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Why Fire and Fury has become a smash hit—and Donald Trump may not mind in the least

The reckless, gossip-addicted Michael Wolff is the perfect Trump biographer. And there's a chance the President knows it

By Sam Tanenhaus   February 2018

Fire and Fury has already sold in record-breaking numbers. But why is the book such a success? Photo: PA

Donald Trump’s administration keeps giving us firsts. One year on from his inauguration, we now have what is the most unflattering account of any sitting president in US history. The book is Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff. Its picture of a dysfunctional White House ruled by an unfit president instantly leapt to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and then hurtled…

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