Dr. Mary Trump and her book

  August 12, 2020

An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society


   This is my review of the book written by Mary L. Trump, the president's only niece. She is a clinical psychologist. The subtitle of her new book is "How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man."

   I took this from the cover: "A first-hand witness to countless holidays and family interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit to and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding events

The Trump Dynasty - Friedrich, Fred Sr., and Donald
   Fred, Donald's oldest brother, unable to regulate, was the immediate victim of their father's disappointment and anger,

   According to the author, Donald is much as he was at age three: incapable of growing, learning or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses or take in and synthesize information.

   I hadn't read any advertising flack nor heard anything about it on radio or TV, so I didn't know what to expect in a book written by Mary L. Trump Ph.D.  I found her to be an insightful psychologist, and I might add, a writer who can tell a yarn that is at times amusing, but most often frightening.  

   (Really, when one considers the subject matter!)
   Often compelling, for me the book was full of surprises and hard to put down.  The core reads like a script written for a soap opera that has a few million extras, including you and me, waiting off-camera for brief walk-on parts.
   This book indeed explains many of the reasons why Dr. Trump named our president "The World's Most Dangerous Man."

-Phil Richardson,Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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