Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist and the daughter of the POTUS’s older brother, Fred Trump, Jr. who died in 1981.
Mary L. Trump’s disclose on President Trump, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” set a first-day record for Simon & Schuster after the publisher said Thursday it sold 950,000 copies, including presales.
The combined print, digital and audio edition sales beat out former national security adviser John’s Bolton’s bestseller “The Room Where it Happened,” another rebuke on the president published by Simon & Schuster, that was released last month. Bolton’s book sold 800,000 copies in its first week.
‘Too Much and Never Enough’ has entered the national conversation in a way that few books ever do, becoming a cultural phenomenon and must-read for anyone seeking to understand the singular family dynamic that produced the most powerful man in the world today,” Simon & Schuster chief executive Jonathan Karp said in a statement, according to The Los Angeles Times. “It is at once a revealing psychological portrait and a work of historic importance.”
After her book went to print, Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, filed a legal action in June to stop the book’s release, citing a nondisclosure agreement she signed in 2001 in a settlement over her inheritance.
Mary’s book can move forward with the publication: judge
A New York Supreme Court appellate judge overturned part of a lower court decision on Mary L. Trump’s say-all Wednesday evening, ruling the book’s publisher can move forward with preparations for its release at the end of the month, according to reports.
Simon & Schuster, which is publishing the book written by the president’s niece, said Tuesday that it had already shipped out tens of thousands of copies of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” in anticipation of its July 28 release, after a state Supreme Court judge ordered a temporary halt on its release.
Supreme Court Judge Hal Greenwald issued the restraining order Tuesday on the book’s publication, pending a hearing next week, after the president’s younger brother, Robert Trump, filed a court action.
Robert Trump alleges Mary Trump is in violation of a non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2001 as part of a settlement involving her inheritance from her grandfather.
Release of the book
The book was released on Tuesday – two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany Thursday called the memoir a “book of falsehoods, plain and simple.”
Just two weeks ago, Simon & Schuster celebrated the success of another Trump disclose book, that one by former National Security Adviser John Bolton. The book, “The Room Where It Happened,” sold more than 780,000 copies in its first week of sales.
It is rare for books to sell hundreds of thousands of copies in a single week of sales — and most books will never sell that many.
“Too Much and Never Enough” will join other books about Trump that became sensational best-sellers.
“Fear” by legendary journalist Bob Woodward had sold 900,000 copies by the end of its first day of official sales. “A Higher Loyalty” by former FBI Director James Comey had sold 600,000 copies at the end of its first week on store shelves. And “Fire & Fury,” the hit book by Michael Wolff, sold more than 1.7 million copies by the time it had been out for a month.
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