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The amount of coverage in published written works about Trump over time is due to his fame prior to his 2016 presidential campaign. Biographer Michael D'Antonio observed in Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success (2015) that Trump "has been a topic of conversation in America for almost 40 years. No one in the world of business – not Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett – has been as famous as Trump for as long." Almost one year after his inauguration as president, The Guardian noted that more than 4,500 English-language books about Trump had been published since he took office, compared to just over 800 works about predecessor Barack Obama during his first year in office. Due to the sheer volume of books about Trump, the titles listed below are limited to non-fiction books about Trump or his presidency, published by notable authors and scholars. Tertiary sources (including textbooks and juvenile literature), satire, and self-published books are excluded.
If you scan the list, you'll notice that the vast majority are NOT complimentary.
I've had "A Very Stable Genius" on hold at the local library since early March. Now that the local library has re-opened, I was able to pick up my reserved copy a couple of days ago.
Being "re-opened" does not mean that I can actually go inside the library. I had to send a text to the number posted on the door, verify that I was outside, send them my name and card number, and wait for them to bring my book outside. "Browsing the shelves" is definitely not possible for now.
The book listed above was written by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning, both of whom have won Pulitzer Prizes for writing about Trump. You don't have to get very far into the book to realize that Trump is completely bonkers.
I read 5 books about Trump in 2019, 4 in 2018, and 2 in 2017. "A Very Stable Genius" is the second book I've read about Trump this year.
The common theme for all of them is precisely that "completely bonkers" description.