If you only discovered Donald Trump with the television show The Apprentice or with his recent entry into the Republican race for President of the United States, the chances are you think you know quite a bit about Donald Trump. But the reality is that, like all larger than life personalities, Trump has cultivated his public image well. He’s been selective in what he’s let out and, when pressed, he’s been quick to deny.
Trump This! The Life And Times of Donald Trump: An Unauthorized Biography digs deep into the truth that is Donald Trump looking into his family, childhood and early years in New York City, all of which made him the man he is today. You’ll learn that Trump’s grandfather ran brothels during The Gold Rush years and that his father allegedly ran with The Ku Klux Klan. Trump punched out a teacher in the second grade. New Yorkers know that Trump lived a wild, sexually charged life at Studio 54 as a single man, but few know the true story of how Trump avoided the draft. And the details of the affair that wrecked his first marriage were chronicled in the tabloid press of the times. All of this is interlaced with the tale of the rise and fall of and rise of his New York real estate empire.
“There have been many books written by and about Donald Trump, but no one has looked at him through the pop culture prism. As a native New Yorker, Donald Trump has been an almost daily part of the city’s landscape. Now the whole country gets to really see this larger than life New Yorker. I think this makes Trump This! a unique biography,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.
"Writing this book literally on the fly was definitely a challenge.” Said bestselling author Marc Shapiro. “Things were happening daily, things that had to be addressed. In the weeks after I turned in the original manuscript I would wind up adding five additional chapters just to keep this book as up to the minute as possible which is the reality when you're writing about politics and politicians."
Shapiro acknowledged that for even the most ardent followers of Donald Trump, there are things in this book that will surprise and enlighten. "The reality is that Trump, outside of the tight knit business community, was a well kept secret to the man and woman on the street until The Apprentice went on the air. For those people, this book will definitely fill in the blanks."
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