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Fire and Fury
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House | Michael Wolff
With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time The first nine months of Donald Trumps term were stormy, outrageousand absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations: -- What President Trumps 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 Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner couldnt be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administrations strategy in the wake of Bannons firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolffs Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
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Bookwomble
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In the messages, the UK's ambassador Sir Kim Darroch said the White House was "uniquely dysfunctional" and "divided" under Donald Trump.
"We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept," he said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48901624

Ouch! ???

SamAnne I am so fed up with the orange Drumpf. 3mo
Bookwomble @SamAnne You, me and most of the rest of the world! 🌐✌🏻🕊 3mo
SamAnne When I travel out of country I make sure I know how to say in the local language: “I‘m so sorry. I did not vote for him. And I‘m working to defeat him in 2020. 3mo
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GingerAntics I love these words!!! I fear the same thing, Sir. (edited) 3mo
Bookwomble @SamAnne Happily, through the Litsy community, I've found that many US citizens are as appalled and bemused by Trump as most of the rest of the world is. God speed your good works for 2020 ❤ 3mo
Bookwomble @GingerAntics You and your country-people have my sympathies 💗 3mo
GingerAntics @Bookwomble thank you! 3mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Panpan

My husband and I listened to this on our road trip today. Honestly, I didn't like it. Wolff was really bad about starting a timeline, then going back to before the election and starting over with new people. I felt like he talked more about Steve Bannon than anything else. I did learn that Bannon is incredibly crass, which is disgusting to be honest.

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teyla
Pickpick

Quick read. Gives a first insight into the Trump White House. Good place to start if you don't know where to start. Focused very narrowly on the interplay between White House figures and doesn't give much political insight.

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Bookwomble
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MAGA 🇺🇸

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Staci
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Pickpick

The whole reason for running for President was NOT what you think and Just so you will know, The President is not actually running the country. Yes, he is a puppet, and no its not who you think.

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Life_After_Books
Mehso-so

It feels like an important book that everyone needs to read. It's shocking and also not shocking but in all honesty, it's boring as hell.

Life_After_Books Thanks! 8mo
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Patchshank
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Mehso-so

Finished the audiobook while I was at work. It just goes into detail on things we already know about. It didn't offer anything too insightful. It did manage to depress me though.
I don't think it matters how much you like Trump or how bad of a job you think anyone else would have done the blatant incompetence of this man can't be ignored. The book points out just how much people in his own circle see it and do little to hide it.

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rachelk
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I wasn‘t going to buy this book but the library store had a new hardback copy for $2.00, so we‘ll see if it‘s worth the change in my purse that I scraped together for it. As a kindness to everyone I decided to block the hideous cover photo with the cute pup sticker.

Mimi28 We greatly appreciate your kindness, lol 👍🏽❤️😉 8mo
NatalieR Yes, thank you for your kindness. 😀 8mo
rachelk @Mimi28 @NatalieR You‘re welcome! I didn‘t want to upset any unsuspecting Littens happily scrolling by. 😂 (edited) 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads Thank you for your kindness 😊 8mo
readordierachel Good call 😆 8mo
VeganCleopatra Thanks for the pup image instead. 🤢 8mo
Ruthiella You improved the cover a million times over!!!! 😖 8mo
rachelk @Ruthiella Thanks :) 8mo
Stacypatrice @rachelk - The pup sticker 😂😂 Fantastic!!!! 8mo
rachelk @Stacypatrice I‘m glad you appreciated it! 😁 8mo
Kaye Thanks for the sticker. Already had to see that ugly mug in here once today. That‘s twice too many times. 8mo
rachelk @kaye I totally agree 😂 👍🏻 8mo
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dariazeoli
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I‘ve given myself until I turn 41 to complete the #192019 challenge. One year and two weeks to go!

Here are the books I read this year that apply to the challenge.

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Thor266
Mehso-so

Yup. Had to read out of morbid curiosity

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ShadowSwallow
Pickpick

Fascinating and entertaining.

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executivespooky
Bailedbailed

I have tried and tried to read this book out of obligation. I purchased the kindle version out of spite when the cease-and-desist was issued following the book's release. But I hate it. I've been "reading" it for months and I'm only at 34%. Momma didn't raise no quitter, but Imma have to give up on this one. Too many books to read to waste time on this.

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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

I tried reading this earlier in the year and the poor editing of the book really got to me and I was bored by the beginning of it so I bailed. I‘m glad I did the audio. It wasn‘t fantastic, nothing earth shattering.. but it did give me some insight into all the different players and why Trump is the way he is. And parts of it were actually really funny, because it really is all that ridiculous!

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Debblyliz
Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t keep reading as I found myself getting increasingly angry, maybe one to go back to at a later date!

