Five Minute Review: Trump & Me

As you may know, I set myself a 2017 goal to read 52 books in a year – averaging one per week. Full disclosure: I’m totally screwed. But still! Here’s my five minute book review.

If I had to describe Trump & Me in five words, it would be:

Depressing, hilarious, terrifying, worrying, insightful.

Trump & Me is a three-part short publication profiling our favourite tangerine tyrant. Written by Mark Singer of The New Yorker, it gives a brief albeit insightful glance into Donald Trump’s psyche. I will say that it presumes a lot of prior knowledge about Trump’s business deals and the property industry in general, so at some points I was a bit stuck (or was that just my hangover?) – however, it’s still a great read. It just made me think this would be hilarious, if this wasn’t the leader of the free world we were talking about here. So there you have it. A good read on a bad man. (See what I did there?)

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Would I recommend it to a friend? If that friend was looking to keep up to date on current affairs.
Marks out of 10: 8
That’s it folks!
What should be the next book on my list? 

Lots of love,
Pippa

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2 thoughts on “Five Minute Review: Trump & Me

  1. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder (Author)

    Snyder is a historian with expertise on 20th century Europe. Several democracy have risen and fallen this century and cycling with fascism and tyranny. He draws a lot of frightening parrallels between what is happening in America today and the rise of dictatorships in history. History provides lessons about what to watch for and what to do to resist and to help one another. If you have concerns about the current American leadership, then it is a must read (short too…about 200 pages).

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    1. Thank you, that sounds so interesting! I’ve been trying to strike a balance between my conflicting desires to stay informed of current affairs and to stay sane. But then I read that people who actively engaged in the news tend to do more about it (ie. advocacy, protest, petitioning) and this has the joint effect of lifting their mood and doing good in the world!

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