TrumpNation by Timothy L. O'Brien
The Art of Being The Donald

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Whatever anyone thinks of Donald Trump, the truth is far more complex--and fascinating. Instead of society nightlife, most evenings he's at home watching TV and munching Oreos. He has a line of clothing and bottled water emblazoned with his image, yet he needed a loan from his siblings to stay afloat. His name is featured on some of the world's most magnificent buildings and casinos, while a $1.8 billion debt hangs over his company. He'll use a friend's cell phone to save money on a call. He'll call a journalist "a total whack job" on television, then turn around and invite him to fly down to Palm Beach on his private jet. These are the contradictions of Trump's world, and beneath the public faade, there's a man few people ever see. Now, New York Times business reporter Timothy L. O'Brien pulls back the velvet curtain surrounding The Donald--with access rarely granted to a reporter before--and takes the polish off the image of America's so called most popular billionaire.
 

About Timothy L. O'Brien

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Timothy L. O'Brien is the executive editor at the Huffington Post, where he edited the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning series about severely wounded war veterans, "Beyond the Battlefield." Prior to joining the Huffington Post he was a reporter and editor at The New York Times, where helped oversee "The Reckoning," a series about the financial crisis that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009. A graduate of Georgetown University, he holds three master's degrees-in U.S. History, Business, and Journalism-from Columbia University. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.
 
Published October 20, 2015 by Open Road Media. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A bemused, entertaining portrait of a gold-toned incarnation of the American dream, plus some believable financials for anyone who wants to know the real fiscal story.

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New York Times business reporter O'Brien gets down and dirty--in the most good-natured way--to craft a myth-busting biography of the real-estate developer.

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Donald Trump, entrepreneur, television star and powerful brand selling suits, perfume and quixotic dreams of fortune in his name, asks in this engrossing romp, What is it about me that gets Larry Ki

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