Disloyal, A Memoir

Disloyal, A Memoir

The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to the President of the United States

Book - 2020
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Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried. This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump's lawyer and "fixer," Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump's business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration. This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade--not a few months or even a couple of years--could know. Cohen describes Trump's racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he's exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump's Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches. He shows Trump's relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul--a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country. At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic "Boss" and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass. The real "real" Donald Trump who permeates these pages--the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President--will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2020]
ISBN: 9781510764699
1510764690
Branch Call Number: B C6624
Characteristics: 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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lilypad_1
Oct 22, 2020

I agree with the comment just prior to mine, this book and Mary Trump's book have all the information you need to know if you are still questioning trumps actions and motives. He is sociopath who cares for no one except himself and must demean everyone around himself to feed his ego. He is using his power to get favors from others so as to increase or not lose his wealth. I don't want to spend one more minute thinking about him. If his cult members would only read and believe this before election day we would all be in a better place.
The fact that so many people want to believe in his sick, mean, hateful persona is more scary to me than anything else.

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winston16
Oct 11, 2020

Recently, the book editor for the Washington Post (who has written a book on all the books written about and related to Trump--150 in all!) was asked what four or five books he would recommend to truly understand who Donald Trump is. He immediately said , Mary Trump's book (Too Much and Never Enough) and Disloyal, by Michael Cohen because of the up close and personal accounts they give. I've now read both (and many others, most recently Rage) and agree. The scenes of Cohen's dealings with Trump, primarily before the latter took office, are chilling and shocking but oddly familiar. The cheating, lying, manipulation--we have seen this all through the last almost four years. Cohen's regret seems sincere, but you get the feeling he misses the game almost as much as he wishes he didn't do the things he did. I have never understood the appeal of Current Occupant so don't get the cult thing. Guess money and celebrity is just too much catnip for some folks. Looking so forward to when sanity returns to the White House and this nightmare is over. In the meantime, read this book.

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Memawrayne
Oct 09, 2020

An interesting perspective from the author's viewpoint. I hope his regrets are real and sincere. It reinforces some of the things we know about Trump, none of which is very admirable. I gained a very small respect for the kids--not much, but it seems they were used by their father for his benefit as well. Now they show the same greed. It is too bad they weren't encouraged to get out on their own. The author holds the same Trump view of the Steele dossier. It was a "field report" from a respected former intelligence officer for UK. It was just reports of things that are being said around the world without being substantiated. The FBI didn't even put much weight to it when it first came in . Later other reports reaffirmed some of the information in the dossier. And that continues.

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cbriggs
Oct 07, 2020

Michael Cohen is a disbarred lawyer. He committed bank fraud but rest assured he’s feathering his nest with a book. Completely dishonourable.

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fentondeejay
Sep 29, 2020

A memorable and thoughtful book!

The word Sycophant is used over and over again in this book. The definition suggests nothing more than bowing to a person of importance in order to gain something of value, which is the way MC refers to himself. So, while the book gives a very strong impression of a person obsessed, I was stunned when I read that the author continues to have affection for the cult leader Trump. That affection is highly misguided and should be driven more toward his family -- in my opinion. Why add it to the book, I wonder!

Disloyal is an extremely well written book but it lacks the detail that only contemporary political subscribers would understand, especially those pertaining to his testifying before Congress. MC states that he was advised to skip certain aspects that might be passed over by his readers – and, he’s probably right until the young historians of the future pick up this classic.

I recommend reading Disloyal but it will take a brave Republican to soak up what MC reveals. Skeptical is one thing; dismissing MC altogether is another!

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MzPaulag
Sep 26, 2020

Mr. Cohen's ego was fully displayed in this book. To describe himself and Trump like some Mafia type men was Hilarious. I mean I do believe him regarding the disgusting and dishonest things Trump did and continue to do. The book really didn't express any regrets Mr. Cohen had in his part in leading to his downfall. I mean according to him, he still has admiration for Trump.

P.s. - the book can be downloaded from Hoopla app (ebook). You don't have to wait. Just need your library card number to create an account.

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dianegporter
Sep 09, 2020

I am returning this book having finished reading it. Where is your "Return Title" page?

debwalker Sep 06, 2020

Appalling details of Trump's conduct and character from a long-term insider.

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ceeceedee
Aug 26, 2020

If this is available as an e-book I would prefer that. Thank you.

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