Born Trump: Inside America's First Family
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        Emily Jane Fox is a senior reporter at Vanity Fair. A former White House intern, she is also a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Pennsylvania.

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As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. She's developed a personal relationship with Ivanka and has cultivated sources close to Eric, Donald Jr., and Tiffany. She has scoured their Instagram accounts, combed through all their public speeches, spoken to their childhood friends, college acquaintances, business associates, close advisors, and campaign operatives. She's become the foremost expert on the Trump kids and, now, in this exclusive account, Fox chronicles the experiences of the Trump children, individuals who possess more control than any other First Children in the history of the presidency.

Wonderfully gossipy, Born Trump examines what shaped the Trump children into who they are—a shared familial history that will inevitably form American history in the coming years. Born Trump explores what it was like to grow up Trump and what this reveals...

Born Trump

Who is Donald J. Trump? To truly understand America's forty-fifth president, argues Vanity Fair journalist Emily Jane Fox, you must know his children, whose own stories provide the key to unlocking what makes him tick. Born Trump is Fox's dishy, deeply reported, and richly detailed look at Trump's five children (and equally powerful son-in-law, Jared Kushner), exploring their lives, their roles in the campaign and administration, and their dramatic and often fraught relationships with their father and with one another.

Reexamining the tabloid-soaked events that shaped their lives in startling new detail, Born Trump is full of surprising insights, previously untold stories, and delicious tidbits about their childhoods (ridiculously privileged and painful, in equal measure) and the extraordinary power they now wield. As a version of this new kind of American royalty they wish to be, they are ensconced not in palaces but in Trump Tower and the White House.

Even before Trump's oldest child, Don Jr., was born, Donald told friends that he wanted at least five kids—to make sure there was a greater probability one would turn out just like him. His vision didn't pan out exactly as he'd imagined, but Trump's children each inherited some of his essential traits—as one source says, "collectively, they make the whole."

Ivanka is a media-savvy, hyperskilled messenger with her father's self-promotional ease but without the brash.

Don Jr. has the most contentious relationship with his father yet seems prone to endlessly repeat his mistakes.

Eric embraced the family's real estate business but has, in surprising ways, charted a more independent course than his siblings.

While Tiffany grew up mostly separate from her father, she inherited Trump's perspective as an outsider—his unique combination of assurance and insecurity.

And there is Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, whose own family drama and personal ambition is a crucial thread in this saga.

Come for the vision of Trump as a father—a portrait of the president at his kindest and cruelest. Stay for the revelatory gossip, including the truth about the firings of Christie and Manafort, the inside scoop on Donald's three marriages, why Ivanka and Jared are "bashert," and how this family of real estate tycoons have become the most powerful people in the world.

Born Trump Inside Americas First Family
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      • content: "High-level gossip of a kind, but a well-sourced, train wreck–fascinating look at the makings of Clan Trump."
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        "Don't. Trust. Anyone. Ever."--X-ray meets psychoanalysis and balance sheet in this sharp-edged look at the workings of America's most dysfunctional gang.When your father is angry, absent, and egomaniacal, it stands to reason that you might turn out a little different from other people--and especially if you throw a lot of money into the equation. So it is, writes Vanity Fair senior reporter and former White House intern Fox, that the Trump family, formed of wives and ex-wives and mistresses and their various offspring, has emerged, with the patriarch's peculiar brand of tutelary wisdom: Don't ever trust anyone, even if that anyone is a member of your own family. In one small but telling passage, Trump asks a confidant what to do with two sons of such divergent abilities as Don Jr. and Eric; when told that he should give the smarter all the challenges he could come up with and the less smart all the challenges he could handle, the answer came back that it was a nice idea, less nice in practice, "because they figure out that's what you're doing." By Fox's account, the most real-worldly of the sons is Don Jr., who carved his own course for at least a time, even if he morphed into "a yapping attack puppy, trailing wherever he went the senior attack dog with the much bigger bark." Canine metaphors aside, Melania comes in for the tiniest amount of sympathy, and perhaps Ivanka too, though a juicy bit of dish comes with the author's account of the zeitgeist-innocent first daughter's ill-conceived and certainly ill-delivered homily to working women, a failure that, one publishing executive says, "was a bloodbath."High-level gossip of a kind, but a well-sourced, train wreck-fascinating look at the makings of Clan Trump, "so uniquely suited for the second decade of the twenty-first century and its fame-obsessed, money-hungry, voracious twenty-four-hour cycle of a culture."

        COPYRIGHT(2018) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (Online Review)

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        July 16, 2018
        In this brisk, highly entertaining volume, Fox, a senior reporter for Vanity Fair and an MSNBC contributor, sets out to deliver a “dish-y” yet “well-reported” portrait of the Trump family drawn from decades of tabloid headlines and hundreds of interviews with friends, classmates, colleagues, and business associates. The book begins with a recap of the chaotic Trump presidential campaign and transition efforts. The most engaging chapters explore the privileged, emotionally complicated lives of the Trump children, who were deeply affected by their attention-craving, “narcissist” father and his very public dalliances and divorces. Ivanka, who grew up in the brightest media glare, “made a point of setting herself apart” from peers such as Paris Hilton, Fox writes, and seems to have inherited a “preternatural ability to self-promote.” Her husband, Jared Kushner, is calm and driven, though “not exactly an intellectual,” and idolizes Rupert Murdoch. Don Jr. has a colorful history of drinking and fighting. Brief chapters devoted to Eric and Tiffany (Trump’s daughter with ex-wife Marla Maples), who are less in the public eye, feel tacked on, and—except for mentions of “Camelot” and Kushner’s prized pictures of JFK—there is little insight into the Trump family’s political moorings. Then again, as Fox observes, “this is a first family with no equivalent.” This group biography is well-written, occasionally mean-spirited, and rich in gossipy detail.

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