A Very Stable Genius (Phillip Rucker) 8. I look forward to reading the continuing saga -- but not to living through it. A delightful little tale of a more innocent time when we still had some hope. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Our nation will be tested. 2. It rarely pulls the lens back for a wider view, for a look at his impact around America and how he's changing the country with his laws, his deregulations, his nationalism and his apparent goal of returning to the America of the 1950s. “But he has moved the bar. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America, For me, the past three years or so, during Donald Trump’s so-called leadership, have been hellish, but also hellishly blurry. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He’s used it often in tweets and speeches since and doesn’t seem to recognize the illogical claim a person shouldn’t make about himself. There will be another nationalist, racist, divisive liar-president, no doubt, before long, even if Trump's idiocy catches up with him and he is voted out in 2020. According to Goodreads, ... "A Very Stable Genius" is the well-documented resume of Donald Trump's first two and half years in office. Most Americans are more worried about who is going to win on America’s Got Talent and what the traffic is going to be like on I-95. I hadn't intended to read this book. They are not bloggers or amateurs. I like that it does cover some of the incidents that did not receive alot of news coverage at the time. We’d love your help. A VERY STABLE GENIUS: DONALD J. TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA is a very difficult book to review with any objectivity. . The authors' point out the book's one flaw in the beginning: the cascading events never seems to end, which gives the book a "one damned thing after another" feel. They are not bloggers or amateurs. And this was before the Ukraine thingamagig. MLA Citation (style guide) Rucker, Philip, and Carol Leonnig. Refresh and try again. I enjoyed his reflections on the few comics that he described. New York: Penguin Press, 2020. Buy A Very Stable Genius by Luckovich, Mike (ISBN: 9781770414785) from Amazon's Book Store. For me, the past three years or so, during Donald Trump’s so-called leadership, have been hellish, but also hellishly blurry. Brah. “A Very Stable Genius” is superbly reported and written with clarity, but it is not an easy read. is this any different than "A Warning" by anonymous? Believe it or not, it's June. Nothing much new here, an account of the first few years of the Trump presidency. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America by Phillip Rucker ( @PhilipRucker ) and Carol Leonnig ( @CarolLeonnig ) The instant #1 bestseller. This book chronicles Donald Trump's pathway to the Presidency, from the moment he rode down the escalator to announce his candidacy to the revelation of the phone call he made to the president of the Ukraine. The next president with Trump's pathology will probably be smarter and therefore, more dangerous still. MLA Citation (style guide) Rucker, Philip,, and Carol Leonnig. Now, I'm going to read it again. “The disdain he shows for our country’s foundation and its principles. by ECW Press. Every word packs a punch, and the book reads like a political thriller. This past week, they rolled back EPA guidelines on dumping sewage into rivers, and the week before that they took a whack at Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative. About A Very Stable Genius. During his Inaugural Address, President Trump stated, “The oath of office I take today is … by Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig (Penguin) ... Goodreads reviews for A Very Stable Genius. Someday someone will write a book that acknowledges the remarkable accomplishments of the Trump presidency and give him the credit that he is due. The authors chronicle the Trump administration. They aren’t watching this closely. It is necessary to point this out as this team has been reporting news and on newsmakers at a high level for some time. Very stable genius Rise and whine. We're halfway through the year that time forgot! Even recalling these events when they were first reported, hearing them recounted again one right after the other boggles the mind that one individual could treat the highest office in the world so cavalierly. Their work is a devastating portrait of a man totally out of his depth in his current job and even worse, abusive to others because of his ignorance. Goodreads. According to the aide, it was the president declaring, “It’s not okay to disagree with me. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Rucker, Philip and Carol, Leonnig, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America. See all 5 questions about A Very Stable Genius…, Books About, By or Involving Donald Trump, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, The Top 40 Hit Books of the Year (So Far). But, in a sense, it is a Cliffs Notes sort of thing. September 4th 2018 Some might apply that to Trump as well since he has an almost legendary inability to absorb information. To help you stock that Want to Read shelf, we asked... To see what your friends thought of this book. Start by marking “A Very Stable Genius” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Reload Cover Reload Enrichment. A Very Stable Genius offers a harrowing companion narrative to be read during intermission ― NPR An arresting narrative of how Trump has come to operate with far fewer constraints and much greater conviction about the soundness of his own instincts ― New Yorker Compulsively readable ― TLS Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Rucker, Philip and Carol, Leonnig, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America. Emotions predominate and defensive walls go up automatically. If you are a liberal like me, you will fall off your chair laughing and then shake your head because you know it's all true. Funny stuff yet scary and mostly non-fiction. He has given the world a crash course, detailed in A Very Stable Genius, in how to achieve near autocracy in the Amer. I started this in January and just finished it today. The reality, of course, is that it reads just as daily life unfolds in this era -- there is hardly time to understand one crisis before the next occurs. Start by marking “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America” as Want to Read: Error rating book. USA Today's Best-Selling Books List. Yet another behind the scenes (if there's such thing as a scene) peek into the Trumpian Whitehouse, written to be the historical account the first two-ish years of DJT's clown car of cast members. This both made me laugh... and made me depressed. This collection is priceless and so is living in the artist's home base, where we get to see his work regularly. