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THE EXPLOSIVE TELL-ALL THE TRUMPS DON’T WANT YOU TO READ 

“Salacious and score-settling.” --The Guardian

“Part giddy travelogue, part belated apologia, part petty payback, all personal-therapy session.” --The New York Times

Stephanie Grisham rose from being a junior press wrangler on the Trump campaign in 2016 to assuming top positions in the administration as White House press secretary and communications director, while at the same time acting as First Lady Melania Trump’s communications director and eventually chief of staff. Few members of the Trump inner circle served longer or were as close to the first family as Stephanie Grisham, and few have her unique insight into the turbulent four years of the administration, especially the personalities behind the headlines.

 I’ll Take Your Questions Now is a White House memoir like no other, written by someone no longer bound by the codes of spin, denial, and twisted loyalty that the Trump administration imposed on all its members. Here is a brutally honest, frequently funny, and always perceptive look behind the scenes of a White House that was in turmoil from day one.

After an early stint in the White House press office, Grisham moved to the East Wing to work for First Lady Melania Trump. This introduced Grisham to a whole new perspective on Trump World, and she soon became a devoted adviser to the first lady, privy to Melania Trump’s most candid thoughts on every imaginable topic and noteworthy events: Jared and Ivanka, Stormy Daniels, the first lady’s infamous jacket that read “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” and much more.

Grisham’s work for the first lady would lead to her appointment as the White House press secretary in 2019. As one of the few figures in the Trump White House to last all four years, Grisham shares her unfiltered view of the whole experience—from the early days when she was seduced by the glamour and power of Trump World to her quickly ascending career in a frequently toxic, dog-eat-dog workplace, to the pinnacles of her profession, where she soon faced the harshest lessons of flying too close to the sun.

Grisham’s memoir is also a personal reckoning from someone who was a true believer, tracing her dawning awareness of how the administration began to lose sight of its mission—serving the people—in its constant battles with the press and other politicians and, above all, in the unending internal drama that consumed a rowdy cast of advisers, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and the president and first lady themselves. It is a story that ends in tragedy with the events of January 6, 2021, the day on which Grisham was the first administration official to quit, a long-overdue severing of ties with the people who had brought her to the job of a lifetime but at enormous cost. It is an account in which Grisham spares no one, not even herself.

I’ll Take Your Questions Now is not just about politics or the White House. It is about loyalty and family, learning and screwing up, proud moments and monumental regrets, narcissism and humility, love and heartbreak, friendships and loss, and, of course, falling down and trying your damnedest to get back up.

About the Author

Stephanie Grisham started at the White House on January 20, 2017. She served as White House press secretary and communications director from 2019 to 2020. She also worked as communications director and chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trump. Born in Colorado, Grisham lives in Kansas and Washington, DC.

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Elisa 20Top Contributor: Health & Wellness
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Gossip--for the history books...
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2021
This insider account is different from the others like Bolton or Comey because Grisham''s #1 preoccupation is the personalities of the people around her. Some, like Jared and Ivanka, come across as both imperious and incompetent. (Ivanka frequently pulls rank while Grisham... See more
This insider account is different from the others like Bolton or Comey because Grisham''s #1 preoccupation is the personalities of the people around her. Some, like Jared and Ivanka, come across as both imperious and incompetent. (Ivanka frequently pulls rank while Grisham blames Jared for many of the failures of the Trump presidency--covid among them. When they interject themselves into a dinner with the Queen of England, Grisham compares them to the Beverly Hillbillies--basically, inappropriate and not knowing their place.)

Of course, most of the anecdotes are about the First Lady and President. Grisham was with Trump from the 2016 campaign until the Jan 6, 2020 insurrection when she quit. (She first texted Melania if she''d like to issue a statement supporting political speech but condemning violence. She received one word from the First Lady who was busy with a photo shoot of a new rug..."No".) Melania, though generally detached and apathetic about her role, IS energized by her many photo albums of herself as First Lady. Although per Grisham, they occasionally tamped down a Trump tirade or attack on someone, overall Melania agrees with him and isn''t interested in the opportunities history has given her--other than the vanity projects for herself--photos, tennis pavilion, etc.

Many people have objected to this book since Grisham was Trump''s press secretary for 9 months (our money paying her salary) and never gave a single press conference. (Is the irony of the title intentional?) She was at one time Melania''s press sec and, at another, Trump''s, giving her a unique look at it all. She notices the things that matter to her--Trump''s rages, Melania''s essential coldness (Grisham offers to comfort her with a walk on the beach as a friend after the Stormy Daniels'' story, only to find Melania wondering if photographers will be there.

