People seem to be fascinated by, whether it be for positive or negative reasons, Michael D’Antonio’s, Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success. Originally, the biography was to be published in January 2016, but a spokesperson for St. Martin’s Press, the publisher, announced that due to the heightened interest in Trump as a political figure, the book will be coming out in the Fall of 2015. Trump has been extensively interviewed and covered by news sources because of his popularity, even breaking the record for viewers in the first televised Republican debate on Fox News.
D’Antonio extensively interviewed Donald Trump, as well as his former wives, Ivana and Marla Maples, and many of his children. While the media, and many viewers, have treated Trump as a candidate who could not possible make it as a presidential elect, “D’Antonio, a former Newsday reporter and author of over a dozen books, places Trump’s life and career in a context that helps explain why his emergence at the top of Republican presidential polls was not only plausible but inevitable,” according to the New York Times review by James B. Stewart. Stewart claims that the book is an honest and frank portrayal of Trump’s personality and opinions, and is quite engaging because of Trump’s overzealous story-telling. However he condemns the biography, saying that D’Antonio “sheds little light on the source and scope of Trump’s fortune, which is his primary qualification for the presidency,” and that “most of Trump’s claims…are hard to verify, though there seems little more than a kernel of truth to at least some of them.”
Various news sources have lamented Trump’s comparison of his time at an expensive prep school, the New York Military Academy, to being in the actual military service, although he never served in the military and received draft deferments for bone spurs during the Vietnam War. Trump has already been admonished saying that John McCain, a decorated naval officer, was not a real war-hero. Now, many are finding his statement that his schooling gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military,” offensive.
Grab a copy on September 22nd, 2015, and see what you think.
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