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 4,132 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 occupied 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.


  • Really?

    By Harveyborgia
    Don’t we all have toxic families. Enough already.
  • Inside view of Donald trump’s narcissism, corruption, and ignorance.

    By ChromeLuxx
    Like it or not, Mary is a family member with the ultimate inside candid view of Donald. His behaviour and characteristics, public and otherwise, provide proof of this book’s accuracy. It quite informative as to the origin of the narcissism , corruption, and ignorance that went into the building of the to-be dictator known as Donald trump.
  • Listen to Mary

    By Oly reader
    Mary hit it right on the head! Donald is a sick man. Those GOP folks who enabled him need to be ashamed.
  • Good history background on Trump family

    By Cristen Marcos
    It gives you an inside look from the authors perspective into what was like to grow up in that family. Everything she describes of Trump is true because we all lived through it. It’s a shame we had to, but we did. Good book for everyone to read, specially parents, so that we don’t have to go through 4 years of misery again and another capitol insurrection.
  • Great

    By Arnold ooks
    What can I say?
  • Fantastic read

    By Lotionlex7
    I thought the book was fantastic! Mary describes “Donald” exactly how he really is,( “perfect “ ) as he would say! Unfortunately I don’t think there’s any chance he will ever take any responsibility for his failures to lead and unite our country, he is not capable. Pathetic.
  • Wow!

    By CharlotteFlair101
    Lol this book has got hater comments??? Lol just shows my dear fellow dems that we’re getting to the republicans😂 they just can’t stay away from any book written by a democrat without raving and commenting hater comments😂😂😂🤣🤣 this is hilarious I bet half these people HAVEN’T EVEN READ THIS BOOK this is so dumb #STFU And supposedly we are the quote “cry babies” lol this is actually funny Biden 2020
  • Chilling

    By BostonGirlz
    A modern day tale of the meaning of Frankenstein’s monster.
  • Offers interesting insights

    By djissofly
    The book gives great detail into the trump family from an insider. The only reason I didn’t really enjoy the book is the format was so long and narrative based that I got bored and had no desire to finish. I know Trump is a lunatic and now have some extra reasons why
  • Inside Look

    By irmercaldi
    This was a great look from a new perspective. We are all used to the way that he, whose name shall remain unsaid, is portrayed in the media. Unfortunately, we kind of get desensitized to his behavior, with it being blasted in our faces daily. This book gives a look at the former president and how she grew up in the T**** bubble. The book is written from a perspective of the psychological causes instead of just the most recent tweet. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely recommend this to anyone that is willing to open to, potentially, adjusting your view point. Or anyone that just wants to reminisce about our miserable past 4 years.