Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Hunter Biden, it was announced today by Jennifer Bergstrom, Senior Vice President and Publisher.
“I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. BEAUTIFUL THINGS details Hunter’s descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The book has already received advance praise from writers including Stephen King, Dave Eggers, Anne Lamott, and Bill Clegg:
“In AA we say it doesn’t matter if you come from Yale or jail, all addicts are the same. In his harrowing and compulsively readable memoir, Hunter Biden proves again that anybody—even the son of a United States President—can take a ride on the pink horse down nightmare alley. There are plenty of memoirs about the Three Rs (rum, ruin, and redemption), but there are sections in this one that stand out with haunting clarity. Biden remembers it all and tells it all with a bravery that is both heartbreaking and quite gorgeous. He starts with a question: Where’s Hunter? The answer is he’s in this book, the good, the bad, and the beautiful.”
“Beautiful Things, Hunter Biden’s devastating memoir, covers much ground, but at its core is an addict’s journey—from the first stolen sips of alcohol in a childhood marked by great loss, to the grim purgatory and lethal despair of late-stage crack addiction. With disarming humility and candor, Hunter’s unflinching account lays bare both the sustaining power and hard limits of love and family.”
–Bill Clegg, New York Times bestselling author of The End of the Day and Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man
BEAUTIFUL THINGS will be published on April 6, 2021.