With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the countryand the worldhas witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.This riveting and explosive account of Trumps administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:-- What President Trumps staff really thinks of him-- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama-- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired-- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner couldnt be in the same room-- Who is really directing the Trump administrations strategy in the wake of Bannons firing-- What the secret to communicating with Trump is-- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion....
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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Reviews
2.5 I had to read this, felt compelled too, especially after hearing that the White House was trying to stop publication, and that the publishers recently printed on additional 700,000. What could possibly be in this that they were trying so hard to keep everyone from knowing. Well, the answer is, not much that I didn't know, or at least expect. Many things in this book had already been leaked and written about in various news sources. Though there is more in-depth background provided to many of ...more
In the last 18 months, I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession. Although the Brexit referendum means UK politics is serious, the first and last thing I do online most days is check Trump’s Twitter feed, and several US news ones. And I look during the day as well. Even though, or perhaps because I’m familiar with George Lakoff’s Taxonomy of Tweets, I can’t help myself:
Preemptive framing, diversion, deflection, and trial balloon are explained here.
Thus, when I picked up this book, I’d already read ...more
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When I initially posted the "review" below (based solely on leaked segments) the day before Fire and Fury was officially released, I had no idea my little bit of nothing would get as much attention as it has. I also didn't really plan on reading the book. But then somehow the library decided it should order SIXTY copies of the thing and I went from 90th on the wait list to it being my turn before even a week was over (many thanks to th ...more
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This book was everywhere. Comedians were talking about it. Politicians were talking about it. Magazines and newspapers were talking about it. Trump was talking about it. Even the Grammys got in on it, with Hillary Clinton making a special cameo, during which she read excerpts from the book. It was supposed to be game-changing. Scandalous. Dishy. Controversial. It was making ~waves~. Hell, I even got unfriended by several people after postin ...more
This book is a pretty good answer to that universal "What the fuck just happened???" question we all asked ourselves in the weeks and months after Trump won the election.
That's because it recounts a LOT of what we already know, with far less deeper insight than I was hoping for.
The other thing that makes me a little wary of this is the way it is written. I'm sorry, but this doesn't really feel like journalism to me. It reads like fiction. Like Wolff was somehow a fly on the wall for every impo ...more
Disturbed! No I'm not talking about Trump - disturbed is how I felt on finishing this book. To use an alleged quote by Sean Spicer " You can't make this shit up"
Accusations fly in all directions throughout this book, but as to whether any of these accusations can be substantiated, is another matter, though to be fair to the author, Trump appears to be surrounded by incompetent and politically inexperienced people and I include the man himself in that too. I don't profess to be well ...more
Kinetic, trashy, slapdash, and completely addictive. Wolff's prose is uneven but he is very good at keeping the eye moving across the page, and in this he is perhaps helped by the book's failing: this is very padded out with stuff we already know (the long profiles of Kushner, Bannon, and Conway have no revelations in them.) But the gossip is gold, though the depictions of the characters have an unfortunate tendency toward lazy meanness. I don't need a description of Bannon as "on the spectrum," ...more
When I heard that Trump tried to stop the release of this book...well, look out! The only thing I can't stand more than Trump is a flagrantly unconstitutional book ban. I hate to pay retail for books, but I did. I could only get my hands on an audio copy, since apparently the entire city of Portland was sold out the minute the stores opened. You could say I HAD TO READ THIS BOOK just to spite Trump. Thank you, Audible, for fulfilling that instant gratification need.
In the words attribu ...more