Unhinged

Unhinged

An Insider's Account of the Trump White House

Book - 2018 | First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
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The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides an eye-opening look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration.

Few have been a member of Donald Trump's inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned fifteen years--through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

A stunning tell-all and takedown from a strong, intelligent woman who took every name and number, Unhinged is a must-read for any concerned citizen.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781982109707
198210970X
Branch Call Number: 973.933092
Characteristics: xxxi, 334 pages ; 24 cm

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janerf
Jun 03, 2019

Piece of garbage. I couldn't stand to finish it.
I’d like to believe all the dirt she dishes on TRump, but she is unhinged herself, and is a hugely hugely bigly bad judge of character.
She chases wealth and attention - and calls it 'loyalty.' First a Dem, then a Rep, then a Dem again - has she zero values? A Baptist minister who sleeps with like whoever and is married how many times? That's a traumatic life and maybe doesn't reflect values - but someone who should be in the pulpit...? I'm not at all sure about that.

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Collielover
May 03, 2019

If you are interested in Omarosa as a person, this book will be of interest. However, if you are trying to learn more about the mess of the White House, there are better books.

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ShaunC1978
Apr 14, 2019

An interesting read. Omarosa documents her upbringing, her first interactions with Donald Trump and her rise to stardom via the Apprentice. She explains why she thinks she was fired, an alleged tape of Trump using the n-word which she was getting close to obtaining. Some parts of the book come across as sour grapes and a bit of backstabbing of other members of the administration (e.g. Kellyanne Conway, John Kelly) she details the things she tried to accomplished in her role. She explains she had a blind spot regarding Trump and his behaviour, she admits she was wrong about him and she explains some of the crazy things Trump said and did while she was in the Trump administration. A good book to read along with other books like "Fear" and "Fire and Fury" to get a different perspective of the Trump administration and its mercurial leader.

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bdehler
Apr 03, 2019

Basically a daily diary of her time as a staff member to TRUMP... nothing but a quick way to earn millions from her association with TRUMP.. She needs to get a real job some day..She did nothing working in the White House except use it to prepare for her wedding...what a jerk... anyway..great book for Trump haters to waste their money on..LOL

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jmthornberry
Feb 22, 2019

Behold the worst president in the history of our country. It's no mystery why he casts such a profound spell over the poorly-educated, the barely employed, the financially desperate, and congenitally gullible.

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panebr900
Jan 04, 2019

Excellent account of the Trump White House. Whether you are a fan of Omarosa or not, her re-telling of her time serving the current president is captivating, genuine and in my opinion well documented. Recommended.

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lilypad_1
Nov 06, 2018

More interesting than I thought it would be, answered some of my questions as to how anyone with a brain could possibly be taken in by Trump. His followers are cultish and his narcissism allows him to say anything and do anything to increase his power and wealth. I admire her for furthering her career and trying to help some groups that he has made promises to and totally overlooked. Interesting to see how long it took to finally open her eyes and she admitted to her faults in overlooking his.

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redtayres
Oct 30, 2018

Like all of the books coming out on the Trump administration, I read this one looking for the things I don't know, what I haven't heard. Here, it was the author's impression of various people in the administration which were insightful and revelatory. By the time she gets to the section on "The White House", that's about all there is as the book takes one through every egregious thing that happens, all of which you are already aware of, and without offering further, deeper insight. I read this while waiting for the Woodward book which no doubt covers more of the same territory but from an author who is far more widely respected (which wouldn't be hard).

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writermala
Oct 27, 2018

Based on the writing style I would have rated this book higher but it was the content that disappointed me. Omarosa confesses that she used Donald Trump to rise in her career and life and that she is grateful to him. However, right from the beginning she puts him down. Everything she says may be true but if she saw all this she ought to have left his inner circle. Not doing so shows a lack of integrity and writing the book soon after being let go from the position shows that she used Trump as long as she could and had no compunction about coming out with a negative book when she no longer had anything to do with him.I would have to say good on form but bad in content.

In this nasty, poorly written book, egotistical racist Omarosa blames the way she was treated by her White House coworkers not on her own self-centered, "need to control" personality but always on other people. She paints herself as the "innocent," when in reality, she is the pain in the behind. According to Omarosa, a job was created for her at the White House to do black outreach. If taxpayers were footing the bill for a program for white outreach, she and her kind of people would be screaming racism. It's time "We the People" moved on from racism and take responsibility for why people really fail.

