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You can't spell America without me : the really tremendous inside story of my fantastic first year as President Donald J. Trump (a so-called parody) / Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen.

By: Baldwin, Alec, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Andersen, Kurt, 1954- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Penguin Random House Australia, 2017Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143788249; 0143788248.Subject(s): Trump, Donald, 1946- -- Humor | Presidents -- United States -- Humor | United States -- Politics and government -- HumorDDC classification: 817.6008 B Summary: A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the forty-fifth president's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers, and world-changing decisions.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'I have the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences and, what do you call them, paragraphs. My previous books were great and sold extremely, unbelievably well--even the ones by dishonest, disgusting so-called journalists. But those writers didn't understand Trump, because quite frankly they were major losers. People say if you want it done right you have to do it yourself, even when "it" is a "memoir". So every word of this book was written by me, using a special advanced word processing system during the many, many nights I've been forced to stay alone in the White House--only me, just me, trust me, nobody helped. And it's all 100% true, so true--people are already saying it may be the truest book ever published. Enjoy.' Until Donald Trump publishes his account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can't Spell America Without Me- The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President . He was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man always eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others' flaws as well as his own excellence. Now that refreshingly compulsive un-PC candor is applied to his time as leader of the free world. The mind-boggling private encounters with world leaders. The genius backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers. His triumphs over the dishonest news media. The historic, world-changing decisions--many of them secret until now. What he really thinks of Melania and Ivanka and Jared, Donald Jr. and Eric and the other one. And many spectacular, historic, exclusive photographs of him in private and public, making America great again.

A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the forty-fifth president's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers, and world-changing decisions.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Baldwin and Anderson's satirical title comes to audio in a curious arrangement with regard to performance. Longtime movie and television actor Baldwin delivers the first few chapters of the book using his familiar caricature of President Trump, made famous on Saturday Night Live. Then, Baldwin suddenly breaks character and announces that he prefers playing the chief executive in five-minute television sketches, instead of long hours in a recording studio. Author and Studio 360 host Anderson takes over, though eventually audiobook veteran Wyman takes the reins. Anderson and Wyman certainly present the material competently, though their styles pale in comparison to Baldwin's reading. The mix of styles may leave some listeners scratching their heads as to the where the project fits on the spectrum between sketch comedy and autobiographical parody. A Penguin Press hardcover. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Book Review

A rollicking spoof by classically trained actor Baldwin (Nevertheless, 2017), who has made considerable hay in the past year as the foremost Donald Trump impersonator, and Spy magazine co-founder Andersen (Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, 2017, etc.).Teaming up with photographer Mark Seliger, who captures Baldwin in all his pouty-lower-lip majesty, the authors serve up a withering sendup of Trump, the aggressively repetitive "Me" of the title. Despite that brace of partners, without breaking persona, Baldwin/Trump insists that this memoir, "unlike my many previous excellent Trump books, which were typed up by subcontractors who interviewed me, is being created 100 percent by me." Of course it is, just as Trump created all his wealth single-handedlyand, in any event, "what professional writer' could I trust to understand and truly love Trump?" It's a good question. Baldwin/Trump charts his seemingly out-of-the-blue political rise to his close friendship with the much-despised Roy Cohn, who "was my mentor, and I was his John F. Kennedy, if Joseph Kennedy had been gay and Jewish and his son had been Protestant." The lessons of the master stuck: make sure to get prenups and postnups, to get paid by the book and not the word (take that, publishers!), and to control the narrative about the rise from uptown bully to being "officially equal to or better than John F. Kennedy, George Washington, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, all of the Roosevelts." The cumulative effect of the book, sad to say, is a bit depressing, for it captures its putative author in all his solipsistic, preening self-regard, all his insistence on his genius ("I mean, I'm a smart guy, graduated Wharton top of my class"), and all his nutty conspiracy theories. It's all a bit much. But then, so is everything else about this president.Sure to be a hot gag-gift item inside the Beltwayand to provoke angry tweets from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.