Genre: Non Fiction
Read: March 2018
Adjectives To Describe This Book: Gossipy, Controversial, Tabloid-esque
People told me this would be an interesting read. I however counter by saying it is also an infuriating one not (only) because of the author but because of the content. Interestingly written – like a crime novel almost, you can, however, tell it was rushed with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
For the first part of the book, I really was dragging my feet. I almost found myself yearning for something better. But it got better in somewhere in the middle.
The book itself is just a deeper dive into things we already knew. It’s shocking though how the inner workings of the White House is. What this book does is give you a glance into the key players brains, workings, woes and thought process and let me tell you, it’s bat shit crazy! Jarvanka, The Comey dismissal, Bannon and his antics, it’s all insane.
What I have gleaned from this book is that there is no ‘method to the madness’ with Donald J Trump. There is only chaos and on occasion, there is ‘fire and fury’ that comes out via his media appearances and more often than not, his tweets. He is basically an impetuous child who only wants ‘likes’ and to be loved by one and all and if he doesn’t get it, he throws a tantrum.
The book is written more like a gossip column, tabloid-esque if you may. Wolff would write about someone and then bring unrelated gossip/information about them – for example how Tony Blair was rumoured to have had an affair with Murdoch’s wife – Wendi or how someone had resigned after news of a scandalous affair. It really felt like I was at a kitty party with catty people just dishing gossip.
So would I recommend this book to anyone? Sure. The Trump presidency is stranger than fiction, as they say, and this book proves it. Just steady yourself for some eye rolling, a bit of shock and just an overall feeling of incredulity.