Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Fire and Fury

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our timeThe first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous—and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.In this explosive book, Wolff provi...

Details Fire and Fury

TitleFire and Fury
Release DateJan 5th, 2018
PublisherHenry Holt and Co.
GenreNonfiction, Politics, History, Biography, Audiobook

Reviews Fire and Fury

  • Emily May
    Spoiler: Donald Trump is incompetent and misogynistic. Surprise!Well, I couldn’t help myself, could I? This book is causing such a stir that I just had to read it. I can't let that controversial bandwagon just pass me by. Having read it, though, I have to say I'm surprised that it's causing such a stir at all. There's very little here that people don't already know about Trump, Bannon, Kushner and Russia.I guess maybe I can see the value in put...
  • Roxane
    This book was hilarious and terrifying and confirmed pretty much everything most of us have suspected about the incompetence of the Trump administration. If even half of this book is true, well, this presidency is a disaster. The strangest part of this book is Wolf’s unabashed affection for Steve Bannon. Like, dude, get a room. Also this book is sloppy and needs to be edited.
  • Will Byrnes
    MUELLER IS COMING! Da-ta da-da-dah-ta da-da-dah-ta da-da-dah-ta da-da-dah-ta da-da-dah-ta da-da-dah-ta da-da-dah-ta da-daDaaaa da dadada dah da-dudaaaahDaaaa da dadada dah dududaaaah Michael Wolff has given us a drone’s (dragon’s?) eye view of the competing centers vying to be the power behind the throne, with some looking, in the longer term, at carving paths for their own succession to the highest position in the realm. There is a mad king...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: I initially posted the "review" below (based solely on leaked segments) the day before Fire and Fury was officially released, I had no idea my little bit of nothing would get as much attention as it has. I also didn't really plan on reading the book. But then somehow the library decided it should order SIXTY copies of the thing and I went from 90th on the wait list to it being my t...
  • Kevin Kelsey
    This book doesn't challenge your assumptions. If it is to be believed, the day-to-day functioning of Trump’s White House appears to be simultaneously worse than we all imagined, and exactly as we all thought it probably was: Trump’s an idiot, the least self-aware person alive, interested only in his own celebrity and validation, and wholly unqualified to be the President of anything. Everyone around him is 1) Trying to save face. 2) Pushing t...
  • Adam Dalva
    Kinetic, trashy, slapdash, and completely addictive. Wolff's prose is uneven but he is very good at keeping the eye moving across the page, and in this he is perhaps helped by the book's failing: this is very padded out with stuff we already know (the long profiles of Kushner, Bannon, and Conway have no revelations in them.) But the gossip is gold, though the depictions of the characters have an unfortunate tendency toward lazy meanness. I don't ...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    **Knock knock** Uh… hello? Mr. *president? I’m sorry to just walk in to the oval office, but no one was at the desk and the door was wide open. Should that be?Trump: “Yeah, I have trouble finding people willing to work for me, so I just leave the door open and let people wander in. Who are you? I hope you’re not from CNN.”“No sir. My name is Michael Wolff, I’m an author and I want to write a book about you, your administration, and ...
  • Hadrian
    I will have such revenges on you bothThat all the world shall—I will do such things—What they are yet I know not, but they shall beThe terrors of the earth. You think I’ll weep?No, I’ll not weep.-King Lear, Act II, Scene IVLook, forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand.-All The Presidents' Men (1976)In short: this is an internal history of the Trum...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    The day Trump was elected President of the USA the world let out a collective gasp, a gasp of absolute horror as the unbelievable actually happened: an unqualified misogynistic climate change denier became one of the most powerful men in the world. I remember walking into work that evening and the atmosphere was utterly dead. Nobody knew quite what to say as even in England we were dismayed and horror struck: we were numb. A strong degree of unce...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    FIVE STARSWhen I heard that Trump tried to stop the release of this book...well, look out! The only thing I can't stand more than Trump is a flagrantly unconstitutional book ban. I hate to pay retail for books, but I did. I could only get my hands on an audio copy, since apparently the entire city of Portland was sold out the minute the stores opened. You could say I HAD TO READ THIS BOOK just to spite Trump. Thank you, Audible, for fulfilling th...
  • Maureen
    **2.5 Stars**Disturbed! No I'm not talking about Trump - disturbed is how I felt on finishing this book. To use an alleged quote by Sean Spicer " You can't make this shit up"Accusations fly in all directions throughout this book, but as to whether any of these accusations can be substantiated, is another matter, though to be fair to the author, Trump appears to be surrounded by incompetent and politically inexperienced people and I include the ma...
  • mark monday
    Lots of fun, except it's not. Reads like a parody, except it's not. *Dies* Wolff is a lively raconteur, to say the least. "Sardonic" is just the beginning for him. Overall this was an enjoyable read, if reading about how low your country can go could ever be considered enjoyable. But hey I'm not a big fan of the world in general, so I will find my pleasures where I can.I pretty much read this like I read fiction because that's the most enjoyable ...
