Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Booming sales for Woodward's 'Fear,' Trump presidency book

Booming sales for Woodward's 'Fear,' Trump presidency book

Woodward's publisher, Simon & Schuster, has reportedly ordered a ninth printing of Fear, which reportedly garnered more pre-order sales than any other book in the company's 94-year history.

"Going back to the Nixon case, any of these books you're going to have what I call this "survival denial" by somebody who wants to be politically connected with the president", he said.

Throughout the book, Woodward describes a "nervous breakdown" within the Trump administration, detailing high-level administration executives' attempts to tame the impulsive, mercurial leader President Trump appears to be.

The new book by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward's was got published on Thursday which has attracted about widespread attention for the depiction of the White House in Chaos. "While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility". In 2004, Bill Clinton's memoir "My Life" sold more than 1 million copies within eight days. During an appearance on "Face the Nation" in May 2017, he told host John Dickerson that nothing keeps him awake at night, adding instead that "I keep other people awake at night". "CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president", Eric Trump said. "And to use invective and this attack rhetoric, or whatever it might be, it sets us back", said Woodward to Cooper.

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The book has dominated political headlines since reports about it emerged last week. Some former White House officials who spoke with Woodward have tried to distance themselves from the book.

He followed up by saying that the book's dramatic quotes about Trump's instincts is a cash grab and "will mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels".

President Donald Trump's son made the remarks, which references Israel's currency, in a Wednesday interview on "Fox & Friends".

Woodward stands by his reporting, which paints a picture of a dysfunctional Trump White House and a novice president who is often at odds with top officials in his administration.

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