Dick Cheney to release memoir

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir is scheduled to hit bookstores on August 30, according to Politico.

The memoir, which the 70-year-old completed earlier this month, is 544 pages long and was co-written by daughter Liz Cheney.

“As his vice presidency was novel, Dick Cheney’s memoir is unique, in its scope and depth and honesty, with the lagniappe of one-of-a kind daughter/partner production; clear eyed history and forward analysis,” former aide Mary Matalin told Politico.

Six months after ending his term as vice president, Cheney committed to writing the book, which is titled, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.”

In an interview with The Associated Press, Liz Cheney wouldn’t share many details on the book’s content but did say it conveys her dad’s “sense of storytelling and sense of humor” as well as his “very strong views and…very clear perspective.” Liz added that the work moves “very quickly” from her father’s upbringing to his experiences in the nation’s capital.

Cheney’s political career has been fruitful. He served as President Gerald Ford’s chief of staff, one of President Richard Nixon’s staffers, President George H.W. Bush’s secretary of defense, and President George W. Bush’s vice president. He also held positions in the private sector and served in Congress. The Nebraska born conservative suffers from cardiovascular disease and had several heart attacks.