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“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review
From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.
Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple.
From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car.
None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur.
Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Katy Tur wasn't just any journalist covering Donald Trump's improbable rise from reality-TV star to POTUS. During his rallies, the candidate frequently singled out the NBC correspondent by name for the crowd to jeer—once leading to a Secret Service escort out of the arena for her own safety. Tur's campaign memoir is honest and incisive about how Trump used these media attacks as part of his message. In her eyes, his blend of cunning and crassness attracted and repelled voters in equal numbers, but assured that we couldn't talk about anyone else.
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I had no idea how Katy could make a book about covering the Trump campaign interesting. I followed her every day on NBC/MSNBC and squirmed at every unsavory detail she reported. Though her book was torture in a way, reliving those awful days beginning with that trip down the escalator, knowing the outcome and the continuing madness of trump, Katy told her “unbelievable” story in a very believable, personal, interesting, humorous way.
Her gig in London would have been enough for most, but she went for it. I’m so glad she did.
Katy Tur Book Review
This book is nothing more then an attention seeking piece. I don't think that she should make any money off of exploiting Donald trump and I think that is exactly what this book is doing. I am not a trump supporter by any means and I think he has made very inappropriate and insensitive comments and I don't believe he was the right choice for president but that doesn't mean that Katy tur should be able to make money off stretching the truth and exploiting Donald trump. 2 stars.
View of the Biased
Wonder if this Author was a Clinton fan. Perhaps she should have followed the underside looking for dirt on any other candidate. If she dug deep enough she would find even more unbelievable filth.
Politics is a dirty business biased reporting with agendas is almost as dirty. This is a book of hate by the left...just another example.