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Barack Obama's memoir to be published on November 17
Cover of "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama
Cover of "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama Credit: Crown Publishing Group

"A Promised Land", the first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir covering his presidential campaign and first term in office, is set to be published on November 17.

"I've spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in 'A Promised Land' I've tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and people who shaped it; my take on what I got right and the mistakes I made; and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I had to confront then — and that as a nation we are grappling with still," so Obama in a statement. "In the book, I've also tried to give readers a sense of the personal journey that Michelle and I went through during those years, with all the incredible highs and lows."

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"Rage" – Bob Woodward's new book about Trump to be released on Sep 15
Cover of "Rage" by Bob Woodward
Cover of "Rage" by Bob Woodward Credit: Simon & Schuster (Reproduction)

Bob Woodward's new book, titled "Rage", is based on "17 on-the-record interviews" with President Donald Trump over seven months and will be released on September 15.

The book highlights how Trump minimized the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic to not "create a panic" and denigrated multiple U.S. military officials. Woodward also pointed out that Trump failed to express empathy towards Black people and that two of Trump's top officials thought the president was "dangerous".

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Melania Trump allegedly used private email while in White House
Melania Trump allegedly used private email while in White House
Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

According to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, friend and former advisor of Melania Trump, the First lady used a private email account for communication.

"Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails," Wolkoff alleges in an interview with the Washington Post and states that the both corresponded multiple times a day to discuss government issues, schedules and finances for the presidential inauguration.

Wolkoff's book "Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady" was released on September 1, 2020.

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Mary Trump's memoir describes Trump as a cheater with a fragile ego
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster Credit: Simon & Schuster, via Amazon

Various media outlets have obtained a copy of Mary Trump's memoir "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man", which is set to be released on July 14.

In her book, Ms Trump alleges that Donald Trump paid "a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker" to take his SAT test as he was "worried that his grade point average, which put him far from the top of his class, would scuttle his efforts to get accepted."

"Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be," Ms Trump writes, adding that "this is far beyond garden-variety narcissism."

In her book, Ms Trump who has a has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, reveals she was the source that supplied the New York Times in 2018 with Donald Trump's tax documents, providing them with 19 boxes of documents.

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Sequel to "Ready Player One" to be published in November
Cover of "Ready Player Two"
Cover of "Ready Player Two" Credit: Penguin Random House

"Ready Player Two" the sequel to Ernest Cline's bestseller "Ready Player One" is set to be released by Penguin Random House on November 24. No synopsis has been given yet.

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Mary Trump's memoir to be released two weeks earlier due to high demand
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster Credit: Simon & Schuster, via Amazon

Mary Trump's memoir "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" will be released two weeks earlier than planned. The book was scheduled to be released on July 28 but due to "high demand and extraordinary interest in this book", it will now be available on July 14, so publisher Simon & Schuster in a statement on Monday.

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Memoir of Trump's niece Mary Trump temporarily blocked by NY judge
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster
Cover of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" by Mary L. Trump, Simon & Schuster Credit: Simon & Schuster, via Amazon

On Tuesday, Judge Hal B. Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court temporarily blocked the publication of Mary L. Trump's memoir "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man". Donald Trump's younger brother Robert Trump had filed a temporary restraining order on June 24 to block the book that's described as a "revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him," stating that Mary Trump was breaking a confidentiality agreement.

Mary Trump is represented by Ted Boutrous, a First Amendment attorney, who said the order "flatly violates the First Amendment," and that they would appeal immediately. "This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day," so Boutrous.

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Federal judge rejects request to block publication of Bolton's memoir
The cover of the book "The Room Where It Happened" by John Bolton, scheduled for release March 17, 2020
The cover of the book "The Room Where It Happened" by John Bolton, scheduled for release March 17, 2020 Credit: Simon & Schuster, via Amazon

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has rejected the Trump administration's request to delay the publication of Bolton's memoir "The Room Where It Happened". Judge Lamberth stated that the government had "failed to establish that an injunction will prevent irreparable harm," therefore he denied the motion and added that "with hundreds of thousands of copies around the globe — many in newsrooms — the damage is done".

Bolton was heavily criticised by Lamberth, who accused him of gambling with "national security of the United States" and further exposing the US to "harm and himself to civil (and potentially criminal) liability".

Shortly after the verdict, Trump took to Twitter where he wrote: "I finally agree with failed political consultant Steve Schmidt, who called Wacko John Bolton 'a despicable man who failed in his duty to protect America.'"

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Trump administration sues to prevent John Bolton's book publication
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton with Mike Pompeo, Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence (left to right) at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2018
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton with Mike Pompeo, Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence (left to right) at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2018 Credit: U.S. Department of State from United States / Public domain

The Trump administration has filed a lawsuit to prevent the publication of former National Security Adviser John Bolton's new book "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir". The complaint alleges that the book contains "classified information", with Trump adding that he considers "every conversation with me as president highly classified". Charles Cooper, Bolton's lawyer, said they would "respond in due course".

The memoir is set to be published on June 23 and is recounting Bolton's time at the White House and his experience with "a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation".

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Memoir of Trump's niece Mary Trump to be published on July 28
Trump  at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md, 2020
Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md, 2020 Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

Mary Trump's book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" is set to be published on July 28, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. The 55-year-old trained clinical psychologist is the daughter of Donald Trump's late brother Fred Trump Jr and has described the time spent at her grandparents' estate with Trump and his siblings as "a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse".

The memoir's description on Amazon says the book is "revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him" and that it "shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric".

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Mikel Jollett releases memoire 'Hollywood Park'
Mikel Jollett performing with The Airborne Toxic Event
Mikel Jollett performing with The Airborne Toxic Event Credit: Brennan Schnell / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Mikel Jollett, lead singer of The Airborne Toxic Event, has released his first book, a memoir 'Hollywood Park'. In it, he chronicles his life, from growing up in the cult Synanon and his subsequent escape to his struggles with relationships in his later years. The memoir is accompanied by an album with the same title.

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Stephenie Meyer to publish new Twilight Book 'Midnight Sun'

Stephenie Meyer, author of the YA vampire book series Twilight, has announced the publication of her new Twilight book Midnight Sun on her website. The story is retelling the first Twilight book from the perspective of the vampire Edward Cullen. Meyer had abandoned the book after the first chapters leaked online 12 years ago. The book is set to be published on August 4, 2020.