The biggest Trump administration tell-all books
Rage by Bob Woodward
The premise: Legendary journalist Bob Woodward uses his White House reporting (including, allegedly, an interview with Trump himself) to offer up a narrative on the president's responses to the many challenges of 2020.
The scoop: The book doesn't hit stands until Sept. 15, but promises to expose problematic decision-making about the pandemic, racial unrest, and more. And presumably, the title is not a euphemism.
Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
The premise: Woodward's first exposé of the current administration came from hundreds of hours of interviews with key staffers in the White House.
The scoop: Generally, Woodward described incompetencies and systemic dysfunction in the Oval Office — more specifically, he claimed then-Secretary of Defense Jim Matthis described Trump as having the understanding of “a fifth or sixth-grader.”
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump House by Michael Wolff
The premise: Author Michael Wolff wrote one of the very first tell-alls from within the Trump administration — he conducted 200-plus interviews, the results of which were contested by several subjects.
The scoop: Despite its controversy over Wolff's reporting and fact-checking procedures, Fire and Fury made plenty of waves. For starters, the book alleged that Trump, er, doesn't really read.
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
The premise: The former FBI director, who was fired and then subsequently became a key figure in Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, poured his grievances onto the page.
The scoop: Comey talked a lot about ethics (or lack thereof), interest in the truth (or lack thereof), and warned about the country's eventual destabilization. But most importantly, Comey alleged that Trump asked him to help get rid of that whole "pee tape" debacle.
A Warning by Anonymous
The premise: An as-yet-unnamed member of the administration offers their tell-all with, well, you know.
The scoop: Nearly everything in the book is off the record, but the first page really sets the tone. The author divulged that, early on in Trump's presidency, the entire cabinet staff considered walking off the job to prove a point.
The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton
The premise: Former National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote a book that's not even a little bit about Hamilton. But news of its pending release broke during the impeachment trial, which was cool.
The scoop: Most of the revelations had to do with (obviously) national security, like Trump's meddling with investigations into China and Turkey. Earlier this summer, the administration tried to block the book's publication, citing an NDA Bolton signed, but they were overruled.
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary Trump
The premise: The president's niece, a clinical psychologist, airs her family's dirty laundry — and her professional opinions on her uncle.
The scoop: The younger Trump diagnoses the POTUS with narcissistic personality disorder and also says he once complimented her breasts when she was younger.