BoM February 2018

Our February book of the Month is Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, currently the best selling book globally and with the film rights already sold.

Since its release Wolff’s book has provoked fierce debate and denial, leading Trump to claim that he hardly knew who Wolff was (they have actually known each other for decades) and that almost everything in the book is ‘fake news’. The book has also provoked at least one controversy by insinuating that Trump continues to have an extra-marital affair while President (according to Wolff this is based on views that were reported to him by White House insiders). Nevertheless, with extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals in Fire and Fury what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time.

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country–and the world–has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the, unpredictability, volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:

  • What President Trump’s 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 Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
  • Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
  • What the secret to communicating with Trump is
  • What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

The Guardian review is available here.