Melania and Me
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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 scrutinized 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 advisor. Melania put Wolkoff in charge of hiring her staff, organizing 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, knowing full well who was really to blame. 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...
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Simon and Schuster
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"Listened to the audiobook that is read by the Author. Stephanie was a ride or die friend of Melania Trump. This book follows entire friendship. *NOT A SPOILER* Melania is a gilded gremlin living in a tacky Trump branded cage. Ends with Author needing attorneys. Recommend this for a fast interesting read. "
"Besides the fact that the authors political alignments are morally questionable the book was just slow. We all knew the Trumps were terrible people so her slow realization of it shows how little she paid attention until it affected her. I wanted to find out that Melania wasn’t as terrible as her family but as it turns out she married into the right family "