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Even the meager list of sources at the end is heavy on Washington Post diatribes. Staff View. Every nation is. Ahem...I mean, 2020. Philip James Madelen Rucker is an American reporter and the White House Bureau Chief at, “He’s ruined that magic,” this aide said of Trump. I've read a few books on this era over the past three years, this may be the best one. Great read. They’re part of a political reporting team at the Post that has won a Pulitzer Prize and Leonnig has won two Pulitzer prizes on her own. Buy Yourself the F-Cking Lilies (Tara Schuster) 30. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Witty and precise, his comic style pokes fun at P45 and the motley cast of characters who have darkened the doors in the White House over the last few years. A Very Stable Genius cuts through all of that haze with the ruthless of a knife, leaving us in no doubt as to what actually happened. "This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. Loading GoodReads Reviews. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018 Star….. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018 ….to President of the United States (on my first try). A Very Stable Genius. I'm not certain how anyone can seriously call or imply someone is a "gun-lubber"(lover) when they own one and only one firearm. A Very Stable Genius, Carol Leonnig, … / Bloomsbury UK 2020 / ISBN: 9781526609083. It does not try to cover every single controversy, if so then it would be over a 1,000 pages. I know there are a lot of people that are aghast at a Trump presidency (or even the thought of him not in prison) but there are still a lot of people who still support him despite his countless transgressions and often the hypocrisy of doing so. A very stable genius : Donald J. Trump's testing of America / Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig A very stable genius [electronic resource] : Donald j. trump's testing of america. It is necessary to point this out as this team has been reporting news and on newsmakers at a high level for some time. Yes, I felt like A Warning was so cautious because the author is concerned with not outing himself or herself. While some stories or viewpoints. It includes 15 pages of notes at the end as well as hundreds of quoted assessments of the Trump Presidency. A Very Stable Genius is brilliantly and masterfully written, researched, and edited. A reminder, for the most part although there are new revelations, of every hideous detail you wish weren't true of Trump's self-dealing, lying, bullying, delusional destruction of human norms of behavior in a democracy. The time is coming. I can remove you from this work and your career. Well, what can you do but laugh when you want to cry? Is there anything new here for people who follow the news? Your fist clenches. A good review of some of the most significant and provocative aspects of the last 3 years of the Trump administration. This book chronicles Donald Trump's pathway to the Presidency, from the moment he rode down the escalator to announce his candidacy to the revelation of the phone call he made to the president of the Ukraine. 6,359 400 Banned Books You Have Read. Noam Chomsky has made a similar point, arguing that, whether consciously or not, the Trump administration uses the cover of their commander in chief’s tweets to slip by truly outrageous policies. Emotions predominate and defensive walls go up automatically. I'm not interested in most of the Trump books but I decided to read this one because of the authors' credentials. Die-hard mystery fans are always on the hunt for their next supremely satisfying whodunit. A good dystopian novel also requires setting a context so that readers can understand just how this future world occurs. I think the cartoons really say it all. Vo. This aide saw Trump’s move against Brennan as one of the first steps of undercutting America’s democratic system of government and the belief system upon which it was founded. Some of this is well-known information, some is not, but the complicating story is told in an engaging style. Rome fell, remember. The definitive insider narrative and the most fully characterised account yet of the chaos, scandal and destruction of Trump's first term, from two Pulitzer Prize-winning. 33,255 55 120 Books You Just Can't Put Down. Both appear frequently on MSNBC and are acknowledged as excellent reporters. "A Very Stable Genius" is an up close look at Trump and how he governs. Mike like Rob Rogers is a political cartoon genius. January 21st 2020 Of course, the many interviews and events that have come around to make the backbone of this book have told a very different story to the one Trump tells himself every day. I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that! During his Inaugural Address, President Trump stated, “The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.” Yet, although it seems impossible to believe, the United States is more divided today than it was when those words were spoken. 134,340 500 Goodreads Unforgettables. I have to remind myself I said an oath to a document in the National Archives. The authors amazing cartoons bring me hope and scare me at the same time. Nothing new here, but I’m surprised how much of the past four years I’ve just blanked from my mind. Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump’s unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. Reviews from GoodReads. "A Very Stable Genius" is an up close look at Trump and how he governs. Facebook Marketing for Dummies. A good dystopian novel requires building a future world with just enough recognizable elements to lend credibility to an otherwise unknown future. Cover to cover in a few days. They get their title from Trump himself who on several occasions, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, claims that moniker for himself. That'll take care of … Michael Edward "Mike" Luckovich is an editorial cartoonist working for, Books About, By or Involving Donald Trump, Goodreads Editors (and CEO) Share Their Mystery Picks. Didelis knygų pasirinkimas ir visada gera kaina. RRP $29.99 Learn more Available on orders $80 to $2,000. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. “If he wanted to, how far could he push this?” this aide asked. The latest Donald Trump expose published today is “A Very Stable Genius”, by Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. The title “A Very Stable Genius” comes from a Trump tweet in January, 2018, issued when another author was disparaging about Trump’s mental stability and acumen. This book is destined to become a standard reference work for later more detailed histories of this period of American history. To see what your friends thought of this book, It does not cover any new events that the media haven't already touched on but since the book is based on first-person interviews it offers a much mor. Refresh and try again. If You've Read 10% of These Books You're Very Well Read. Grouping Information. Yes, I felt like A Warning was so cautious because the author is concerned with not outing himself or herself. New York: Penguin Press. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America. Woven through with searing commentary and personal anecdotes, Mike’s cartoons will shock and delight you, making you think as much as they make you laugh — when you’re not too busy being terrified. by Max Brooks. And that's a family heirloom of sorts. This book, even though sources are not. The authors' point out the book's one flaw in the beginning: the cascading events never seems to end, which gives the book a "one damned thing after another" feel. Even two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich admits it’s been a challenge covering the Cheeto-in-Chief in his internationally syndicated political cartoons. Put together by a sick, sick man who is terrified of his own shadow and believes any lie put out by his fellow scardy cats. A Promised Land Barack Obama . Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre. Did people in the 1930s in Germany know when the government started to turn on them? It does not cover any new events that the media haven't already touched on but since the book is based on first-person interviews it offers a much more detailed accounting of conversations and how staffers personally felt during the events. Description: Covering Trump's antics from the 2016 election through to the Mueller investigation, the cartoons in A Very Stable Genius tackle key moments in Trump's political career, offering scathing insights on everything from his disastrous track record with women to his revolving-door cabinet to his suspiciously intimate relationship with a certain Russian leader. Probably preaching to the choir but Luckovich was awarded two Pulitzers. It is co-written by two NY Times reporters who are winners of multiple Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. Anyone who has regularly followed the Washington Post will not find too much new material in this book but authors Rucker and Leonnig have researched, verified and presented the material in a way that it reads like a prosecutor's closing argument. Be the first to ask a question about A Very Stable Genius. As such, it's a cautionary tale but it's also an indictment of how our political system can go--and did go--badly wrong. Welcome back. Don't read it if you love tRump, you will be offended. It's a chilling depiction of what happens when a man--deeply damaged psychologic. I read this as an eBook from the library. It rarely pulls the lens back for a wider view, for a look at his impact around America and how he's changing the country with his laws, his deregulations, his nationalism and his apparent goal of returning to the America of the 1950s. He has given the world a crash course, detailed in A Very Stable Genius, in how to achieve near autocracy in the American presidency. Disclaimer: I have never supported Trump and cannot stand him for many reasons. Note I used the word “ignorance.” That means “not knowing” while the other word, “stupid” mean. This book is destined to become a standard reference work for later more detailed histories of this period of American history. “Look back. Great collection of comics, but I wish there had been more commentary. The authors have done yeoman's work in researching this story and have provided material for journalists, authors, and historians for decades to come. A compilation of Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist's published work about #45. Journalists have been much maligned in recent years, but I applaud their dogged efforts to publish this story. The cartoons are funny, but many before Trump elected and early after. The authors do a good job in providing a more complete picture of what's happening behind the scenes of this chaotic administration. * It's not a hyphen, smart man. by Stephanie Diamond. New York: Penguin Press. If you are a conservative in these troubled times, you do not want to read this book. . Currently+Reading+(I'm+a+huge+book+nerd): currently-reading. The hair goes up on the back of your neck. 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