For sure, he has his faults but the one thing that nobody can deny is that Donald Trump is proving to be a real boon for the book industry. We take a look at some new tell-alls that the American president would rather you didn't read.
By Michael Cohen
Of all the memoirs, this is the one that’s most likely to be causing Trump sleepless nights. Written by Trump’s former attorney and self-described fixer, Michael Cohen, it bills itself as “the book the President of the United States does not want you to read.” Having been Trump’s right-hand man for decades, Cohen is in a unique position to dish the dirt. And having earned a three-year jail sentence for tax evasion and campaign finance violations, he is nursing quite a few grudges towards the president. Now, having been released from prison and put under house arrest, Cohen’s getting his revenge by spilling the beans about his former boss. “In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man,” he writes in his book’s foreword, which was released early to drum up interest in the memoir which is set for release in early September.
“From golden showers in a sex club in Vegas, to tax fraud, to deals with corrupt officials from the former Soviet Union, to catch and kill conspiracies to silence Trump's clandestine lovers, I wasn't just a witness to the president's rise - I was an active and eager participant,” he adds.
The Room Where It Happened
By John Bolton
Trump’s former National Security Advisor was reportedly paid a $2 million advance for this tell all which both the White House and the Department of Justice tried unsuccessfully to gag. In the book, Bolton claims amongst other things that Trump begged China's President Xi to help him win the election - and thought Finland was part of Russia. He says Trump also insisted that Venzuela was “really part of the United States” and told stunned White House staff that it would be “cool” to invade the South American country.Of all the memoirs, this one is probably one of the heaviest. If you don’t have the stamina for it, you can get hear crooner Michael Bolton singing excerpts from it in this spoof Bolton Sings Bolton video which appeared on The Late Show.
Too Much And Never Enough
By Mary Trump
Mary Trump’s decision to break ranks by releasing an explosive memoir Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, marks the first time that a member of the Trump clan has spoken out against the president publicly. And the president’s niece doesn’t hold back from sharing jaw-dropping revelations about her uncle.American newspaper USA Today calls the memoir “a carnival of horrors”.Mary, who is a trained psychologist, paints Trump as a “toxic” bully who practises “cheating as a way of life”. But he just can’t help himself, she says.Raised in a “malignantly dysfunctional family”, Trump (74) is the product of “an epic tragedy of parental failure. Mary reveals the shocking emotional abuse that he and his siblings suffered at the hands of their father, Fred Trump, that would scar them for life.
By Bob Woodward
The legendary Watergate reporter will publish his second book on Trump in September. Following on from his 2018 bestseller Fear, Bob draws on hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand witnesses as well as diaries, emails and confidential documents, to take readers inside the Trump presidency, revealing explosive details about his attitude to Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. It also reportedly includes 25 “love letters” between the president Kim Jong-un in which the North Korean describes the bond between him and Trump as being like something out of a “fantasy film”. His publisher is punting the memoir, which is out in September ahead of the US presidential elections, as its “most important book of the year”.