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The Reckoning

Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal

Author: Mary L. Trump

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

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New, from the #1 bestselling author of Too Much and Never Enough.

The Reckoning will examine America's national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically...

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New, from the #1 bestselling author of Too Much and Never Enough.

The Reckoning will examine America's national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration's corrupt and immoral policies. Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us. America is suffering from PTSD—a new leader alone cannot fix us.

An enormous amount of healing must be done to rebuild our faith in leadership, and our hope for this nation. It starts with The Reckoning.

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St. Martin's Press



In The News

"Trump has plenty of acid left to spray on the last presidential administration’s years, but that’s not this book’s primary focus. White privilege and the dismantling of racism is, and that comes as some surprise, in both the history Trump uses to make her points and in the obvious passion in her arguments...An absolute eye-opener." —Terri Schlichenmeyer, Washington Informer

"In The Reckoning, it’s not her own personal trauma Mary Trump is unpacking, but the entire country’s – trauma, she says, we need to sort through if democracy is to survive." —USA Today

"[Trump] steeps herself in a scholarly study of the Reconstruction, everyday psychopathology in the Jim Crow South, segregation and discrimination in the North, critical race theory, epigenetics, the Calvinist contribution to racism and classism, Euro-American fascism, and how the effects of all of these factors are coming to a head at this political moment." —EDGE Media Network

Praise for Too Much and Never Enough:
"[T]he most devastating, most valuable and all-around best Trump book since he started running for president...the most incisive rendering yet of why he is the way he is."—Politico

"Mesmerizing beach reading and a memorable opposition research dump...salacious, venomous and well-sourced." —The Guardian

"A delicious tell-all that does in fact tell all in a way one longs for a tell-all to do.” —Vogue

"Dripping with snideness, vibrating with rage, and gleaming with clarity—a deeply satisfying read." —Kirkus (starred review)

"Mary Trump’s compelling saga of one very unhappy family does more than just provide probing insights into her uncle’s disturbing inner world. It’s also a first-rate primer on the chaotic inner workings of an administration that has shocked the world." —Boston Globe

"After many, many Trump books, this is an essential one." —Vanity Fair

"[A] deftly written account of cross-generational trauma...Mary Trump brings to this account the insider perspective of a family member, the observational and analytical abilities of a clinical psychologist and the writing talent of a former graduate student in comparative literature." —Washington Post

"Mary’s clarity, training, discipline and sharp eye help make her a reliable narrator, and she’s a fluid, witty writer to boot…what she’s written is likely to be indelible." —Bloomberg

"Mary L. Trump comes closer than anyone to describing the making of a seemingly heartless person who won his way to the White House...[A]n insightful, well-crafted memoir."—CNN

"You can see why President Trump doesn’t want anyone to read this thing." —Los Angeles Times

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