Posted on 09/08/2020 at 10:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Whether you’re seeking calm or controversy, today’s new releases will include something for you.
Controversy: Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer of Donald Trump, makes a number of unflattering claims about the president in Disloyal: A Memoir.
Among the claims that the New York Times highlighted after reading an advance copy: Trump behaved like a mob boss, expressed a number of racist sentiments, sought to emulate Vladimir Putin, and obsessed over how much he hated former President Barack Obama.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed those claims in a statement to the Times, calling Cohen a “disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer” and his book an “attempt to profit off of lies.”
Disloyal is already a bestseller on Amazon.
The essay collection focuses on what Hager learned from her four grandparents, all of whom have passed away.
She previewed some of those memories and lessons with a co-worker to mark the book's release; you can watch or read a transcript of it on the TODAY show website.
A friend told her that the book has no strategy, and Rankine agrees, in a sense — “I'm not offering a prescription,” she told NPR in an interview before the book’s release.
For more on what the award-winning poet hoped to explore in the book, which is a bestseller on Amazon already, read or listen to her interview on NPR’s website.
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