Monday, June 17, 2024

Pulse: The Top 4 Books on Amazon are About Trump and Racism, starting with Bolton and Trump’s Niece


The Amazon Books best seller list usually tells the story of where we are in America right.

If you can read, this is the best way take to the public’s pulse. And right now, the top 4 books paint this picture accurately.

They are in, order:

John Bolton’s “In the Room Where it Happened,” which arrives tomorrow with huge pre-sales and fanfare. Bolton is doing a victory lap on ABC News this week, starting last night with Martha Raddatz’s prime time special. The New York Times panned it, but everyone wants it.

Number 2 is Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” Jimmy Fallon had DiAngelo had on last week, which was pretty interesting in itself but also because he’s apologizing for a long ago blackface skit.

Number 3: “How to be Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi, a manual for all of us, highly praised.

Number 4: Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, daughter of his dead brother Fred Jr., is possibly violating NDA’s she signed with our waning leader. “”Too Much and Not Enough” — if it gets published– will finally reveal the family’s dirty secrets. Not published until July 28th but already number 4.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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