Unbelievable by Katy Tur

Unbelievable

Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television ...


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TitleUnbelievable
ISBN9780062694850
Author
Release DateSep 12th, 2017
PublisherHarperAudio
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Politics, Autobiography, Memoir, History, Biography
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Reviews Unbelievable

  • Will Byrnes
    1970-01-01
    Prologue: Trump Victory Party New York Hilton Midtown 10:59 P.M. Election Day I’m about to throw up. I so wish she had said “I think I’m gonna barf,” but we can’t have everything. NBC reporter Katherine Bear “Katy” Tur was not alone in feeling that way. In fact, a wave of nausea has been crisscrossing the nation ever since that day that will live in infamy, trapped in a seemingly endless back and forth sloshing. Tur had more reason ...
  • Chelsea
    1970-01-01
    In an election where our electorate was not just divided between political parties, but between fact and fiction, journalists like Katy Tur fought against a candidate who ran against the media reporting the campaign as they saw it. Pulling back the curtain of MSNBC's Road Warriors to show the real people in front of (and behind, hi Anthony Terrell!) the cameras, in front of the candidates and their supporters. An insightful look at the culture th...
  • Jessica
    1970-01-01
    Unbelievable offers an insightful first draft of historyI'll preface this by saying that I honestly don't watch TV news on the reg, and so I didn't pick this up because I'm a huge Katy Tur fan - I had to Google her to see what she looks like. But her reputation for sticking with Trump and offering useful commentary night after night convinced me to give her book a whirl. I'm glad I did. Tur writes directly and, as far as I can tell, honestly abou...
  • Betsy Nelson
    1970-01-01
    A good reminder of why to resistKaty's start to finish recalling of the two year American travesty that was the Trump presidential campaign highlights (I literally highlighted as I read) two contemporaneous realities: the frightening power of mob mentalities to bring out the worst in otherwise decent individuals to our nation's peril and the absolutely essential role of a free press to bear witness to the actual facts traditionally considered to ...
  • Chris Keck
    1970-01-01
    It's a good book, not just for the content, but for the entertainment value. As someone who has worked as a campaign staffer I was surprised to hear how similar the experience is for a journalist embedded with a campaign. She give the most accurate description of how exhausting, unhealthy, and non stop campaigns are. I appreciate that a great deal. The behind the scenes aspect of the book was nice and I like that she was deliberate about sharing ...
  • Mehrsa
    1970-01-01
    It was like reading your girlfriends diary about the election so it's fine if that's what you're into, but there's a lot more in there about Katie than there is about Trump. I think In this genre, Matt Taibbi's insane clown car president is better
  • Dina
    1970-01-01
    Absurd, crazy and unbelievable. A very interesting read.“I’ve learned that Trump has his own version of reality, which is a polite way of saying he can’t always be trusted.”“Some politicians have a gift for language. Trump is not one of those politicians. His sentences call to mind an aerial shot of a burning, derailed freight train. The syntax is mangled. The grammar is gone.”“He is the Pavlov’s dog of politics: insult him and he...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    I've been looking forward to reading Katy Tur's memoir about being embedded in the Trump presidential campaign since I first heard she had written a book, and I managed to be number 1 on my library's hold list. I am pleased to say that I was not one bit disappointed in Tur's chronicle of Trump's unorthodox but ultimately successful 2016 presidential campaign. Like so many other political junkies, I was so sure that Trump would be defeated last ye...
  • Gary Anderson
    1970-01-01
    No one brings the crazy quite like Donald J. Trump. Now imagine being assigned the unenviable task of objectively explaining his elliptical frothings to the vast NBC/MSNBC audience. For more than five hundred days, that was journalist Katy Tur’s job.Tur’s new book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History sheds light on the difficulties involved in reporting from a campaign so light on policy and heavy on pe...
  • Steven Kaminski
    1970-01-01
    This was a RIVETING read. I'm pretty fast as a reader but even I finished this one in about 5 hours flat. It's that good. For 500 days and almost 4,000 live reports Katy Tur at first was probably the only full time reporter sent to cover Trump from when he started his campaign. And because of that combined with how Trump incorporated the media INTO his campaign she was at often times thrust into the center of the spotlight...to the point that aft...
  • Scott
    1970-01-01
    The first book I've picked up about the 'unbelievable' presidential campaign of 2016 and the ascendance of Donald Trump.Katy Tur was an unknown embedded reporter for NBC/MSNBC assigned to Trump after he announced his candidacy. She followed the campaign for a year and a half, and her book details the mind-numbing schedule of travel, bad food, campaign events and live-television shots. The book is humorous in part, terrifying in others. Tur descri...
  • Elliot Ratzman
    1970-01-01
    Katy Tur was a philosophy major in college, but you don’t find out about this in the book. About her love life, drinking habits, food at campaign rallies, and the strange story of her reporter parents…we get this. While it’s a charming book centered around the travails of this spunky, ace reporter, this wasn’t the behind the scenes bombshell I was expecting. I learned very little about the inside workings of the Trump campaign or off-the-...
  • Jks
    1970-01-01
    This is such a crazy ride! Everything we experienced in that horrible election is nothing compared to a front row seat. Bless our reporters hearts. We are so lucky that we have citizens willing to risk their safety to report the truth.
  • Kimberly
    1970-01-01
    Katy Tur's Unbelievable is an inside look at the 2016 campaign. Fairly good, though her voice takes getting used to. You can skip the chapter about how her parents met and her girlhood. The book isn't lesser for missing it.
  • Michael O'Brien
    1970-01-01
    A big week for new releases. I'm a fan of Katy's spunk and reporting and she gives a first-hand perspective of the 2016 race. A great read for political junkies.
  • Mike
    1970-01-01
