"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff

Updated: Jan 30, 2020


TITLE: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

AUTHOR: Michael Wolff

PUBLISHER: Henry Holt & Co.

PUBLISHED DATE: January 5, 2018

ISBN: 978-1250158062

PAGES: 336

Fire and fury reads like a soapy political gossip narrative nonfiction...a real time horror shit show of massive proportions. It is disgusting and delicious and I hate myself for reading it but I had to.

I haven't read a political book serving tea this scolding since probably Game Change....and even then, Game Change just seems kind of innocent in comparison. If nothing else, one thing is for sure:

Now....the daily details of the incompetence of the Trump White House are unavoidable. Whether it's my Twitter timeline, Facebook posts, News outlets, television shows...I am inundated with how terrible Trump and his administration are and how nothing seems to be able to stop him from doing all manner of harm to our country. I have read several political books since the election....Hillary Clinton's What Happened, Hacks by Donna Brazile, and The Plot to Hack America by Malcolm Nance...trying to make sense of what in the hell is going in. None of them, not even this book will probably ever help us to make sense of this mess.

This book tries to give a behind the glimpse view of the headlines and sound bites, and it is exactly what you'd expect...or at least what I expect is happening behind the scenes, though somehow not as horrible as I imagine. This is def