Candidate books

: All the books written by 2020 Presidential candidates
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This year’s crop of presidential candidates has some very interesting characters, and one of the ways they’re unusual is their literary output. In addition to the ghostwritten stories about the hero’s journey, there are also candidates who write self-help books, like Marianne Williamson, and meditation, like Tim Ryan.
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Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Promise Me, Dad

by Joe Biden Joe Biden
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics

Promises to Keep

by Joe Biden Joe Biden
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Our Revolution

by Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders
A Fighting Chance

A Fighting Chance

by Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

This Fight Is Our Fight

by Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

The Truths We Hold

by Kamala Harris Kamala Harris
Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico

Dealing Death and Drugs

by Beto O'Rourke Beto O'Rourke
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

United

by Cory Booker Cory Booker
The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

The War on Normal People

by Andrew Yang Andrew Yang
Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Tears to Triumph

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

Shortest Way Home

by Pete Buttigieg Pete Buttigieg
A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit

A Mindful Nation

by Tim Ryan Tim Ryan
The Real Food Revolution

The Real Food Revolution

by Tim Ryan Tim Ryan
Healing America: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit

Healing America

by Tim Ryan Tim Ryan
A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution

A Politics of Love

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

A Return to Love

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It

A Political Odyssey

by Mike Gravel Mike Gravel
A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections

A Year of Miracles

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
A Course In Weight Loss

A Course In Weight Loss

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles

The Law of Divine Compensation

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change

Citizen Power

by Mike Gravel Mike Gravel
A Woman's Worth

A Woman's Worth

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

Healing the Soul of America

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life

The Gift of Change

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power Of Intimate Relationships

Enchanted Love

by Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson
The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics

The Land of Flickering Lights

by Michael Bennet Michael Bennet
Off the Sidelines: Speak Up, Be Fearless, and Change Your World

Off the Sidelines

by Kirsten Gillibrand Kirsten Gillibrand
An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream

An Unlikely Journey

by Julian Castro Julian Castro
The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics

The Opposite of Woe

by John Hickenlooper John Hickenlooper
The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation

The Right Answer

by John Delaney John Delaney
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

Apollo's Fire

by Jay Inslee Jay Inslee
The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland

The Senator Next Door

by Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar

FAQ

Does every candidate have a book?
No. Tulsi Gabbard is the oddest example, because she has a Kindle eBook called ‘Is Today The Day?’ scheduled for publication on May 4, 2021, which is obviously post-election and post-inauguration. Seth Moulton is in the same spot, having a book called ‘Called to Serve’ staged for release on December 21, 2021. Bill de Blasio, Joe Sestak, and Wayne Messam also don’t have books. Tom Steyer wrote the foreword to Drawdown, a book about climate change.