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cdreincarnate
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Mehso-so

I know everyone else is already over this book, but I finally got around to finishing it. Overall I liked it, although I wish they had taken some more time to edit it, instead of rushing it into print. It covers a lot of things we already know, but it‘s fascinating to get a look at the events we all remember from a perspective inside the White House.

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Connster
Pickpick

Fascinating to glimpse the workings of the Trump administration. I‘m not sure how much of this book is true, but it could quite easily be all of it, knowing what we do about the orange-faced one.

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Shaaaannnn
Bailedbailed

Sorry, but I‘m bailing on this one. When I read I like to actually enjoy it. When I get upset over what I read I like it to be fiction, not real life. This book is a bummer and I‘m not in the mood for it. Maybe when he‘s not our president anymore.

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Nerdfins
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Well played Barnes and Noble employees. 😂 @whippoorwill815

whippoorwill815 Yeeeeessss!!! I‘m so glad you tagged me in this 😂 1y
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Tove_Reads
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You might have heard what will happen in Helsinki, Finland soon. A microbrewery got inspired and brewed a beer in honor of the meeting. “Making lager great again!”

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Cortg
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Panpan

I found this audiobook extremely boring. I just don‘t find anything about Trump amusing. 🤢

Kaye Amusing is the last word I‘d use for him. Maybe attractive would be low on the list. Intelligent would be at the bottom. I just stay pretty blank about him at this point. Refuse to watch the news . Nothing he says is of interest to me. I just count down the time til we can get him outta there. 1y
Cortg @Kaye They did talk about how dumb he and his family are, how he doesn‘t read ANYTHING, and why his hair is the color it is...he‘s too impatient to leave the dye on long enough. So awful in every way. 1y
Kaye 👍🏼 1y
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RaimeyGallant
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Pickpick

Because Wolff's sources had to be among Trump's intimate and extended entourages in great part, people who I don't trust with the truth, it's hard to think of this as fact-based journalism. It's more like a long, (plausible and believable) op-ed style theory built around some confirmed truths. Disturbing, less pompous than I expected, and worthwhile in the end. My upside-down pic is in reverence to the current state of the White House. #audiobooks

TheAliceEvers Good review! And great picture! 😂 1y
Graywacke Yes, terrific picture. Told myself I wouldn‘t read it, then found myself up late reading an excerpt, fascinated. But still haven‘t read the book. 1y
dixi_e Fabulous review! Makes me kinda think I should read it... 1y
sprainedbrain Great review! 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#GetMovin Day 31: When current events become #Thriller, you know that you are #Adulting and it isn‘t pretty.

Cinfhen Ha!!! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for playing along all month 😍 1y
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen truly my pleasure! you guys are the best hosts ever, you really visit each and every post and give them love! you are the real deal. 😍🧚🏼‍♀️📚 1y
Cinfhen Awww, thanks so much 😘I enjoy engaging with all the lovely people here and my TBR is being fed daily 😀 1y
eanderson Can‘t believe it‘s the end of the month! #adulting isn‘t always fun but someone has to do it! 🤣💕 1y
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jckphnx
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Mehso-so

You'll feel that you're peeking through a curtain, all your suspicions confirmed about the chaos, hostilities, and overall incompetence of Trump's White House...which will either frighten you further or give you hope for the future.

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maximoffs
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Look what's here!!!!

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EmilyChristine
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Saw this today. Haha Fir and Fury: angry trees in the White House

HiddenGemBooks I was thinking mike pences pet rabbit 😆😂 1y
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Eva2
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Mehso-so

This was an entertaining but scary read. It‘s like reading about a bad dream....

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HelloZombie
Pickpick

I think there are only grains of truth and flagrant opinion in this book. I appreciated the context it gave to the nonsensical, early speeches. The context didn‘t make me feel any better, but it was to know what instigated the insanity. It was also nice to have a blunt introduction to all the personalities in The White House and some insight into the relationships and motivations.

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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen 😂😂 1y
Reggie Lol 👍 1y
Cathythoughts That‘s for sure 👍🏻 1y
Centique Oh perfect! 1y
Hollie Perfect!! 1y
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Eva2
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I said I wasn‘t going to read this after all the bad reviews. I saw it at the library and borrowed it anyway! I know the author has been heavily criticised as a lot of it is unconfirmed hearsay written as fact. I am a couple of chapters in and I‘m finding it quite amusing. It does read like satirical fiction but then I keep reminding myself that it is based on fact. And that is a scary thing!

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erincb82
Panpan

This should have been called "Steve Bannon : A Love Story" as it is crystal clear that Wolff is a Bannon fan boy. Felt like he wanted to write a book about Bannon but didn't get permission so this is what he did instead. Also, where the heck was his editor? Bad grammar, syntax and sentance structure. Was he paid by the comma?

