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 2,619 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.


  • Read the sample; my thoughts now

    By Rich Family!
    I will be purchasing the full book soon! Here are my thoughts: - The only reason I didn't rate this 5 stars is because I want to be able to advise everyone. - To D. Trump supporters: Don't rate it one star without heavily acknowledging the arguments constructed and the author's background first. - To D. Trump haters: Don't accuse Donald without having a solid background and argument first. You'll look kind of stupid. - To D. Trump: Please drink less Diet Coke and actually help the country for once; we really need it. Also, consult a physical/mental therapist if you can. - To M. Trump: Thanks for giving unique insight to your family life while constructing a decent argument against corrupt behaviors similar to Donald's. Also, consider consulting a mental therapist if you can.
  • Terrifying details on the guy in the White House

    By MJ108
    This book explains the reasoning behind all the terrifying news we receive from the White House on a daily and weekly basis. A must read for people who are struggling to understand the psyche behind Trump’s crazy acts.
  • Amazing book

    By Amisha@1991
    Very nice to read
  • Prologue only part worth reading

    By donearlw
    Prologue is the only part worth reading.
  • Fantastic Book

    By Dollartree1591
    If you can’t stand trump, you’ll hate him even more 😎
  • Must read

    By bradenbbwhitereview
    Wonderful & insightful
  • Looking behind the curtain...

    By RJSgate
    Interesting read about a very dysfunctional family and the disastrous results on Donald’s mental and emotional being caused by his fathers skewed behavior. At times it seems like she has a bone to pick but you can’t deny her observations about this mans narcissism as buttressed by his history. Her observations (late in the read) are spot on. I found it interesting that the reviews are mostly one star or five stars (trumpets vs never trumps, I guess).
  • Why do I need to read to know about him?

    By me082020
    Whatever in the book it is happening live!
  • This is just bs

    By JJopps
  • Untruth

    By Turtledav
    I know this book to be fiction, because I knew all too well & grew up with the family.