. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today - a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.  

©2021 Hunter Biden (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • S.Mathew
  • 02-05-2021

Very honest and open about his struggles

Loved the narration. Even though he’s grown up in a beautiful family, things can go wrong but don’t lose hope. Really admire his dad and his persistence. Biden always say that Beau is my soul and Hunter is my heart. In this book, Hunter shows that Joe meant what he says. Family of beautiful minds. God bless!

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  • papapownall
  • 08-04-2021

Sordid confessions of a president's son

During the 2020 US election campaign, President Trump rallied his supporters to cruelly chant "Where's Hunter" in a similar fashion to his "lock her up" mantra aimed at Hilary Clinton four years before. "Where's Hunter" seems innocuous enough until you hear the tragic back story to Joe Biden's son, bravely recounted here in a melancholy tone by Hunter Biden himself.

Damaged by the death of his mother at an early age and his close relationship with his brother Beau, "Beautiful Things" were what Hunter promised his brother while he was undertaking treatment as an incentive to get better before he dies of a brain tumour. Hunter was brought up with his father in the public spotlight and lived around the Senate from the age of three. His ambitious father dreamt of being president of the US pulling out of the 1987 race as a result of being accused of plagiarizing one of Neil Kinnock's speeches. Having a successful career of his own as a lawyer, Hunter struggled to live up the expectations on him.

With hindsight, he accepts that it was inadvisable to take a seat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company that resulted in his father's political opponents questioning his judgement. Pressures resulted in Hunter Biden seeking solace first in alcohol and later in drugs, spiraling into a cycle of self loathing and depravity caused the breakdown of his marriage and the relationship with his daughters. Hunter Biden approaches this time in his life honestly and bravely and some of the details of his darkest years as a "hard" crack user make for unforgettable listening. He claims that an addict never chooses addiction, addiction chooses the addict. This is a shockingly sad story. Biden family motto is, apparently, that if you need to ask for help, it's too late. Maybe he really was let down by those around him but it is heartwarming that he seems to have found positively in his life again now.

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  • GILLWHITEHURST
  • 29-04-2021

Honest and Heartwarming

Beautiful things. Beautiful book. Beautifully read. What a beautifull family. A family that can be proud of you.

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