Trump: How to Get Rich Mass Market Paperback – Dec 28 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
With a central role in NBCs The Apprentice, Trumps star is soaring. In his fifth book (after The Art of the Deal, he offers a cursory glance behind the scenes of the hit reality show, but the bulk of the text consists of business advice ("Be Tenacious"; "Play Golf"; "Be Optimistic, but Always Be Prepared for the Worst") with illustrative details culled from his real estate and media dealings. (The glimpses he presents of his transformation of 40 Wall Street hint at a story that might deserve a more serious book all its own.) There are some surprises; at times, the quintessential New Yorker sounds almost like a California New Ager as he recommends up to three hours of quiet reflection a day along with the writings of Carl Jung. But hes soon back in recognizable form, advising readers to "screw enemies back" and explaining why various people (including former governor Mario Cuomo and talk-show host Joy Behar) are dead to him. Trump appears comfortable with himself, and he even makes light of potentially touchy subjects, such as his hair: "My hair is one hundred percent mine. No animals have been harmed in the creation of my hairstyle." There are occasional missteps, like an imitation of the New York Posts iconic gossip column "Page Six," which reads more like an annual Trump Christmas letter. But Trumps books have done an effective job of capturing his grand personality in print, and this volume is no exception. B&w photos throughout.
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About the Author
DONALD J. TRUMP is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, gaming, sports, and entertainment. Aside from The Apprentice, Trump and NBC are also partners in the ownership and broadcast rights for the three largest beauty competitions in the world.
In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious addresses, including the renowned Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the soon-to-be converted Delmonico Hotel at Park Avenue and Fifty-ninth Street (Trump Park Avenue). The Trump Tower, and 40 Wall Street. He also has acclaimed golf courses in Briarcliff Manor, New York and Palm Beach, Florida and two others in development in New Jersey and Palos Verdes, California.
Trump is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Art of the Deal, Surviving at the Top, The Art of the Comeback, as well as The America We Deserve. All told, these books have sold millions of copies.
An ardent philanthropist, Trump is involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations. In June 2000 he received his greatest honor, the Hotel and Real Estate Visionary of the Century, given by the UJA Federation.
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Open the book and Donald Trump tells you the kind of advice your rich uncle would impart, if you had one. But your rich uncle would also tell you it takes more than this, you must apply it to what method works for you. Mr. Trump agrees and makes this point several times. Conversational in style, it's a quick and easily digestable read.
He writes the book with the help of Meredith McIlver, his business assistant, who is given credit on the front cover and in the acknowledgements, but not on the flap or back cover panels, as a co-author. It would be hard to say how much hand she had in the actual writing style, but my guess is, it would be very telltale if he was leaning on her. Also, since he is a 'wheeler dealer' himself, there is every reason to conclude he can turn out this level of articulate prose.
I have noticed there are many critics' comments about his egotism. While there is no doubting that the author is not trying to win any humility awards, he is the first to own up to his behaviour. Just as he is generous with his self praise, he is also equally quick to commend others.Read more ›
I don't believe he's given away all of his secrets, but it's very interesting to see what goes on in the day in the life of Donald Trump. I also beleive he was hamming it up a bit (probably to some perspective clients, lenders, and customers), but that's ok. I wouldn't expect anything less.
The way he describes handling obstacles that cross his path is actually inspiring. It kind of keeps things in perspective. He may deal in millions, but I figure anyone's obstacles can be overcome if they use his processes with dealing with them.
Even if you don't like him, it's fascinating to see how his life works (and that's just the part he let's us see). I, for one, appreciate the doors being open for others.
I enjoy reading & listening to audio books, especially self-improvement & financial ones. I have a collection of over 400, and I'd have to say that this could very easily be the worst of the lot. I started off being excited about listening to it, to see what I could learn from a very wealthy individual who is eager to share his knowledge. After the first couple of CDs I really started to get disappointed...he hadn't shared any useful information. All he kept talking about was the people that he liked (people that have said nice things about him), the people he hated (people that didn't kiss his ass), how nice his buildings are, how he has incredible insight into people & things, and yes, even what he sometimes eats for lunch.
All this information, if you can call it that, is a bunch of meaningless drivel. It's a sorry excuse for him to boast & brag about himself. It gives NO meaningful information. I started listening to it because I wanted to learn something. What I learned was that he is nothing more than a (rich) braggart, who has stooped very low, deceiving the people who are genuinely interested in learning something.
Most recent customer reviews
The second best business book ever written -- second only to The Art of the Deal.Published 5 months ago by That guy
great book , very inspiring, good quality, but size comes smaller and lighter than I imagined. Package was very safe.Published 23 months ago by Duo Zhang
Donald trump is an idiot! He has lost it and people should not support anything he does. He is reckless and "not all there". Do not buy this book!Published on Dec 24 2012 by MMS
I have always admired Donald Trump's story, even though the man himself left me a little...well...nauseated. Read morePublished on May 6 2012 by T Diddy
When I bought "How to get Rich" I was hoping for a book that would offer some insight as to how Donald Trump got rich. Read morePublished on July 30 2011 by J Reader
Great biography! You can't just think of Trump as a financial leader or business leader, he is a cultural icon. Read morePublished on March 25 2005
Trump is nothing more than a bragging loser.........this book is wastage of time,money and energy. He must learn something from writers such as Robert Kiyosaki(Rich Dad Poor... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2004
I've read this and his "Art of the deal" and I wouldn't recommend either one. He gives some general advice, anecdotes, and then spends way too much time on his... Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2004
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