In a few days, Mary Trump’s book is already in its fourteenth edition, suitable for a total circulation of 1.15 million copies. In the book, she writes scathingly about her uncle, President Donald Trump.
The book was immediately the biggest bestseller by Simon & Schuster publishers ever. On July 14, the first day, 950,000 copies were sold in print, e-book or e-audiobook, US media report. This also concerns orders.
In the book Too much and never enough: how my family created the world’s most dangerous man, Mary Trump tells what it was like to grow up in the Trump family. She warns against the reelection of her uncle Donald. The family tried unsuccessfully to stop publication.
The book is a mix of bitter family history and a psychological analysis of the president. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., Donald’s older brother: the black sheep of the family who died of a heart attack at the age of 41, caused by alcoholism.
She is a clinical psychologist, which makes her assessments of Uncle Donald’s psyche more credible, although she has never examined him herself.
The most notable new accusation in the book is that Donald Trump would have paid a much smarter fellow student a large sum to take his University of Pennsylvania entrance exam in his place. But the person involved is dead, and his widow denies everything.