2:14pm PT by Andy Lewis
Trump White House Tell-All Coming From Michael Wolff
The Hollywood Reporter contributing editor Michael Wolff is publishing an inside account of the current White House. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House comes out Jan. 9, 2018, publisher Henry Holt announced.
Wolff had what the publisher calls “extraordinary access” to President Trump’s administration, and the resulting book is based on more than 200 interviews with the president, “most” senior staffers and their confidantes. Holt promises that the book “offers a shocking fly-on-the-wall view” of the first nine months of the presidency.
The release announcing the book adds, “Wolff shows how Trump and his team careened from one crisis to the next during the administration’s first nine months. Many of Trump’s closest advisers were politically inexperienced and untested; from the start, bitter rivalries if not open warfare paralyzed the new presidency. And at the center of the White House was Trump himself: impulsive, fiery, and wholly new to the world of politics, he consistently broke the mold of presidential character, purpose, and precedent.”
In the statement Wolff says, “The United States is in the midst of the most intense political storm since Watergate, and my aim in reporting and writing this book was to see life inside White House through the eyes of the people who are closest to the center of this hurricane. Perhaps not since the Tudors has palace intrigue been so corrosive and lethal, nor the king so volatile and so in need of instant gratification.”
Wolff is the author of six previous books, including Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News. He’s won two National Magazine Awards and in addition to THR he’s written for Vanity Fair, New York and USA Today.
President and publisher Stephen Rubin acquired the book for Holt. Wolff was represented by Andrew Wylie of The Wylie Agency.