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What Melania wants, Melania gets.

The former director of special events at Vogue and producer of nine legendary Met Galas, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff met Melania Knauss in 2003 and had a front row seat to the transformation of Donald Trump’s then girlfriend from a rough-cut gem to a precious diamond. As their friendship deepened over lunches at Manhattan hot spots, black-tie parties and giggle sessions in the penthouse at Trump Tower, Wolkoff watched the newest Mrs Trump raise her son, Barron, and manage her highly scrutinised marriage.

After Trump won the 2016 election, Wolkoff was recruited to help produce the 58th Presidential Inaugu­ration and to become the First Lady’s trusted adviser. Melania put Wolkoff in charge of hiring her staff, organising her events, helping her write speeches and creating her debut initiatives. Then it all fell apart when she was made the scapegoat for inauguration finance irregularities. Melania could have defended her innocent friend and confidant, but she stood by her man. The betrayal nearly destroyed Wolkoff.

In this candid and emotional memoir, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff takes you into Trump Tower and the White House to tell the funny, thrilling and heartbreaking story of her intimate friendship with one of the most famous women in the world, a woman few people truly understand. How did Melania react to the Access Hollywood tape and her husband’s affair with Stormy Daniels? Does she get along well with Ivanka? Why did she wear that jacket with 'I really don’t care, do u?' printed on the back? Is Melania happy being First Lady? And what really happened with the inauguration’s funding of $107 million? Wolkoff has some ideas.... 

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Compelling listening!

Very interesting book-I no longer look at Melania Trump as a victim or the pitied wife of DJT. She is as calculating and cunning as her husband, and appears to have no real interest or dedication to the causes that she said she’d champion.
I couldn’t stop listening to it hence binge listened in 2 days!

I felt a deep sense of pity for the way the author was treated by the Trumps, it cost her her health, job and reputation and I hope this book will now clear her name

I highly recommend it!👍

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Riveting listening

This is the inside story of Melania Trump and her close friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. The book is well written and well narrated by the author.
It highlights how Donald and Melania use and abuse people; I feel that the author has given a truthful account and my heart goes out to her as she became one of the increasing members of his and her staff who are used until no longer wanted and are then hung out to dry. It is certainly an education to have an insider’s view of the machinations of the Trumps. I couldn’t stop listening to it and, having bought it yesterday, finished it today.

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A very sad story. I should be shocked. But I'm not. Nothing about me the Trumps shocks me anymore.

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well written

loved it and an eye opener malania is very selfish. and should apologise to her friend

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A story of being used. No enlightening info on Melania

I got a couple of things from this book. 1. That Donald finally picked his ideal wife and 2. That Stephanie was totally used like so many in this world by the powerful, the admired and the narcissists on the pedestals they place them on.

I kept with the story with the hope that Stephanie would be enlightened to the situation much earlier but grew increasingly frustrated that she didn’t seem to have a real ‘I’M DONE’ moment.

I’m glad she didn’t lose everything. I’m sure others were not so fortunate.

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Great book

A very interesting insight to the trump inner circle! Stephanie has a lovely soft voice that I could listen to all day! Great book would read again!

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Excellent story

Excellent story narrated by author of her life within the Trump/FLOTUS administration. Highly recommended listen

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What happens to you when you ignore reality

I don’t know who disliked more, the sociopathic Trump 3 rd wife or the author and her love affair with herself.
A must listen for anyone doubting the the evil that people supporting Trump allowed as long as they could bask in their stolen wealth Amdahl self delusion.

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Loved it!

Loved this book! I'm going to listen again to fully understand everything that happened to Stephanie.

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Very disappointing. Reader’s voice quite boring. Really a waste of money. Most of it was released in newspapers.

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  • 04-01-21

A sorry story

Only because she was thrown under the bus. She still does not get that the Trump and his cohorts are a m*f*a organization.

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  • 01-01-21

a warning to social climbing event managers

its compelling right now as the Trumps leave the White House. it's not a very good reflection on the author though. her motives are very clear

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Completely believable

Stephanie was sadly chewed up and spat out by the Trump team(not just the East Wing)when they believed she could no longer being a scape host for the outrageous amount of money lining certain pockets for the inauguration. For Melania to disingenuously pretend she barely knew this lady -after everything that Stephanie did for her-is far more telling about the person the First Lady is than it ever will be about who Stephanie. A Trump is a trump is a TRUMP. The only exception- Mary Trump.