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Too Much And Never Enough by Mary Trump (47)


  • Hardcover : 240 pages
  • ISBN : 9781982141462



Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, 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 firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor 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 favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. 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.


Mary L. Trump holds a PhD from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and taught graduate courses in trauma, psychopathology, and developmental psychology. She lives with her daughter in New York.



REVIEW:
There was a time when I admired Trump, just a little. Here was this charismatic, wealthy, successful man that was always in the spotlight. Then a few decades later he got on tv, with The Apprentice, and my admiration slowly dwindled off. As a president, I have lost all respect for the 'pussy grabber'. It is what it is...
When my coworker offered for me to read her copy of this book, I was curious. I wanted to know what the niece had to dish. 
Man, she gave us the whole cupboard too!
She told us readers all of their business, right down to the dollar. Frankly, none of us needed to know some of it. Personal business should still stay personal business. Thanks to her disloyalty to her family though, we get the story on everything.
Does it change my now negative opinion of Donald Trump?
No.
But I understand why he is the way he is now. That whole family is disturbed, including Mary. This book felt like a bit of revenge on her part.
It also felt like most of the revenge was directed at the grandfather, Fred. Along with the story which was mostly focused on him as well.
Remember folks, this is just my opinion. After you read it, I'd like to hear yours though.



3/5



**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was borrowed from a friend. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

Comments

  1. I was curious but, not curious enough to spend $$ on this one. I agree the Trump family is seriously messed up and as they say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." The Cohen book: Disloyal should be good as his fixer for over 10 years!

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  2. Yeah, I have zero respect for Trump. Haven't read this book, but I can't imagine it would change that!

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  3. A totally dysfunctional family from top to bottom. Since my own family is also pretty dysfunctional, I think I'll pass on this one, but thanks all the same.

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