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5 Politically Charged Books That Are Really Trumping the Competition

Every president has a book or two written about them, as well as their administration, usually after they’ve left the Oval Office. It’s in our human nature to want to look back for the sake of historical studies and examine and comment on the what happened during a particular president’s term in office, and how it was handled. 


Donald Trump’s Presidency is much different.


Just two years into his first term in office, a number of books about his administration have climbed their way to the top of bestseller lists worldwide. 


Here is the small list we’ve put together.



1. A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller, released by Tonight with John Oliver


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HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children’s picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence – the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon’s life is about to change forever…

With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children’s book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.


Ever since its release on Last Week Tonight With John OliverA Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo has sold nearly 200,000 copies and has remained in the Top 5 on Amazon’s Best Selling list.



2. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t Help In The Aftermath of A Hurricane by The Staff of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


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Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is a picture book made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children’s book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster.

On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” said President Trump to hurricane victims. “Have a good time!” he told them. The only way his comments would be appropriate is in the context of a children’s book—and now you can experience them that way, thanks to the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Whose Boat Is This Boat? is an excellent teaching tool for readers of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy by process of elimination. Have a good time!


This book hasn’t even come out to stores yet and is already in the Top 5 Best Selling list for Barnes & Nobles. 



3.  A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, And Leadership by James Comey


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In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. 


A New York Times Best Seller and currently in Amazon’s Top 10 Best Selling list.



4. Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House, by Michael Wolff


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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.


Wolff’s book is also a Top New York Times Bestseller and currently the #1 Best Selling Book on Amazon!



5. Fear: Trump in The White House by Bob Woodward


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With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.


Fear has so far already been in the Top 5 Best Selling list on Amazon, USA Today, and New York Times!




It’s clear to see that the topic of Donald Trump and his administration is a big one for many. People either want to laugh at the situation, or take an in-depth look at what’s going on.




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