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erincb82

Pretty sure Michael Wolff is a not so closeted Bannon fan boy. Over halfway through and he mentions Bannon on just about every page.

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Talewaggingreads

So, I decided early on to read this as "historical fiction" ???, and I must say it was quite enjoyable! ?

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kricheal
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Mehso-so

There wasn't really too many surprises here, it was hard to listen to the petty chaotic rivalries of Trump's staff. The book is almost equally as much about Steve Bannon as it is about Trump. I would recommend it, but borrow this don't buy it.

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InLibrisVeritas
Mehso-so

As a whole this book doesn't bring anything concrete or new to the table. It is interesting, but it reads like gossip and makes me iffy on the validity of it. If you are curious about it definitely find a library copy, because as is it's simply not worth the money spent on it.

GingerAntics Good to know. 1y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Finishing this up today. It's not great and offers nothing new, not to mention it doesn't really have a ton of sources to check out. But it is somewhat interesting if true.

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kricheal
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My #overdrive hold finally came in...I've been waiting since February. This should be interesting.

Scfreads I listened to the audiobook on Overdrive as well! Interesting behind the scenes info. 1y
kricheal @wanderlustforwords 😂😂😂 Is that good or bad? 1y
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wanderlustforwords Bad. I‘ve been curious about the book, but afraid I would grow to hate him even more. I‘ve been watching a BBC documentary on him that starts at the beginning of his business career. In his first interview he‘s asked what he‘d do if he couldn‘t be a business man and he said, “become President.” He‘s had his eye in the Whitehouse for a long time. And, hasn‘t changed except that his crazy insecurity and narcissism has gotten worse. 😭 1y
wanderlustforwords What do you think of it? I hope I didn‘t offend with my opinions! 1y
kricheal @wanderlustforwords I've never liked him and that was before his political career. I'm halfway done with it now and I feel like there are only a few tidbits that were new info. I can only handle snippets of this book at a time. I would NEVER spend my money pro or con on a Trump book but I would still read them because information is power. 1y
wanderlustforwords @kricheal Well said! Knowledge IS power! 1y
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Jadams1776
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Mehso-so

😔😔😔
The worst part about this book is that nothing in here surprised me and I couldn‘t even feel the slightest outrage. I‘m angrier about that than I am about anything in this book!!!

Samplergal Yeah. It‘s everything we know. But we can‘t normalize this. Must stay woke. 1y
Burghbookaddict I just finished James Comeys book and Im so salty right now 😠 1y
Jadams1776 @laurenashley I‘m still waiting on my copy to ship 1y
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Jadams1776
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Good Morning, my fellow Littens and happy Friday eve!!! My hold for this finally came in from the library (because I am not paying for something with this face on it), so I am starting the day off listening to this hot mess.

Smrloomis “I‘m not paying for something with this face on it” Agreed! 😂 1y
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booklover76
Panpan

Meh. Nothing new is revealed in this book. Very over hyped. Glad I borrowed this from the library and didn't pay for it.

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wellitworkedlasttime
Mehso-so

Well - I am a bit “meh” about this book. It didn‘t tell me anything that hadn‘t already been reported in the media and I didn‘t think it was well written. I read it due to the hype. I am not recommending nor recommending this.

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arubabookwoman
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Mehso-so

I‘ve read several DJT related books that were informative and important for understanding the danger his presidency represents. Not so this book. It‘s a tale of Machiavellian plotting amongst various WH factions. It reads like a gossipy People Mag article. The voyeur in me kept turning the pages, but in the end it was a lot of sound and fury. I already knew there was an I‘ll-tempered toddler in the Oval Office.

charl08 Rather you than me - too much Trump as it is! 1y
SqueakyChu @charl08 Agreed. The last thing I‘d want to do these days is read a book about DJT. 1y
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dogra
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I was somehow able to enjoy this as a kind of absurd soap opera, a dark fantasy. Some of it was indeed quite fascinating. And I will give Wolff real credit on this point: Many of his “burns” on these malevolent buffoons are entertainingly, even eloquently, phrased. Worth a read for those predisposed.

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Verity
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Pickpick

Is it the best written book? No. Is it all true? Probably not. But it‘s a fascinating read and elements of it match up with other reporting around the going‘s on in the current White House. Very readable but profoundly depressing if you think about it.

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Abailliekaras
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this breezy, gossipy read & insight into the workings of the Trump White House. (Not sure ‘enjoy‘ is the word). Wolff relies on Bannon as a key source, with the weird result that Bannon comes out of it sounding astute, reasonablet & even witty, while Jared & Ivanka (‘Jarvanka‘) are clueless & self-serving, & Trump is regarded as an impulsive child. I took it with a pinch of salt, but fear its accuracy & the power vacuum if Trump goes.