Trump's story begins when many real estate moguls went belly-up in what he calls the Great Depression of 1990. Trump reveals how he renegotiated millions of dollars in bank loans and survived the recession, paving the way for a resurgence, during which he built the most successful casino operation in Atlantic City, broke ground on one of the ...
Trump's story begins when many real estate moguls went belly-up in what he calls the Great Depression of 1990. Trump reveals how he renegotiated millions of dollars in bank loans and survived the recession, paving the way for a resurgence, during which he built the most successful casino operation in Atlantic City, broke ground on one of the biggest and most lucrative development projects ever undertaken in New York City, and outsmarted one of South America's richest men for rights to the Miss Universe pageant. Blunt, outrageous, smart as hell, and full of hilarious stories--check out his chapter "The Art of the Prenuptial Agreement"--Trump tells it like it is: the women in his life; the wild and woolly deals; negotiating tactics; his investment philosophy; and his strategy for success or coming back from adversity. Whether you love him or hate him, one thing is certain about Donald Trump: He is a true American original, with great instincts and billion-dollar dreams. "The Art of the Comeback" is Trump at his best--unpredictable, irreverent, and irrepressible.
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If you've watched Apprentice, seen his Roast, or know anything about Donald Trump, you know he likes being on the top. This book was written after the markets crumbled in the late 80s and early 90s, leaving many high-riders of the Reagan era broke and left by the side of the road.
Trump takes great pride in pointing out that the crumbling markets never beat him, noting that at one point he was humbled as he pointed out that a homeless man was a billion dollars richer than he.
Inspirational, funny, and clearly triumphant, this book is enjoyable if you enjoy The Donald's style: Brash, bold, and confident.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-10-27 Some might consider that Trump extols his own brilliance (one of his favorite words) ad nauseam here. His audacity is further on display in his challenge to his publisher not to excise his criticism of New Yorker editor Tina Brown for printing an unflattering profile she had assured him he'd "love"ęBrown's husband, readers will recall, is Harry Evans, head of Random House in the Newhouse conglomerate that owns Trump's publisher as well as the New Yorker. His book also becomes an occasion to get even with perceived wrongs: "You've got to tackle and hit real hard." Writing with CNBC correspondent Bohner, The Donald lets ripęat the press, which is rarely complimentary toward him; at women who, like Alley Cat, claim he's smitten with them; at folk who try to shake his hand (he has a thing about germs). Readers will be amused that Trump considers himself irresistible to women but doesn't seem to have factored in his wealth as an aphrodisiac. As his book's title makes clear, Trump, who had widely reported financial problems earlier in the decade, now has many real-estate projects under way, which he publicizes so extensively here that sections of his book read like a sales brochure. Photos. 250,000 first printing; author tour. (Oct.) FYI: Trump is embargoed for prepublication review.
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