Mary L. Trump

Mary L. Trump

Mary L. Trump is a psychologist, author, and political commentator. A niece of former U.S. President Donald J. Trump, her debut book about him and their family, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, sold 1.35 million copies the day of its release. Her second book, The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal, was also a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Trump is the host of The Mary Trump Show, which can be seen on YouTube and heard in podcast form on Apple and other platforms. Her latest book, The Italian Lesson, written with collaborators E. Jean Carroll and Jennifer Taub, is a romance novel being published as a serial on Substack. Trump holds a PhD from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and taught graduate courses in trauma, psychopathology, and developmental psychology. She lives with her daughter in New York.

Facebook: @Mary-L-Trump
Newsletter: The Good in Us
Backstory Serial Novel: The Italian Lesson

FESTIVAL BOOK

The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal

<blockquote>Trump has plenty of acid left to spray on the last presidential administration’s years, but that’s not this book’s primary focus. White privilege and the dismantling of racism is, and that comes as some surprise, in both the history Trump uses to make her points and in the obvious passion in her arguments." <em> –Terri Schlichenmeyer, Washington Informer </em></blockquote>
<strong>America is suffering from PTSD – <em>The Reckoning</em> diagnoses its core causes and helps us begin the healing process.</strong>

For four years, Donald J. Trump inflicted an onslaught of overlapping and interconnected traumas upon the American people, targeting anyone he perceived as being an “other” or an enemy. Women were discounted and derided, the sick were dismissed as weak and unworthy of help, immigrants and minorities were demonized and discriminated against, and money was elevated above all else. In short, he transformed our country into a macro version of his malignantly dysfunctional family.

How can we make sense of the degree to which our institutions and leaders have let us down? How can we negotiate a world in which all sense of safety and justice seems to have been destroyed? How can we – as individuals and as a nation – confront, process, and overcome this loss of trust and the ways we have been forever altered by chaos, division, and cruelty? And when the dust finally settles, how can we begin to heal, in the midst of ongoing health and economic crises and the greatest political divide since the Civil War?

Mary L. Trump is uniquely positioned to answer these difficult questions. She holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology specializing in trauma, has herself been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and happens to be Donald J. Trump’s only niece. In <em>The Reckoning</em>, she applies her unique expertise to the task of helping us confront an all-encompassing trauma, one that has taken an immense toll on our nation’s health and well-being.

A new leader alone cannot fix us. Donald J. Trump is only the latest symptom of a disease that has existed within the body politic since America’s inception – from the original sin of slavery through our unceasing, organized commitment to inequality. Our failure to acknowledge this, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Now, we are confronted with the limits of our own agency on a daily basis. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the unspeakable stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us for a long time, in ways we may not fully understand. An enormous amount of healing must be done to rebuild our lives, our faith in leadership, and our hope for this nation. It starts with <em>The Reckoning</em>.

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Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man

<blockquote>After many, many Trump books, this is an essential one." <em>–Vanity Fair</em></blockquote>
<strong>In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.
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Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who occupied the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Trump brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.

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<strong>BE CURIOUSER</strong>
<ul>
<li><em>The Reckoning</em> by Mary L. Trump review – how to heal America’s trauma – <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/15/the-reckoning-mary-l-trump-review-america-trauma-donald-racism-antisemitism">The Guardian</a></li>
<li><em>The Reckoning</em> Review – <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mary-l-trump/reckoning-trump/">Kirkus Reviews</a></li>
<li>Mary Trump and E. Jean Carroll Are Collaborating on a Romance Novel. No Politics Allowed. – <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/01/books/e-jean-carroll-mary-trump-romance-novel.html">The New York Times</a></li>
<li>Check out Mary L. Trump’s podcast – <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIMaYVqnSs692EEOUueK9-r812AJxxBGZ">The Mary Trump Show</a></li>
<li><em>Too Much and Never Enough</em> review: A scathing takedown of Uncle Donald – <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/21/too-much-and-never-enough-by-mary-l-trump-review-donald-trump-niece">The Guardian</a></li>
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