Simon & Schuster has bumped up the publication date for Mary Trump’s hotly anticipated tell-all book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man to next week due to high demand.
Originally scheduled to be published July 28, the 240-page book by President Donald Trump’s niece from Long Island would be the first by a member of the Trump family that comments directly on the president’s affairs. The new date comes after the president and his family sued in an attempt to block publication of the book — and Mary is appealing to have her gag order lifted.
“The act by a sitting president to muzzle a private citizen is just the latest in a series of disturbing behaviors which have already destabilized a fractured nation in the face of a global pandemic,” said a spokesperson for Mary Trump. “If Mary cannot comment, one can only help but wonder: what is Donald Trump so afraid of?”
Last week, the president’s younger brother Robert Trump filed a new lawsuit in upstate Dutchess County against Mary and Simon & Schuster in an attempt to thwart publication, arguing that the book violates a 20-year-old nondisclosure agreement. The NDA was a part of a 2000 settlement between Robert, Donald, their sister Maryanne Trump Barry, Mary, and her brother Fred Trump III over Fred Trump, Sr.’s will. It prevented any involved parties from publishing anything “concerning the litigation or their relationship with each other.”
Though the book faced a temporary block last week, a judge eventually removed the publisher from the suit, allowing the book to be distributed as planned.
The author, however, is still under a gag order as courts continue to determine whether she has violated the agreement with her family. She has since filed an appeal to remove it, and a response from the president is expected in the unfolding court drama.
Mary, 55, has had a history of opposing the president’s actions. According to the Daily Beast, she reveals in the book that she was responsible for exposing the president’s involvement in an allegedly fraudulent tax scheme to The New York Times, in an investigation that would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
According to the publisher, Too Much and Never Enough promises juicy insight into the Trump family’s lives, including “a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse,” combining the author’s expertise as a trained clinical psychologist with her insider knowledge.
The new release date is July 14.
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