Mary L. Trump has already written one book about her family. The niece of President Trump penned “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” — which was released as her uncle was amid his 2020 reelection campaign.
A second book is now on the way. “The Reckoning” will be published on July 20, 2021, advised St. Martin’s Press in a statement Tuesday.
Once again, the president appears to be the primary focus.
“In short, he transformed our country into a macro version of my malignantly dysfunctional family,” Ms. Trump said in a statement.
Her new book “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,” the publisher said in advance notes for the book.
“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,” the publisher advised.
Which is where the book comes in.
“Mary Trump is uniquely positioned, by virtue of her expertise as a clinical psychologist, personal experience, and as an American who just happens to be the niece of Donald J. Trump, to make sense of the consequences of our living through what could be the greatest mental health crisis we have ever experienced as a nation,” said Jennifer Enderlin, president and publisher of St. Martin’s.
In the meantime, the author sued Mr. Trump in September, alleging that the president and two of his siblings “cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business,” according to USA Today and other press reports.