Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man – Mary L. Trump
Title: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Author: Mary L. Trump
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Page Length: 236 pages
Curiosity compelled me and I ventured into the history of Donald Trump. Except this story was more about Fred Trump, Jr. and his toxic relationship with Fred Trump, Senior.
I will admit I now have pity for all the Trump family, including all the players. While this revealing story castigated the entire Trump clan, it also highlighted how they became such a dysfunctional lot.
This story is not told without anger on the writer’s behalf and so with that you must take the revelation with a grain of salt. However, the power dynamics of the cold family would turn anyone to the dark side, and I find myself quite disturbed by the abuse they all have suffered. Some more than others.
The account did not reveal anything about Donald Trump’s character that we didn’t already know, but it did reveal a great deal of history that I personally had not known about.
You can find the story on Amazon in multiple formats.
Synopsis: 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, 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 first-hand witness to countless holiday meals and family 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 re-gifting 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.