Raising Trump

Raising Trump

Book - 2017
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The former wife of Donald Trump reflects on her life, from her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia and successes as a businesswoman to her views on motherhood and the ways her ex-husband's election has changed their children's lives.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501177286
1501177281
Branch Call Number: 305.4092 T87r
Characteristics: viii, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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pattyskypants
Feb 21, 2018

I remain as unsympathetic as ever to the Trump Dilemma.

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Swiderski
Jan 03, 2018

A rare inside view of a privileged lifestyle afforded Ivana and the Trump children by their wealthy husband and father. The young Trumps had a strict upbringing directed by their mother. She established, not to be contested, boundaries and schedules. She developed a unique education program for each child based on their abilities, interests and personalities. She insisted on proper social skills and manners and gave them specific roles in entertaining the guests who came to parties at Trump Tower.

After college, Ivana turned each of them over to their father who set them up in real estate development positions in the family business that operated on the world scene.

To her credit, 1) Ivana worked her way up and out of a communist country through high performance in education and sports, 2) collaborated directly in the building of the Trump Empire as an officer and 3) established her own world-class business enterprises after a nasty, public divorce from Donald Trump who had been unfaithful. After Donald, she had fun with a number of young Italian boyfriends, whom she married or entertained in her luxury homes and on her yacht named "My Ivana". The writing is fair and the story interesting.

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BBear_0
Nov 22, 2017

None of them will need to worry about getting health insurance.

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Memawrayne
Nov 22, 2017

Interesting read. The author is definitely a Type A person living a jet-setter life. I think that she is looking at alot of things through "rose-colored glasses. Her children had opportunities to do things that most children would not even have a chance to have. I do respect her idea that they not have anything and everything they wanted just because she could give it to them. They learned some things have to be earned. She and her children have not had to deal with some things that regular people face every day. I doubt that any of them had huge student loans after they graduated.

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