The memoir recalls "Hunter's descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety", Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement. Last month, Simon & Schuster canceled Senator Josh Hawley's book, in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
"I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love", Hunter Biden writes in the book, according to its publisher, Gallery Books. In 2014, Hunter was kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine. "He's overtaken it. He's fixed it. He's worked on it, and I'm proud of him". "I'm proud of my son".
Hunter Biden, who turned 51 Thursday, is the oldest surviving child of the president, who lost his first wife and 1-year-old daughter, Naomi, in a 1972 vehicle accident, and son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015. The title of Hunter's book refers to an expression he and his brother would use with each other after Beau's diagnosis, meant to emphasize what was important in life. He denied any wrongdoing when the department announced its probe into his tax affairs. During Trump's presidency, son Donald Trump Jr. released two books, "Triggered" and "Liberal Privilege".
Hunter is reportedly splitting time between the Los Angeles area and Washington, D.C., while pursuing a career in art.
Painting is "literally keeping me sane right now", he told the NY times, adding that it helped him in his battles with addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Biden remembers it all and tells it all with a bravery that is both heartbreaking and quite gorgeous.
Several left-wing authors were given advance copies of the memoir and provided predictably smarmy blurbs for it. Stephen King called it a "harrowing and compulsively readable memoir", and credits Hunter Biden with proving that even the son of a president "can take a ride on the pink horse down nightmare alley". In his endorsement, King says the book addresses the question "Where's Hunter?", which conservatives used to mock Joe Biden during the election campaign.
"The answer is he's in this book, the good, the bad, and the lovely", King wrote.