Mike Pence's autobiography is set to come out this fall. What we know about the book
As the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack laid out its findings, former Vice President Mike Pence came to play a central role in its story. In his upcoming book, the former vice president may add his own narrative to what's already known about that day.
Pence on Tuesday announced that his first autobiography, titled "So Help Me God," will be released this fall. It's expected to cover his faith and career journeys and may offer additional details into relationship with former President Donald Trump, which shattered after Jan. 6.
Here's what we know about Pence's upcoming book.
What is the book about?
Pence's autobiography "So Help Me God" will focus on his "journey from his youth in Columbus, Indiana, to the vice presidency of the United States," according to a release by publisher Simon & Schuster.
What will the book say about Trump?
It's unclear how deeply Pence will dive into his relationship with former President Donald Trump, but the Simon & Schuster release says the book will offer the "most robust defense of the Trump record" yet and chronicle the end of Pence's relationship with the former president on Jan. 6, 2021.
When will it publish?
The book is set to be released on Nov. 15, according to Pence.
Has it sparked any criticism?
Yes. Simon & Schuster employees released an online statement in April 2021 describing the publishing company's decision to publish Pence's book as "complicity in perpetuating white supremacy." Simon & Schuster said that it would not halt the publication of Pence's book, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Is this the only book?
No. Pence signed a two-book deal, of which his autobiography is the first. It's unclear when the second book will publish and what it will be about.