Today’s review is on Michael Wolff’s politically intriguing and informative book – Fire and Fury. This is a personal accounting of what he witnessed while having ease of access and being privy to the shenanigans that is currently ongoing in the Whitehouse.
Since the day Trump ran for president I’ve been fascinated with US politics. I follow journalists in the media, have acquired a lengthy reading list of political books, and my heart aches for the all that is going on in the US now from broken policies to the potential dangers of the world at Trump’s fingertips.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
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 country—and the world—has 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 Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:
— What President Trump’s 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 Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
— Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
— What the secret to communicating with Trump is
— What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers
Never 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.
“Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com
“Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way…[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist
My 5 Star Review:
If you think you’ve seen or heard it all by watching the news, you couldn’t have because in this presidency there has been ongoing breaking news daily since Trump’s inauguration. In this book, Wolff shares his findings from when he had a ringside seat as to what on earth is going on in the Whitehouse. A play by play accounting is shared on the inside chaos that continues under Trump’s regime and the shameful and clueless shenanigans that continue to go on – a good who’s who in the zoo starring a plethora of unsavory characters.
Wolff takes us through a sea of often clueless disarray and shares some intimate details about the president. Wolff shares that even Trump didn’t think he’d win but had his defeat speech ready, he was prepared to say the election was rigged, how the Whitehouse struggles to function properly, and the many lies that the administration struggles to keep up with and cover up. This book is a frightening look into what has become of American government with said president.
This is not a book that will make anyone feel better, but may give you a better understanding about how this presidency came to be. And even if you only choose to believe half of what you read, it’s still an eye-opener. #Recommended.
Next on my political reading list:
Fascism: A Warning – Madeleine Albright
A Higher Loyalty – James Comey
The Plot to Destroy Democracy – Malcolm Nance
Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump – Michael Isikoff and David Corn
Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic – David Frum
No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need – Naomi Klein