Raising Trump

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In Raising Trump, Ivana Trump reflects on her extraordinary life and the raising of her three children - Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka - and recounts the lessons she taught her children as they were growing up.

As her former husband takes his place as the 45th president of the United States, his children have also been thrust into the media spotlight - but it is Ivana who raised them and proudly instilled in them what she believes to be the most important life lessons: loyalty, honesty, integrity, and drive. Raising Trump is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical book about motherhood, strength, and resilience. Though Ivana writes about her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, her escape from the regime and relocation to New York, her whirlwind romance, and her great success as a businesswoman, the focus of the book is devoted to Ivana's raising of her children. Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump will all contribute their own memories to the book.

"Every day, people ask me how I raised such great kids. They are truly amazed when I tell them that there was no magic to their upbringing. I was a tough and loving mother who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat, or steal, respect for others, and other life lessons that I'll share now in Raising Trump, along with unfiltered personal stories about Don, Eric, and Ivanka from their early childhood to becoming the first sons and daughter." (Ivana Trump)

©2017 Ivana Trump (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio
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Raising Trump

Boring and laughable. I went in wanting to enjoy it, but it was just awful.

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Entertaining and Interesting

I wa enchanted by Ivana's life and respected the way she told her story. She told the stories in an interesting way full of colorful desciptions. It really held my attention and I looked forward to listening to more. I didn't like the reader too much because it though it kind of sounded like her, it felt less guinine which is important sit such tales. I think this was a big mistake. I am glad I bought it. I feel inspired by her grace and drive.

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Pleasantly surprised

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This book will give you background of how the Trump children were raised. It was a pleasant surprise to learn how and why the Trump children turned out so well.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning about Ivana's early childhood gave me more respect for her. It is easy to think rich people are spoiled and impolite to others who have less. Ivana worked hard for what she accomplished in her multiple careers ( a few surprises there--not just the ex- wife of Donald Trump). She deserves all the luxuries she describes. She shares these over the top extravagances with friends but was careful in how she lavished money on the kids. She avoids the rich kids attitude of entitlement without performance.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Ivana was my favorite. Her childrearing skills and basic strictness for proper behavior in her children was the center of this book. Great stories of events in the childrens lives as they were growing up is intertwined with their voices. Their comments on their mother's upbringing made it even more engaging. Instead of rebelling and acting like rich kids, the Trump children admire and appreciate their mother's efforts.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Same as the book---great and clever title.

Any additional comments?

I learned a lot about Ivana and how the children were raised but this book allows you to come away with some very important traits to aim for whether rich or poor; work hard and in fact work harder than the guy next to you, always respect people of any social level and say thank you for what they do for you, don't expect things to be handed to you without performance and most of all adhere to your beliefs and stand up for them. I was genuinely impressed by the strength and character of Ivana Trump.

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Ordinary and plain story of the Trump kids

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Depends on the person

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The Trump kids were good little kids that's why they never were in the limelight like Lohan or the Kardashians. Miss Trump seemed like an average mom. No thrills or adventure. Very square upbringing. Sounds like daddy Trump was never around. If I was a rich kid I wouldn't want Ivana as mom though. Seems like a very boring time growing up for people who have the money.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No way

Any additional comments?

Read is more suited for grandma's

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Best book!!!

I truly enjoyed this book! Ivana is such a no nonsense, no bull crap person. A fantastic Mom and Glama! She raised 3 marvelous children. I have recommended this book to so many people to read or listen to while driving. I listened to this from our home in Alabama all the way back to Ohio! I didn’t want it to end. Fantastic!!

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Insights You Can Only Obtain from First Ivana

I didnt chose this book to be entertained, though it was sufficient in that regard. I chose it to better understand 45, whom I believe will prove to be the most successful and significant President in my lifetime.

I was relieved to learn about the upbringing of the Trump children. There is genuine character in them thanks to very impressive parenting. It speaks volumes about our President's closest and eternal advisors.

America is truly in better hands thanks in large part to the Trump children. And for that, Ivana has earned my respect and gratitude. I sincerely wish I could call them friends - which is my way of saying moral loyal and trusted friends one will not find.

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Raising Trump

This book sheds some insight into Ivana’s life and thoughts. It was entertaining and helpful in certain aspects. It was a thoughtful autobiography.

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Inspiring

So inspiring to learn of Ivana raised in a Communist country to rise to the top in a Capitalist country. She is very happy for her upbringing and extremely grateful for her life in the USA!!!

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Amazing✨ Absolute must read for all moms

We can do it all. Ivanna reminds me of me :) makes me feel a lot better about being super demanding yet fair. The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

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Entertaining and informative

Ive alwayed admired this woman but this book made me love her as I find her delightful .I was left with the lingering question of does she fear for our Democracy with her knowledge of how precious it is considering her childhood experience? She would not speak ill of the father of her children but what does she think now I wonder?This book is Well worth the read .