Grisham can''t really explain The Jacket with it''s "I Don''t Care. Do U?" message but reading about Melani it seems pretty obvious. (Trump, furious, made up the story about it being a rebuke to the press.) Why did she remain in this toxic, crude, often sexist environment? (Trump, in front of her, asked her boyfriend--a WH staffer--if she was any good in bed. At another time, on AF1, he asked if her teeth were really her own. She describes how he would call an attractive aide in to see him so he could watch her a** as she walked out of the room.)

There are so many lowpoints for people who think about the office of the presidency and its history. She will be criticized for this book--and for being part of this administration--but its a good document, in its way, of people who were not worthy of the position that was given them. (Why did Grisham stay? Like so many others, two words: personal ambition. Like Trump and others around him, she put herself and her well-being first.)

Grisham''s book won''t change anyone''s mind --now-- but it will be part of future historians'' invariably unflattering descriptions of the 45th president. In this it will sit alongside Michael Cohen, Comey, McCabe, Bolton et al as remarkably and consistently unflattering portrayals of an American president, including his intellectual limitations and character flaws. There''s never been a president like this one and, despite the adultation of the millions of Americans who adore him, history will not be kind. In that context, this book in its focus on personality and character over policy is a worthwhile read, despite the moral failings of the author.
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An interesting firsthand account of life working as a press secretary for the Trumps
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2021
This book has 22 main chapters, and a total of about 328 pages in the digital version, not including the Notes section. There is also a “Photos” section at the end of the book, with 19 different pictures and captions explaining the pictures. In the Introduction,... See more
This book has 22 main chapters, and a total of about 328 pages in the digital version, not including the Notes section. There is also a “Photos” section at the end of the book, with 19 different pictures and captions explaining the pictures.

In the Introduction, Grisham explains her motivations for writing this book. She describes it as “part chronicle of a chaotic administration, part therapy session, and part personal reckoning.” She recalls resigning on Jan 6th 2021, how she was the first person in Trump''s administration to do so, and how she was concerned about various forms of retribution coming her way as a result of her decision. She explains how she had come to work for Trump in 2015, and why she stayed in her position for so long.

In the first chapter, Grisham recalls her first meeting Trump in person, in an awkward encounter in a bathroom in Iowa in 2016. She remembers how she felt when he won the election, and describes what her professional life was like as a press liaison. Grisham explains her interactions with the President in those early days; the questions he asked about specific members of the press, and his inquiries about how his decisions were being perceived by the media. She recalls realizing how vengeful Trump could be when he met with Mitt Romney; with Trump seeking to humiliate him and gloat about his recent victory. She also describes her sense of fear when she was appointed deputy press secretary, as she worried about the media finding out about her two DUI incidents in Arizona.

Over the next few chapters, Grisham recalls what life was like for her working for the Trumps. She describes the early selection of cabinet members, the influence of Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, working with other White House staff members like Dan Scavino (director of social media) and Hope Hicks, and her experiences with Ivanka and Jared Kushner. Grisham talks about what it was like to be promoted to the position of Melania Trump''s spokesperson and head of communications, and how she adjusted to the new role.

Much of the book describes Grisham''s experiences in this role as director of communication for the First Lady, and she goes into quite a bit of detail about Melania Trump''s personality and her response to various situations. Most of this content does not exactly paint Mrs. Trump in a positive light; for example Grisham recalls many instances of Mrs. Trump being more concerned with her various photo albums than she was with other important issues.

Throughout the rest of the book, Grisham describes various events that she witnessed, first in her role as spokesperson for the First Lady, and then also as press secretary to the president starting in 2019. She covers traveling with the president to other countries, dealing with the Stormy Daniels saga and other accusations, Mrs. Trump''s “I really don''t care..” jacket, the resignation of John Bolton, the Ukraine scandal and impeachment, encounters with Putin, her frustrations with Jared Kushner''s actions, and the early response to Covid-19. She also describes a relationship that she had that ended poorly, and how it ultimately started to affect her professional life when her ex began slandering her to her coworkers. The last few chapters cover the 2020 election, and her last few weeks working for the Trumps before resigning.