It is humorous that Omarosa writes in her book that she went to seminary and was ordained a pastor yet clearly demonstrates that she doesn't understand that the "Spiritual Journey" (which a knowledgeable pastor would understand) is a journey where one must "die to self" and "kill the ego."

Do us a favor, Omarosa, and don't write any more racist books with you starring as the victim and a self-righteous hypocrite! Your 15 minutes of fame is over!

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jimg2000
Sep 05, 2018

Added this quote today in light of Woodward's new book "Fear" and today's NYT's op-ed titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration. I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. -- Sept. 5, 2018."

Near the end of Omarosa's "Unhinged":

Rest assured that there is an army of people who oppose him and his policies. They are working silently and tirelessly to make sure he does not cause harm to the republic. Many in this silent army are in his party, his administration, and even in his own family.

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jimg2000
Sep 05, 2018

Added this quote today in light of Woodward's new book "Fear" and today's NYT's op-ed titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration. I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. -- Sept. 5, 2018."

Near the end of Omarosa's "Unhinged":

Rest assured that there is an army of people who oppose him and his policies. They are working silently and tirelessly to make sure he does not cause harm to the republic. Many in this silent army are in his party, his administration, and even in his own family.

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2018

32 quotes in goodreads this morning and they are good ones. Here are a few not posted yet:

In early 2018, I, too, received a call from the FBI. We’ll see how that goes. But for me, fifteen years later—through The Apprentice, the campaign, and the White House—I can finally exhale. I’ve escaped from the cult of Trumpworld. I’m free.
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When I started to have grave concerns for his mental health, I connected the dots to his physical health and poor choices, specifically, his soda habit. I researched it, and found a brand-new study by a team of neurologists from Boston University that linked Diet Coke consumption with dementia and increased risk of stroke.
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Dementia. Not being able to remember anything, confusion, loss of vocabulary and ability to process information. Stroke. Those awkward shaking hands, struggling to bring a bottle of water to his mouth . . .

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2018

Donald asked Gene, “What do you think of Ivanka? How’s she doing?” What followed was a vile exchange, right in front of Ivanka, with Gene Simmons talking about her in a room full of people. While leering openly at her breasts, he said, “She’s a very, very sexy, desirable young woman who I’m looking forward to getting to know much better if you know what I mean, with all due respect.” Her father egged him on. Ivanka groaned dismissively and tried to get them to change subjects. I have to assume she’d been dealing with this her whole life and was used to it. Everyone else in the room was shocked, not by Gene’s language (we knew he was a disgusting pig), but by Donald’s obvious delight in hearing it. He had complete control of the boardroom. He could have shut it down at any point. But he didn’t.

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jimg2000
Aug 31, 2018

32 quotes in goodreads this morning and they are good ones. Here are a few not posted yet:

In early 2018, I, too, received a call from the FBI. We’ll see how that goes. But for me, fifteen years later—through The Apprentice, the campaign, and the White House—I can finally exhale. I’ve escaped from the cult of Trumpworld. I’m free.
===
When I started to have grave concerns for his mental health, I connected the dots to his physical health and poor choices, specifically, his soda habit. I researched it, and found a brand-new study by a team of neurologists from Boston University that linked Diet Coke consumption with dementia and increased risk of stroke.
===
Dementia. Not being able to remember anything, confusion, loss of vocabulary and ability to process information. Stroke. Those awkward shaking hands, struggling to bring a bottle of water to his mouth . . .

j
jimg2000
Aug 31, 2018

Donald asked Gene, “What do you think of Ivanka? How’s she doing?” What followed was a vile exchange, right in front of Ivanka, with Gene Simmons talking about her in a room full of people. While leering openly at her breasts, he said, “She’s a very, very sexy, desirable young woman who I’m looking forward to getting to know much better if you know what I mean, with all due respect.” Her father egged him on. Ivanka groaned dismissively and tried to get them to change subjects. I have to assume she’d been dealing with this her whole life and was used to it. Everyone else in the room was shocked, not by Gene’s language (we knew he was a disgusting pig), but by Donald’s obvious delight in hearing it. He had complete control of the boardroom. He could have shut it down at any point. But he didn’t.

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