Michael Wolff is set to write his third book about Donald Trump, focusing on the final days of his presidency in the provocatively titled Landslide.
Wolff shook Trump’s White House when he published the runaway bestseller Fire and Fury in 2018. An explosive exposé of the first stage of Trump’s presidency, it sold 1.7m copies around the world during its first three weeks on sale, and prompted the former US president to tweet, back when he was allowed access to Twitter: “Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book.”
Wolff followed Fire and Fury with 2019’s Siege, which looked at a “presidency under fire”, tackling topics including Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Trump’s presidential campaign.
Landslide, said its publishers, will close the story of Trump’s four years as US president, focusing on his “tumultuous last months at the helm of the country”.
Out on 27 July from Little, Brown in the UK and Macmillan in the US, it is based on what the publishers described as Wolff’s “extraordinary access to White House aides and to the former president himself, yielding a wealth of new information and insights about what really happened inside the highest office in the land, and the world”.
Trump himself has recently claimed that he is writing “the book of all books”, although he has yet to line up a publisher. In a statement last week, he claimed he had “turned down two book deals, from the most unlikely of publishers”, adding: “I do not want a deal right now. I’m writing like crazy anyway, however.”
After a handful of major publishers said they would not touch a memoir by him, Trump issued another statement reiterating that “two of the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses have made very substantial offers which I have rejected”.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t accept them sometime in the future, as I have started writing the book,” he said. “If my book will be the biggest of them all, and with 39 books written or being written about me, does anybody really believe that they are above making a lot of money?”
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