Overall, I found this book to be an interesting look into the behind-the-scenes life of a member of the Trump administration. Grisham''s close interaction with both President Trump and his wife provides some curious insights into what these people were like in their personal lives; although you always have to consider the source. Certainly some people will note that Grisham''s point of view may be colored by her falling out with the family, but overall there are still some interesting tidbits of information here, even if you consider her to be a “hostile witness”.
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tuliphill
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Soft read
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2021
The author while trying to absolve herself for being part of the Trump regime did little honest unbiased insider reveal. No smoking gun, soft take and constant excuses about why something “Bad” wasn’t really wrong. Threw previous book writers under the bus, and is still... See more
The author while trying to absolve herself for being part of the Trump regime did little honest unbiased insider reveal. No smoking gun, soft take and constant excuses about why something “Bad” wasn’t really wrong. Threw previous book writers under the bus, and is still definitely a “Trumper”. Waste of $$$. Stephanie Grisham wasn’t worth the money deal if more than price of a McD. Happy Meal
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D. Boyle
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Too much admiration
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2021
The book was interesting at first but then you start to realize what she’s leaving out: the Muslim ban, the cut off of refugee families, the racism inflamed by trump and his loyal followers. Lots of discussion of Ivanka and Jared butting in and worshipful descriptions of... See more
The book was interesting at first but then you start to realize what she’s leaving out: the Muslim ban, the cut off of refugee families, the racism inflamed by trump and his loyal followers. Lots of discussion of Ivanka and Jared butting in and worshipful descriptions of Melania’s style and clothes sense. This is up to page 95. I returned it because I couldn’t take her talking about superficial things when so many actions happened that affected peoples lives.
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AZsneez
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Not credible and Incredibly obtuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2021
Had three jobs in the White House. Apparently none involved telling the truth; backing statements with evidence; or understanding how out-of-touch your bosses are. Fully understanding how to take your tax dollar paycheck while lying to the American people and now you''re... See more
Had three jobs in the White House. Apparently none involved telling the truth; backing statements with evidence; or understanding how out-of-touch your bosses are. Fully understanding how to take your tax dollar paycheck while lying to the American people and now you''re sorry? Not so fast. Most of America was paying attention, and still are.
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Mary Schuler
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interesting perspective
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2021
It was easy to read. Her perspective is skewed. She does blame others a lot and she certainly doesn’t throw Melania under the bus, but she accepts things as normal she shouldn’t. Her background and relationships are suspect. I learned a lot, but is it really insightful,... See more
It was easy to read. Her perspective is skewed. She does blame others a lot and she certainly doesn’t throw Melania under the bus, but she accepts things as normal she shouldn’t. Her background and relationships are suspect. I learned a lot, but is it really insightful, not really. Anyone who watched TV knew the Whitehouse staff and occupants didn’t have their act together.
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Nannykat
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Highly disappointing
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2021
Well written but highly disappointing. Another Trump employee''s disillusions about being treated poorly.
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I thought It was Pretty Delicious
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2021
I''ve read almost all the books about the Trumps including the"other Stephanie"book where the author was also an intimate of Mrs Trump. This tops them all so far. For one thing, the author does not take us back to her childhood, rightly assuming that this would not be why we... See more
I''ve read almost all the books about the Trumps including the"other Stephanie"book where the author was also an intimate of Mrs Trump. This tops them all so far. For one thing, the author does not take us back to her childhood, rightly assuming that this would not be why we are buying the book. This book answers the "what is Melania really like" and "what was it like to sit down to a state dinner with the Queen of England" (and as a bonus have Princess Michael of Kent as your dinner partner) which is really all I ask of the type of memoir. The author managed to give us the goods with out trashing Trump''s Presidency..a neat trick, I thought. She is obviously a pro who is used to navigating shark-infested waters.
She sort of saved the trashing for Javanka. I thought the tidbit about denying devout Catholic Sean Spicer his chance to meet the Pope so that they could get the photo op sort of summed up the couple for all time.
The author''s self depreciating style (clothes at Tj Maxx indeed ) is also appreciated.
Buy it, she delivers the goods!
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Kindle Customer
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Bought it 1st day out. Wasted dollars
Reviewed in Canada on October 6, 2021
The book is not revealing as promoted. Ms Grisham constantly exposes her personality traits which are at best one messed up person. Then she attempts to fit that messed up personality by seeking a place where she would belong and be accepted. Then gives up more of her self...See more
The book is not revealing as promoted. Ms Grisham constantly exposes her personality traits which are at best one messed up person. Then she attempts to fit that messed up personality by seeking a place where she would belong and be accepted. Then gives up more of her self worth to be included in denigrated chaos call the Trump west wing. She writes with the longing to belong to the Trump family while speaking out both sides of her mouth. This books serves one purpose which is to create income off a pitiful 6 wasted years as she clearly would not be ones 1st choice for a senior staffer.
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joy m johnson
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Interesting
Reviewed in Australia on October 12, 2021
I found this book interesting....in that many people think it would be great to be involved with Donald Trump. Then find out not is all that it seems.
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Helga
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DIE WAHRHEIT?
Reviewed in Germany on October 7, 2021
BRILLIANT UND ENTERTAINING. LET THE READER DECIDE AS TO THE VERACITY OF THIS TELL-ALL EXPOSE! I MUST SAY THAT THIS IS NOT A HIT PIECE.
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