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Thursday, January 05, 2017

Sequel sent to the book editor

The long-awaited sequel to "Trump the Press" has been written, re-written, re-written, and re-written again. This morning, I sent the manuscript to the book editor to begin the journey to a launch in March.
So what is the new book like?

Here is what I told the editor:
This is the story of how a playboy billionaire rose to represent the Forgotten Americans who were left devastated by NAFTA, illegal immigration, and the elitists in Washington, who had a jolly good time at the public's expense. 
From coal mines closed by regulation to factories sacrificed at the altar of free trade, much of America was devastated.
From West Virginia to New Hampshire to Arizona, OxyContin and heroin abuse fueled skyrocketing overdose deaths. 
After a half-century of one-party rule, many cities became a contrast of hellholes and luxury suites.
Gangbangers held gang wars with little concern about innocent bystanders who were caught in the crossfire.
Meanwhile, sanctuary cities allowed criminals from Mexico to turn barrios into crime ridden neighborhoods. 
Washington officials could not care less. They prepared to return the throne of the presidency to either the House of Clinton or the House of Bush. 
While Bush was their first preference, either would do as both were easily bribed by special interests who eventually would invest more than a billion dollars in the Clinton campaign. 
The hero heard the cries of the people and entered the horse race for the Republican nomination. Although he could afford a thoroughbred, he ran as himself and to the surprise of many, lapped the field.
But the media and the Washington establishment were determined to stop him in the general election. 
The House of Clinton assembled a formidable team.
The media gave her opponent a steady diet of negative publicity.
Members of his own party abandoned and even opposed his election. The House of Bush stood behind their old nemesis, the Clintons. 
The populist hero, though, stood his ground. He would Make America Great Again. He would put America first. 
Which was the last thing corporate America wanted. No wars? No cheap Chinese labor? No regulations that protected large companies from competition? 
The hero must be stopped. 
But crazy like a fox, the hero vanquished his opponents with a thrilling last-minute comeback that shocked the Establishment on election night.
Don Surber's non-fiction work, "Trump the Establishment," uses deep research and humor to show why President Trump was able to prevail despite 
  1. Being outspent 2-1
  2. Ninety percent negative news coverage.
  3. Losing every debate.
  4. Two divorces.
  5. Four trips to bankruptcy court.
  6. And a few uncouth quotes.
This is a triumphant and fun romp that rewards Trump's DEPLORABLE supporters from a writer who saw the Trump train coming and hopped aboard early.
I told readers in May that they would love "Trump the Press" so much that they would want to marry it.

"Trump the Establishment" is better. I did not think I could pull that off.

The book goes beyond the bad predictions of the experts -- and it has a ton of those -- to the root of the problem.

Meanwhile, re-read the original. And review it on Amazon!


Please read "Trump the Press," in which I skewer media experts who wrongly predicted Trump would lose the Republican nomination. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.

It covers the nomination process only. The general election will be covered in a sequel.

For an autographed copy, email me at

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  1. Replies
    1. Finally got around to posting a review at Amazon, although it has not appeared yet.

  2. "I told readers in May that they would love "Trump the Press" so much that they would want to marry it."

    Don's book only has one position, but to its credit, it does hammer it home.

  3. Congratulations! You do realize that you have become a historian, don't you?

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  5. Big D, you probably know that Hemingway wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls, and everybody was like, this is a masterpiece. Then, what did he follow it up with? A little book called The Old Man And The Sea. I can't wait until March. Give me the publisher contact number and I will start bringing the heat NOW. I want 24/7 attention to this book. Ahead of schedule and under budget. That's the new paradigm. But it sounds like you're really happy with it, so it's gotta be good!

  6. Of course I'll be buying an autographed copy when published.

  7. Read the Kindle edition of Trump the Press, think I need an autographed copy of this one.

  8. Great news, Don!

    Put me on your list of people who want the earliest possible autographed edition, and let me know how to pay (more than happy to pay now if you like.)

    Now I'm shivering with anticipation! (H/T Rocky Horror!)