This week All Ears brings you a special bonus episode: Abby couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to author Mary Trump about her new book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man”. As like-minded mavericks, Abby and Mary discuss what it’s like to stand up to a wealthy American family empire from the inside, and the friction and drama that results. Mary brings a gimlet eye to the Trump family mythology, and deconstructs the brutal dynamics that destroyed her father, Fred Trump Jr. (Donald Trump’s elder brother). As Mary relates in vivid detail, the Trump family patriarch, Fred Sr., pitted the five Trump siblings against each other, and Donald emerged as the ruthless victor by emulating Fred Sr.’s narcissism and sociopathy, while Fred Jr. died at 42 from complications of alcoholism, broken by years of emotional abuse at the hands of his father. This is an interview you won’t want to miss!
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man (Mary Trump)
The Inside Story of Why Mary Trump Wrote a Tell-All Memoir (New York Times)
Mary Trump's interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos (ABC News)
The Men Who Gave Trump His Brutal Worldview (Politico)
Mary Trump on Twitter: @MaryLTrump