  • Trevor
    There has been a lot of commentary on this book since it was released, a lot of it about how sloppy the journalism is. Others have said that the book really only mirrors back to us what we already knew about Trump. I have to say that I’m more in the second camp than the first. I raced through this, not because I was expecting any spoilers, most of those were in the papers days before the book was available anyway. I also find it amusing that th...
  • Navessa
    This book is a pretty good answer to that universal "What the fuck just happened???" question we all asked ourselves in the weeks and months after Trump won the election. That's because it recounts a LOT of what we already know, with far less deeper insight than I was hoping for. The other thing that makes me a little wary of this is the way it is written. I'm sorry, but this doesn't really feel like journalism to me. It reads like fiction. Like ...
  • Delee
    Coming out four days early thanks to idiot Trump. Ha.3.5
  • Cecily
    In the last 18 months, I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession. Although the Brexit referendum means UK politics is serious, the first and last thing I do online most days is check Trump’s Twitter feed, and several US news ones. And I look during the day as well. Even though, or perhaps because I’m familiar with George Lakoff’s Taxonomy of Tweets, I can’t help myself: Preemptive framing, diversion, deflection, and trial balloon are explai...
  • Betsy Robinson
    The reason more than 80 percent of New York City dwellers voted against Donald Trump was because we knew him—his history of pathological lying, his grandiose credit-taking for things he had nothing to do with, his cheating almost everybody who worked for him, his serial misogyny and complete lack of scruples. Mayor Mike Bloomberg said it straight at the Democratic National Convention: “I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one.” Fo...
  • Diane S ☔
    2.5 I had to read this, felt compelled too, especially after hearing that the White House was trying to stop publication, and that the publishers recently printed on additional 700,000. What could possibly be in this that they were trying so hard to keep everyone from knowing. Well, the answer is, not much that I didn't know, or at least expect. Many things in this book had already been leaked and written about in various news sources. Though the...
  • Jeff
    This book, hotly anticipated, doesn't offer a new look at the nascent Trump presidency so much as it offers a more narrative guided tour to an historically bizarre global event still in the making. This book feels like it would be best for anyone who has been watching politics with one eye or not much at all, and wants a refresher on why the white house is in the state it's in. For those of us who have been watching politics with both eyes horrif...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestThis book was everywhere. Comedians were talking about it. Politicians were talking about it. Magazines and newspapers were talking about it. Trump was talking about it. Even the Grammys got in on it, with Hillary Clinton making a special cameo, during which she read excerpts from the book. It was supposed to be game-changing. Scandalous. Dishy. Controversial. It was making ~waves~. Hell, I e...
  • Justin Tate
    I’m no Trump fan, but let me offer this bit of optimism: if we have to have a Republican in the White House, he might as well be so dysfunctional that nothing is accomplished. Barring the frighteningly real possibility of accidental nuclear war, I’d much rather an incompetent lunatic than a competent one. Imagine how much evil Mike Pence could accomplish with majorities in the House and Senate. Now that’s true terror. And we’ve seen how c...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff is like being a fly on the wall in the White House. Sure, some of this info was on the news but this is more personal. This gets right in there to the people that work with the Grabber-in-Chief. What they think of him, how they work together, or not. The back stabbing, the leaking and by who about who. What the staff call the main loafer behind his back. What the orange man does with hi...
  • Dem
    An ok read but I feel this is a book that has been hugely hyped by the media and certainly not the explosive read it has been labelled. This book has been described as an explosive and shocking insight into life within the White House since Donald Trump became Presisent of the United States. I wanted to read this book as Ireland has a close and important relationship with America and decisions made in the While House not only affect the United S...
  • Darwin8u
    "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to dayTo the last syllable of recorded time,And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing." - Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, 5Presidential books a...
  • Bill Kerwin
    In her 2004 New Republic profile of Michael Wolff, Michelle Cottle quotes one of his editors as saying: “His great gift is the appearance of intimate access. He is adroit at making the reader think that he has spent hours and days with his subject, when in fact he may have spent no time at all.”This seems exactly right to me. Wolff is in essence a gossip columnist, obsessed with power and money, delighting in bitchy revelations and amateur—...
  • Malia
    This book reads a bit like a gossipy celebrity memoir, except instead of feeling amused when I finished it, I just felt confused and disturbed. While the author is doubtlessly guiltily of some degree of exaggeration, the overall tone and report rings true. Yes there are a number of small though overt mistakes (alternative facts?), and the author's writing does not elevate him to a paragon of eloquence. Nonetheless, I cannot deny it is compulsivel...