    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word Unbelievable as: too improbable for belief; of such a superlative degree as to be hard to believe. TV and print journalism has been monikered as the Main Stream Media, The Press and The Fourth Estate and....."Fake News."It's also been described as, "..the enemy of the American people..."Therein lies the paradox? If the media is fake news therefore it would be a fake enemy? How can it be an enemy if ...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    I’m never going on vacation. I’m never seeing my friends. I’m never getting my bed back. My brutal, crazy, exasperating year with Trump is going to end—by not ending at all. Trump will be president. The most powerful person in the world. And I will be locked in a press pen for the rest of my life. Does anyone really believe he’ll respect term limits? I have a vision of myself at sixty, Trump at a hundred, in some midwestern convention h...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    I know I have wondered - what would it have been like to really see Trump on the campaign trail? Was it really as crazy and unhinged as the news portrayed? And while it certainly seems that the answer is a resounding "YES" now that we have lived with him as President for the last 2,516 years (or so it feels), Katy Tur's new book takes us along for the ride.Tur explains how she ended up covering Trump, and what it was like to follow him, day in an...
  • Priscilla
    1970-01-01
    This is a thoroughly enjoyable read about the life of a reporter assigned to follow a presidential candidate, then nominee. Mostly it is a firsthand look at stories that we already know about. However, the one thing that Tur relates that wasn't always visible to those of us just listening to campaign news or watching it on television or on social media was the viciousness of some of Trump's supporters. We heard about it, even saw Facebook and Twi...
  • Echo
    1970-01-01
    Unbelievably, I watched on television much of what Katy described about Trump. I wondered how she could put up with the abuse and appear so casual, so focused, so in control. What kind of background produces a woman with the strength and will to stick with this. I loved the personal parts about Katy's family and her life on the road. She is an amazing reporter and a human being I'd like to know. She's real. Nothing fake here. I bought the kindle ...
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    It's hard to break away from what is on the TV news all the time for a relaxing read that has to do with Trump. In Unbelievable, Katy Tur writes about how she stumbled upon covering candidate Trump thinking it would be a short assignement. Five hundred and ten days later she was still there. Tur is a favorite of mine on MSNBC and I couldn't pass up reading her book. It made me laugh out loud more than I would have thought. She somehow got through...
  • Donna Wolfram
    1970-01-01
    This is one of those books that you begin to read and can't put down. Katy Tur has done an excellent job recreating the angst that I felt during the 2016 election while also giving me a peek into modern journalism's 'backroom'. This book is not about Trump, it's about her - or should I say, it's about Tur. (sorry). I remember watching Katy Tur almost nightly, and thinking she was one of the few people who really seemed to know what was happening...
  • Raffe
    1970-01-01
    An insider’s look at an insane campaign The 2016 election was the living embodiment of a Picasso painting. It was, from the outside, a roller-coaster of ethno-nationalism and bigotry fueled by a man who wanted to build his own media empire. Katy Tur’s book shows that what happened on TV was just as crazy as what happened in real life. Tur speaks about the critical function that the press plays in posterity, and with this book she has not only...
  • Budd Margolis
    1970-01-01
    If you are interested in the daily grind of a dedicated and top-notch and campaign trail reporter and either are a journalist, or intent to become one, then this is a five ***** rated book. For insight on Trump then this is a reasonable look at the 45th President of the USA so 4 stars ****. Unbelievable as this past election was, this is a well-written and compelling, hard to put down, book. I am certain no one book will explain exactly what went...
  • Bob
    1970-01-01
    I was not expecting a lot from this book, which seemed to be written too soon to the 2016 election, but it turned out to be a fascinating look at the almost circus-like 2016 Trump campaign.Tur is able to keep a good narrative of the travails of covering a crazy campaign without getting bogged down into the minutiae of television news. She doesn't try to explain just how Trump was able to pull out his win last year, but she does portray his suppor...
  • Trish
    1970-01-01
    Ha! I had forgotten so much of the ugly vitriol that was precipitated by the then candidate. This book reminded me how ugly, divisive and bullying Trump was on the campaign trail. Katy Tur took so much of this on the chin. It was a reminder how many times the evil press actually took the high road during this entire debacle. ....and debacle it was.... and how I am still perplexed by those that think this is ok.... and I applaud Katy Tur for keepi...
  • Mike
    1970-01-01
    So it wasn't just a bad dream. It was, indeed, as weird as I remember- even weirder, from a journalist's perspective. Katy Tur captures a truly unique episode on American history in this brisk, witty, and wise memoir. Her incredulity, mirroring that of her audience and most of the American electorate and political class, is balanced by her determination to make sense of the unfathomable, and convey to the public the seriousness of the spectacle b...
  • Anne OK
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoy Katy Tur's reporting each day. She's straightforward tell-it-like-it-is in her reports and doesn't seem to let anyone fluster her. I admit that I liked her from the first time I saw her doing her daily doses of Trumpster-isms. She was quick witted and well-informed and never stumbled with her words. In her debut book, her writing is clear, to the point and full of "crazies" from the 2016 campaign trail where she covered the crazies...
  • George Briggs
    1970-01-01
    You can't make this up!How does an unqualified, obnoxious, clueless reality TV personality become the most powerful man on the earth? NBC journalist Katy Tur pens a riveting, non-stop,500+ days of reporting on a candidate who broke all the rules. She had upfront and personal experiences which try to explain the mood of angry voters who were willing to overlook the many fake news accounts, conspiracy theories, and outright lies that muddled the 20...