Fire and Fury: Book Summary & Mind Map

Book Worm • 28 March 2018

One Sentence Summary

  • With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.


Best Quotes

“George W. Bush, on the dais, supplied what seemed likely to become the historic footnote to the Trump address: “That’s some weird shit.” 

“The charge that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election, which he scoffed at, was, in the estimation of some of his friends, a perfect example of his inability to connect the dots.” 

“Time spent with Trump on the campaign plane was often an epic dissing experience: everybody around him was an idiot.”


Key Takeaways

  • In Wolff´s telling, Trump World is cacophonous and dysfunctional. Trump and those who work for him come across as all too happy to “share”, while loyalty is almost wholly absent from their landscape.
  • His advisers are chosen from among the few people willing to tolerate his quirks. 
  • Trump is narcissistic, impulsive and uninterested in governance and legislation.
  • Trump’s circle of “friends”, family and acquaintances are depicted as no less unsparing in their criticisms of the president.


About author

  • Michael Wolff (born August 27,1953) is an American author, essayist, journalist and a columnist.

    He has received two National Magazine Awards, a Mirror Award and has authored seven books.


Fire and Fury: Book Summary & Mind Map
Fire and Fury: Book Summary & Mind Map


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