The New York Times has reported that on July 28th, Mary Trump, Donald J. Trump’s niece, will release Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, a memoir about the Trump family.
In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the 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 he is today.
Mary Trump spent most of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse.
A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and family interactions, Mary 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.
Mary mostly stays out of the public eye, though this is not her first criticism of her uncle. In 2000, she criticized the way Donald handled his father, and her grandfather’s, will: “My aunt and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,” she said in an interview. “I’m sure they are not.”
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.
The book releases is sure to make a splash this summer, as it releases just four months before the presidential election. We look forward to diving in this July!