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In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabricMary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, 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 DonaldA firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and family 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’sNumerous 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 Not based on facts and nothingthan a one sided and unreliable hate speech.If Donald Trump revers to this book as Fake News or Blasphemy I can’t really blame him and I am someone who doesn’t support TrumpBook Content The book is basically a commented chronological biography of the Trump family as a way to shed light on their dynamics and financials In my opinion it’s completely obsolete, but for those interested I will provide a short summary of its content, before I explain why I dislike it so much (If you want to skip the summary, you can just scroll down to „Mary Trump“).Part One is called “The Cruelty is the Point” and describes the character of Fred Trump (Donald‘s father), and how his treatment of his children has had a lasting impact on them Mary describes Fred as a highfunctioning sociopath who used those around him for his benefit Donald would adopt his nature to neglect sadness, weakness or kindness and limited access to his emotions Trumps mother is described as physically and mentally challenged due to illness, who was relieved when Donald was sent to military school, as he had become belligerent and disobedient towards her Fun fact: According to Mary, Donald cheated on his SAT in high school.In Part Two: “The Wrong Side of the Tracks”, chronicles the early career of Donald Merry says that since Donald’s father reached fame for his business, he was happy to let Donald be the public face, even though he was still doing the actual work by leaning heavily on political and other connections Meanwhile Donald’s brother was unfairly blamed for the collapse of large housing projects, and sidelined by Donald, causing him to leave the family business to pursue a career as a commercial pilot Because the family disapproved with his chosen profession, he turned to alcoholism and other issues, leading to both his aviation career and marriage failing He died due to a heart attack, with his parents waiting at home and Donald being at the movie theater Donald Trump as a boy (far left) with siblings Fred, Elizabeth, Maryanne and Robert“Smoke and Mirrors” is part three, and details how Donald struggled to operate his business without the knowledge and connections his father provides Donald is described as as an inept businessman who was able to keep up a facade, his business partners accepted because they saw him as an asset Mary also talks a lot about how the family turned on her after her fathers death, including cutting her off financially Mary sold her partnership of the family corporation under value and eventually learned the true value of her family's wealth with the investigation that won her the Pulitzer Prize In Part Four: “The Worst Investment Ever Made” Marry provides her view on Donald’s successful campaign for the US presidency Mary claims that Trump’s father initiated a direct line topowerful people who supported Donald, while Donald remained extremely susceptible to manipulation, due to his upbringing.Trump’s sexual harassment in the context of the Hollywood tape is barely noted and the women who’ve accused him of sexual assault or rape aren’t mentioned at all His tendency to offer sexual comments would have been an opportunity to actually do some psychological analyzing, particularly in the context of unhealthy family dynamics, but even as a psychologist Mary has nothing to offer in that area.Mary TrumpMary TrumpMary Trump is an unbelievably unreliable narrator The entire book is completely one sided, exclusively subjective, emotion packed and not backed up with any kind of proof or psychological analysis She constantly complaints about not receiving enough money from her family, being removed from the family will and „only“ receiving a few millions I seriously have trouble sympathizing with that, specifically with the coming economic crisis Mary herself has quite some benefits of the wealth, as well It's not as extreme as with Trump, but prominent enough for me to be put off What we learn about herself, always falls short For example, she explains that she did a Masters at the Columbia University, but dropped out of her BA in her freshman year She doesn’t explain why or gives us any kind of back story.Another big disappointment is that Mary's psychology background is not even noticeable, except by starting with a bad childhood and throwing with words around like “narcissist” She hypothesizes what might have been going on in Donald's head at certain times and theorizes that he is still a spoiled toddler seeking his evil father's approval Probably true, but she doesn't provide any analysis or reasoning, but states her thoughts as facts Anyone could make those assumptions.Examples of the writing that is lacking all analysis or objectivity: Donald Trump and his father, Fred, according to Mary a remorseless bully who groomed his son to take over his business and property empireThe book is nothingthan a personal attack in the context of the upcoming elections, without proof or even first hand experience It consist entirely of speculation and personal opinions:“Donald has, in some sense, always been institutionalized, shielded from his limitations or his need to succeed on his own in the world Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable He continues to be protected from his own disasters in the White House, where a claque of loyalists applauds his every pronouncement or covers up his possible criminal negligence by normalizing it to the point that we’ve become almost numb to the accumulating transgressions.” “Encouraged by his father, Donald eventually started to believe his own hype By the time he was twelve, the right side of his mouth was curled up in an almost perpetual sneer of selfconscious superiority,”“Donald today is much as he was at three years old: incapable of growing, learning, or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information.” I can’t trust a book that’s not based on facts or firsthand memory but focuses on allegations She doesn’t offer any arguments for her claims or opinions This book is complete hearsay and therefore even plays into Trumps hands Mary Trump seems to care about her own financial interests most of all This book is nothingthan a personal attack, like dirty family laundry displayed in public completely obsolete! This is written well enough but there is no new information here Most of the book focuses on Fred Trump Sr (trash) and Fred Jr, the author’s dad whose story is quite sad The whole family is very terrible! Donald is a blathering moron The best parts are when she eviscerates him and tells us what we already know—that he is the literal worst person, and the least competent man She seems to have empathy for him Fuck that Lots of people have asshole fathers and they manage not to destroy the world as a coping mechanism Anyway Worst family ever. Damn A Trumptellall that he's desperately trying to block publication of? You have my full, undivided attention. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook |||| PinterestIn TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH, Mary L Trump draws a detailed portrait of the Trump family pathologies with the intimacy of a psychological case study which makes sense, considering that she's a clinical psychologist Her evenkeeled, neutral (for the most part) tone make the irrational behaviors of the people in this book seem evenabhorrent by comparison The occasional sarcastic aside is just icing on the cake.I wasn't too sure what to expect about TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH going in, despite the attempted block from the Trump family to keep it from being published Trump had also attempted to block Michael Wolff and John Bolton from publishing their tellalls, as well, and the result was that both of them became bestsellers and garnered a whole bunch of free press Literally the same exact thing happened with Mary L Trump's book, but Donald Trump's inability to admit to fault or learn from past mistakes is just one of his (many) flaws I was left with the impression that Mary Trump was essentially opening her own tea shop to spill all the gossip about Trump, but this book doesn't tell anything too scandalizing or surprising It basically fills in the gaps about things that are public knowledge but have been forgotten or pushed aside in favor of newer,recent scandals.The book starts out with a history of the Trump family, beginning with Fred, DT's father, who appears to have been a highfunctioning sociopath that enjoyed pitting his children against each other, reveled in the humiliations of others, despised weakness and personal accountability, and groomed Donald to be his successor, while also enabling him to be antisocial, unaccountable, and superficial by not punishing him for misbehavior and essentially providing him with a bottomless well of cash flow for all of his horrible and/or questionable business decisions Freddy, Mary's father, was the original successor, as the eldest child, but his personal weaknesses made him distasteful to Fred, and the inability to please or escape ended up facilitating an alcohol addiction that helped kill him.We follow Trump through the 80s, when he began to be popular as the poor man's idea of rich (paraphrased from Fran Lebowitz), his two previous wives, his inappropriate comments and cruelties It's chilling how his lack of empathy or concern towards the mounting American deaths in the COVID19 crisis mirror his behavior towards his own family members For example, when Freddy Trump was in the hospital for the heart attack that would end his life, Donald Trump went out to the movies instead of waiting at home with the family When his own mother was mugged so violently that she suffered a hemorrhage, and Mary visited her every day, Trump snarked that wasn't it great that she had so much free time In his own internal calculus, it seems clear that weakness and suffering are liabilities that he can't afford in a world of superlatives where everything around him must be great or fantastic, and especially if those things are a reflection on him.Perhaps the most heartbreaking part of this book apart from the obvious, which is how this country facilitated and continues to enable the abuses of power that Donald Trump wields with the carelessness of a child with a dangerous weapon is how badly Mary and her brother Fritz were treated by the family Donald Trump first tried to essentially oust his whole family from his father's will by attaching a codicil to his father's will that would have made him sole executor It was caught by pure luck and he and his siblings were all made executors with equal power You would think that this would make the siblings sympathetic to being cut out of what is their due, but the whole family undervalued Mary and Fritz's inheritance when they were cut out of the will and forced to settle for a pittance, giving them a very, very small fraction of what they should have received And when they tried to sue for what was theirs, Maryanne, Trump's older sister, had their health insurance revoked which came as a huge blow to Fritz, whose son had severe medical issues that necessitated hospital visits for frequent seizures The lawyer suggested that if they were worried about their child not breathing, they could learn CPR Charming.His lack of respect for Melania and creepy behavior with Ivanka get a throwaway scene each, which is all that's really necessary, because they are so emblematic of his usual patterns Likewise, his pompous, inappropriate form of leadership as president is showcased in the opening scene, when he invites his relatives to the White House for a visit that ends up being both classless and disturbing TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH is a portrait of a person who lacks empathy, shirks responsibility (but would like to take all the credit while also avoiding any blame) I think it's pretty safe to say, objectively, that he is the worst president the United States has ever had, and that his handling of our crises and petty attempts to deny care and funding to those who oppose him while also making a concerted effort to sow dissent while attacking our nation's most vulnerable showcase his bullying mentality and his desperate need to always feel strong by making others seem weak.Some will probably say that Mary was too kind or too level in her biography of this man, but I think when writing books like this it's important to strike that kind of tone If you make someone into a cartoonish villain, it becomes too easy to write them off as a joke, and I think that was one of the biggest mistakes of the 2016 election Nobody took Trump seriously until it was too late He needs to be held accountable and taken to task for his bad behavior, and his policies need to be questioned, and he needs to be asked the tough questions that he fears will make him out to be the fool he is.4 to 4.5 stars