Let’s talk about Fire and Fury. It became a world phenomenon immediately as it came out. And of course, it’s about Trump. Like everything in the news lately, Trump takes center stage.
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 Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous – and 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.
As I was interested in reading about What Happened from Hillary a few months back, this book had to be something I tried to read. I say try because after a while you get the point, and you get a bit numb to it all. Which is, I think the most dangerous, when considering what he has brought to the worlds’ political scene.
The book is nonetheless interesting and it doesn’t even say it’s going to be an honest review of the White House and its new incumbent. It’s a retelling of stories from various sources and then compiling them into something readable. And Michael Wolff did a great job at that, given the subject.
It is somewhat amazing the access he was given all throughout the first year of the Trump administration setting up camp in their new home. And of course, seeing how people around Trump perceive him is fascinating. From not actually believing he will win, to finding yourself in the most powerful office on Earth, there’s a long way. And I think that for the whole new world of politics and news we find ourselves in we need to read this.
Because it portrays a politician that like words, not facts and spoke to a base he is not even sure he likes. Surrounded by unqualified people and trying to put up an interesting yet sad a times show for the whole world, that is, of course, watching.
Populism saw a rise in the US and Europe and actually I am kind of glad that we get to see how ”fun” it is to get unprepared people in office; any office. Even if half of it is not true, you get the point, you get the feeling and watching US news lately you can believe most of the things that the books say happen. And even if they are fake news, you need only look at POTUS’ Twitter or interviews and there you have it.
I know this may be a weird book for me to review, but here it is. Interesting, nicely written, not a masterpiece by any account, but thrilling still. I believe it is worth a try especially if you want to check out what POTUS says from a different perspective. Even if Michael Wolff dresses up(or down) the truth, allowing him to be there, for months on end, gives the POTUS claim no power.
Let me know what you think. And if you read it, because I was amazed to see the publicity it got.