Want a signed copy of former vice president Joe Biden’s latest book? Then you’d better plan on making a withdrawal from your retirement plan.
As reported by The Washington Times, it seems that Biden, still one of the most recognizable figureheads of what is ostensibly the party of the people, is being decidedly un-egalitarian in the manner in which he dispenses signed copies of his latest book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, due out in November. The book centers on the death of Biden’s son Beau, as well as the process he went through in deciding not to run for president in 2016.
As far as handing out signed copies of his book, Biden has opted for a system where only those willing to fork over $400-plus for a ticketed, VIP meet-and-greet with the former VP will be able to receive a copy with his inscription. VIP package tickets for Biden’s November 14 event in Washington, DC are going for $448, while VIP tickets for his meet-and-greet at Lincoln Center in New York City are $446.50.
If you don’t want a signed copy of the book? You can attend these shindigs for much less – for example, the Lincoln Center affair is making available non-autographed book tickets for $76.
76 bucks, and you can’t score a signed copy of Joe Biden’s latest book; what’s the Democratic Party coming to?
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large