Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

‘During my two years in Trump World, I was afraid for myself, my friend and our country.’

‘Suffice to say, it ended badly for me, and for us. 

Melania? Don’t worry about her!  She’s fine.’

And that, gentle reader, is really all we need to know.

Why did I read this book? Well, I was in the library the other day, picking up some books I reserved, and this book was on display. I picked it up, curious. I took it home, I started reading. I have this problem: once I start reading a book, I finish it. No matter how awful it is, how disinterested I become in the content, I keep reading. Sad, but true. Fortunately, it did not take me long to read this book which really should have been titled ‘Me and Melania’.

Did I learn anything? Not a lot. The book reinforced all of my negative perceptions about Trump World, and the chaotic transition to power once Donald J Trump was elected.  I felt sorry for Stephanie Winston Wolkoff at times but was more than happy to close the book on the warped, weird world described.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith