In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security and social fabric.
Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.
A first-hand witness, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humour to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favourite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.
Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists and journalists have sought to explain Donald Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary Trump has the education, insight and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.
Tells it like he is
This book is written by a woman who has kept quiet all these years now she is telling the untold truth, Mary doesn’t want to make a quick buck from this, Mary only wants what best for America, she is a legend for daring to write such an untold truth about the Trump family.
Very well put together book
This book is very well structured. I really enjoyed listening to it and learning more aspects of the trump family history. The narrator, whom I understood to be the actual author as well, was excellent as a narrator and the audio was 5/5 stars.
One shouldn’t judge the book based on their sentiments or opinions for either Donald Trump or the author.
That being said, this book shows how a clearly intelligent and highly educated person, can be amazingly ignorant of how life works. I suppose we are all guilty, at some stage in life, and to a varying but individual degree, of allowing our personal bias and feelings , determine our judgment, writing off or veneration of other people.
Nice to see people waking up,to the evil Trump family