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Onion publishes Biden 'autobiography'

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The satirical newspaper The Onion is releasing an "autobiography" of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, titled The President of Vice.

The Onion said the book, released Friday for $2.99 in the Kindle format, is written in the "Biden style" and the cover features a shirtless photo of the vice president washing his Trans Am on the lawn of the White House, USA Today reported Friday.

"Hombre, you've just done Uncle Joe a real solid buying this book," the book's forward reads. I ain't the kind of guy who forgets his debts. Next time we meet there's a tallboy of ice cold Beast on me. And if you're a lady, I know a few tricks to repay you with interest, if you catch my drift.

Chad Nackers, The Onion's sports editor and a lead Biden correspondent, told The New York Times the vice president has long been a favorite subject of his readers.

"He doesn't really hide behind this facade, whatsoever. He's real and raw, and he's relatable in that way. He says a lot of things that everybody else would want to say, and we would hope that someone in power would say," Nackers said of Biden's appeal.

Copyright 2013 by United Press International

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