Hunter Biden Wound Up Living With the Homeless Woman Who Taught Him How to Smoke Crack

Hunter Biden’s new memoir Beautiful Things is a searingly candid portrayal of addiction and its equalizing force on President Joe Biden’s son’s life, who spent untold amounts of money on his alcohol and drug addictions over the years — and, as he details in the book, untold more thousands in his unsuccessful attempts to procure drugs. Once his crack addiction took hold, Hunter Biden made friends where he could in order to avoid being ripped off or sold something dangerous. One such friend was a woman he calls Rhea: “a homeless, middle-aged Black woman” whom he first met as a college senior, buying crack. A decade later, they reunited in DC, and Rhea wound up moving in to Biden’s apartment for five months, an experience he documents in detail in the book.

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