Last year I read the book Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shafer. It followed Barack Obama and Joe Biden while they tried to solve the mystery of the murder of Joe’s favorite Amtrak conductor. It was a ridiculous story in which after their time in the White House, Obama and Biden join forces to solve mysteries. It’s an absurd concept that works for me. I laughed out loud countless times during the first book, imagining the Joe Biden we know from the Biden memes that became so popular at the end of their term.
Hope Rides Again is the sequel to Hope Never Dies. In this story, Obama’s blackberry mysteriously disappears and Joe decides that he needs to solve the mystery of what happened to it. Over a 24 hour period, on the streets of Chicago, Biden and Obama not only try to find the blackberry, but they also try to solve the attempted murder of the presumed thief. Their adventures are hilarious and I think I laughed out loud on every page. The infamous tan suit makes an appearance in this book and Biden has a very strong opinion of Obama’s greatest scandal.
I love these books not because of great writing or because an important story needs to be told. I love these books because I miss Barack Obama and for a few hours, I can imagine that he and Biden are out there, somehow making the world a better place.