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Sat Aug 8, 2020, 11:29 AM

Halfway through the Mary Trump book

It is beautifully written. I might have a bias, as I hate Donald's Trump a great deal but also because she is a clinical psychologist and I work in behavioral health also. When we look at a human being and their behaviors, we note that a lot of these behaviors are programmed into the individual during their early formative years.

I never knew that Donald Trump's mother was as crazy and bizarre as she is in this book. Donald Trump did not have a mother. He had a woman living in the same house who did not believe that she had any right to speak to him about his life, and she was often found wandering around mumbling to herself.

Donald Trump did not have a normal father either, but was raised by a sociopath. During the childhood years, they saw each other for minutes at a time, and the process by which he was anointed by his father at age 18 is described very well.

My father is a Fortune 500 executive, or was, rather. Through him, I saw some really well-off families that functioned the way the Trumps do. There is a patriarch or matriarch, a favorite child, and the rest of the family just sits around and tries to get free rent or to get their groceries and healthcare paid for by the family.

Mary's father sat in the attic in her grandfather's house for years nursing his alcoholism, in a toxic atmosphere that triggered him constantly. He was unable to leave the family. He was unable to stop wanting his father's approval, which he failed to obtain because of his rebelliousness and then his alcoholism.

It's kind of a sad book. But the writing is so lovely.

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bluedye33139 Aug 2020 OP
FM123 Aug 2020 #1
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safeinOhio Aug 2020 #2
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Kitchari Aug 2020 #5
obamanut2012 Aug 2020 #6

Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 11:33 AM

1. Thanks for sharing your take on the book, your insights are quite interesting.

(Btw your writing is lovely too)

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 11:39 AM

3. Thanks! I'm usually just snarky and snippy, but this book makes me more serious

In fact, reading it has made me think a lot more seriously about things.

I think one of the most surprising things about her book is what a serious, serious text it is. It isn't a tell-all like the other books, but it pretty serious analysis of character and the things that create character.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 11:34 AM

2. I think you will really enjoy

the last 3 or 4 chapters. I did.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 11:39 AM

4. Looking forward to it nt

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Response to bluedye33139 (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 12:32 PM

5. I appreciate your comments

It's nice to hear that one of the Trumps is an intelligent and caring human being

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Sat Aug 8, 2020, 01:35 PM

6. Agreed -- her writing is lovely

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