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Too Much and Never Enough - Mary L. Trump

Too Much and Never Enough

By Mary L. Trump

  • Release Date: 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 3,730 Ratings


In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.


  • Too Much and Never Enough

    By T. Mosley
    What a great book!! I have always wondered how Donald became such a monster, now I know! It’s sad really and shows the devastation childhood trauma can have on someone’s life and the lives of those around them.
  • Wow...

    By BNHAgirl319
    It’s sad that I’m 13 years old and I know how bad of a president he is... these are grown adults who are voting for him. This book is not for 15 minutes of fame, it is so Mary Trump can tell her side of the story.
  • Just wow

    By Idonthaveanicknameanyway
    Insight to the man we already know to be a fraud. I do enjoy all the haters 1 star reviews! How sad his followers are to still stand up for him after all we know and have witnessed the last 3 plus years. Wake up people you are the true sheep here
  • Good read

    By Jerome..
    This book give a good explanation why Trump tends to surround himself with ‘yes men’ and praise dictators.
  • Great

    By Cin1960
    Exactly what I thought all along
  • Definitely a worthwhile read

    By Sandbridgeprincess
    I put off reading this because I really didn’t want to read more about the trump family. But I changed my mind and am so glad I did. Extremely well written and edited - nice to read something written by a highly articulate writer. Obviously if you’re a fan of the president you’ll dislike this intensely, as exhibited by many of the nearly illiterate, snarky comments, which aren’t reviews at all. Fascinating background about a highly dysfunctional family and the book explains a great deal about how we got here. Considering no one has refuted any of the facts presented, they speak for themselves. You may or may not agree with the author’s opinions but the facts themselves tell a story, and a rather horrific one.
  • Excellent

    By Pokémonkid1091
    People who are commenting negative things about the book clearly has there head in the sand continue to stay where you are while the country is going bankrupt like Trumps Taj Mahal
  • Just another “Never Trumper”, this time it’s his niece.

    By Climber Rat
    Endured reading it in it’s entirety. I’ll save you some time. Mary Trump’s father was written out of the will to the tune of $136M, after he’d died of alcoholism. He’d opted out of working for his father’s real estate developing company, Trump Management, to pursue a career as an airline pilot. Mary Trump and her brother felt they were entitled to their father’s share so they sued their aunts and uncles (including Donald, now PRESIDENT) and settled out of court. Mary Trump drums on and on about how horrible all the members of her family were, particularly toward her father before he drank himself to death. The book is soaked with negativity and venom. As a psychologist, I would have thought that she would have been able to give more of a professional analysis. Of course, I should have known that it was impossible for her to be objective. The final chapter is nothing more than typical liberal rankings about how evil and incompetent PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump is. A total disappointment and utter waste of time. I know it’s not $68M, Mary, but I hope that the $14.99 you swindled out me helps you with your issues on entitlement.
  • Definitely not a writer...

    By Elizabeth2747746262
    It was a desperate attempt for money and wish I could get mine back. I learned nothing and was looking for juicy facts but I feel like I wasted hours of my life on this soap opera at best
  • Too much and never enough

    By Karen the cat
    Excellent read and look behind the veil of the making of a sick and twisted man. The title is a perfect analogy of the subject of this book and how the fears of this incompetent man still drive him to this day. This was a courageous effort on Mary Trumps part and she lays bare the workings of a dysfunctional family and those they leave in their wake.