The Art of Her Deal

The Art of Her Deal

The Untold Story of Melania Trump

Book - 2020
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Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump draws an unprecedented portrait of the first lady. While her public image is of an aloof woman floating above the political gamesmanship of Washington, behind the scenes Melania Trump is not only part of President Trump's inner circle, but for some key decisions she has been his single most influential adviser. Throughout her public life, Melania Trump has purposefully worked to remain mysterious. With the help of key people speaking publicly for the first time and never-before-seen documents and tapes, The Art of Her Deal looks beyond the surface image to find a determined immigrant and the life she had before she met Donald Trump. Mary Jordan traces Melania's journey from Slovenia, where her family stood out for their nonconformity, to her days as a fledgling model known for steering clear of the industry's hard-partying scene, to a tiny living space in Manhattan she shared platonically with a male photographer, to the long, complicated dating dance that finally resulted in her marriage to Trump. Jordan documents Melania's key role in Trump's political life before and at the White House, and shows why he trusts her instincts above all. The picture of Melania Trump that emerges in The Art of Her Deal is one of a woman who is savvy, steely, ambitious, deliberate, and who plays the long game. And while it is her husband who became famous for the phrase "the art of the deal," it is she who has consistently used her leverage to get exactly what she wants. This is the story of the art of her deal.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781982113407
1982113405
Characteristics: vii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm.

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InnaBB
Nov 01, 2020

Compilation of mostly known facts. No easy to follow flow through the book. Not impressed.

debwalker Oct 21, 2020

End in sight, Melania!

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Liwys
Oct 08, 2020

A very careful, I think whitewashed, assessment of Melania Trump. I happened to read the chapter about how much she cares about kids the same day the tapes came out with her expletive-peppered comments about the caged children at the border. The tone of the book was pretty obsequious, to my ear.

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newdog
Oct 07, 2020

WOW! Melania has incorrectly been portrayed as a victim when in fact, if the information in this book is correct, although she portrays herself in a more outwardly pleasant manner, she chose Trump with her eyes wide open, studying him thoroughly to understand how to be exactly what he'd want, and now is nearly as bad as the Monster in the White House.

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StoicBookaholic
Sep 06, 2020

If you expect juicy, gossipy stuff here, you will be disappointed. But, if you want to know just a little bit more about woman who made herself best deal ever (or not, time will tell), then this book is for you. Easy, unpretentious, neutral representation of Melania from somebody who might or might not know her better than rest of us. But, many will learn where Slovenia is, (not Siberia), where and what Yugoslavia was, how communist regime was so harsh that her family had independent business and such, etc. The rest can be found in Hello magazines.

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Ginamarguerite
Aug 24, 2020

To respond to the question about why it is not available for Kindle....that's how I borrowed it from the library and just returned it since I'm done.

Interesting read. There's no definitive definitions of Melania. Her growing up in a communist country was in the back of my mind -- bringing to mind the stories that her husband may be a Russian asset. Is she his controller and that's why she doesn't care about his infidelities? About the horrible stories about him? Or is she really just all about her. She comes across so very Stepford in appearance and manner. People come into her life and when they no longer serve a purpose she moves on as if they never existed.

Jordan tried to do her research and like any reporter she is a good writer.

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writermala
Aug 23, 2020

Okay I confess I was ridiculed for reading this book. So, do I regret it? No! On the contrary I was prejudiced about Melania Trump and the book made me change my opinion. She is not about looks alone. I would go so far as to say that her looks are not her primary asset. She may not be a Michelle Obama but she does know how to handle Donald Trump and makes him a better President. For this at least the country should be grateful to her.

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cbriggs
Jul 27, 2020

She is the first pure immigrant First Lady of the. USA. A lovely person.

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mazurat
Jul 07, 2020

Put on hold

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marienau
Jun 19, 2020

why isn't this available for Kindle?

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