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Publisher's Summary

President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker.

"I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." —Donald J. Trump

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.

Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald

"A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post

©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." ( The New York Times)
"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." ( Chicago Tribune)
"Fascinating...wholly absorbing...conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." ( Boston Herald)

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Great Insight!

I wanted to “read” this book as a way to get insight into how our President operates when dealing with others. It was a good listen and provided the insight!

My Audible purchases are all business, leadership and finance books and this fit right in. Recommend!

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Understanding Trump

Best way to learn and understand what makes Trump tick and why he acts the way he does. No other president in history knows how to Make America Great Again or to Keep America Great!

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Amzing

Amazing if you have a good attitude and want to learn this book is amazing

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Mr. President

Awesome book Mr. President! The stories were well read and outlined a very good point; never give up!

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  • kyle
  • Riverside, CA, US
  • 08-26-18

What’s the big deal!!

When I was first coming into this book I was thinking I was going to learn about how Trump as made his fortune on this 11 key principles that you learn in the book but, instead I was in for a more full back story on Trumps life and what he has done and all the deals his was able to make. In my opinion that was just as important as the key principles of making a great deal.

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Classic

You already know the book.

I would get any book with this narrator. He's awesome.

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interesting but not a good book

just ok book. tells you the history of how Donald Trump got up to 1987

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Understanding the President of the USA!

Donald Trump is a Honey Badger! This book explains how Trump hustles and creates opportunity where others only see complexity and futile battle. He sees value in abandoned property, distressed hotels, managing total value, managing details, hiring the best people, and waiting for the "right" price.

He built a staking rink that the NYC government could not. He got Casinos built in Atlantic City that others could not. He fought rent-control fraud. He transitioned from a background in residential construction into into major, iconic construction. The easy thing was probably to quit or never try, how many of us challenge Mayors, Celebrities, and the press on a routine basis.

After reading this book, you will see that Trump is tough as hell and can usually out-last the opposition. Also, there is much of the Cornelius Vanderbilt in Trump. In the book, he is 40, today he is 70, this dude has incredible energy, toughness, and drive - just like Vanderbilt.

Book was written in 1987, he already talks about hiring/promoting women, accepting a gay friend, being bi-partisan, doing business globally. and renting to black people. These were not universal principles back then and show he is much different than the media want to frame him today.

The narrator is awesome, after a while, you actually think it's Trump talking. It's really well done.

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Great Book!

Great story about patience and never settling for less than what you want. I like how he never jumped into a deal to fast he had several steps he would make before getting completely involved in anything.

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This Explains It

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book after Trump was elected POTUS. It's basically the blue print for his campaign.

The guy is crass, unapologetic, manipulative, and relentless in his quest to get a good deal. Manipulate tax laws or leverage the media to put pressure on others like he did with the Woolman Ice Rink renovation. Trump is Trump. This book was written in the 80s. If you're looking for him to pivot... it's not going to happen.

This book gives you a good explanation of how he operates and I was slightly more optimistic about his presidency.

Full disclosure: I didn't vote for him or his opponent Hillary Clinton; I considered both to be a disaster but since this is the disaster we're living with... the book gives you insight into how Trump operates.

Narration is good, too with a pompous northeast accent.

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  • Patrick
  • 04-01-17

Excellent must read view into mindset of Trump

I was fascinated to read this book because I wanted to know about the decision making processes of the greats. This book Gave it all. a little more detail than I'd like at times but some people might want that. Worth a read

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  • John
  • 04-03-17

not impressed

it's basically just a list of deals done by Donald Trump. too much of an overview and not enough in depth KNOWHOW

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-20-18

I am a winner

it's interesting to see how Trump operates, but I will have to read some other accounts to get the full picture.

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  • AllanJensen
  • 02-05-18

what a great book.

Love the book, like I love Trump. He is great and the way he tells his story is straight forward and easy to understand. It displays the thoughts of a straight forward guy, with great intentions and great foresight.
To have him as president of the US is truly amazing.

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  • Ewel
  • 01-10-18

The Man Trump!<br />

this has been insightful snippet into what has made the man Trump. really enjoyed this.

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  • sempod
  • 01-01-18

strongly recommended

it is fun to listen, enjoyable and good learning, makes sense

it is fun to listen, enjoyable and good learning, makes sense

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  • James
  • 07-13-17

autobiography of Donald trump

brief description of Donald's method, but the rest is autobiography. interesting, but not as expected.

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  • Cosmin
  • 03-29-17

Wow! High Business Intelligence

One of the most wealthy and powerful man alive is sharing the way how is doing the business.
This audio book has great lessons about the best quality of business .

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  • P
  • 02-17-17

For those who are seeking the Truth

I bought this and listened after a reporter summarised this after reading. What I heard was the opposite of the reporter summary. For those who want to learn about Trump it is worth considering. His wife and business ethics in particular.

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  • MR G PARKINSON
  • 01-01-17

Immeasurably insightful and enjoyable

Best biography I've listened to.This book produced a great perspective in to deal making on a large scale.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-31-17

Outstanding view into the wanker running America

All round amazing.
Absolutely recommend this to anyone.
the bloke has horrible ethics but he can absolutely make a deal.
narration was on point too!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-18

Buildsmart Building Supplies

Fantastic book.
It's even easier to understand how Donald Trump can deal with the corrupt politicians, fake media and Hollywood scum after listening to this book.
Cheers
Deon

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  • Codie Vincent
  • 01-22-18

Hood book

Best money you'll spend on audible, highly recommend for those interested in business and how to get deals done

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  • Kyle
  • 12-15-17

Fascinating listen

Really puts into perspective how the man works and thinks. narrator sounds very similar aswell

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-17-17

good yarn

but only the first chapter had any substance. the rest was his recount of a dozen or so deals.

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  • Aleks
  • 02-22-17

Property developers will enjoy this. Great value.

For anyone interested in real estate, I think you will really enjoy this book. I got a lot out of the lessons learnt, the very candid conversation in development and an interesting perspective on development and investing. One to definitely add to the reading list.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-13-18

It's ok

Interesting book made all the better by fantastic narration. Not necessarily going to make just anyone a millionaire overnight but has a few things to say about the world of business. Mainly, I'd recommend listening to it if you care to listen to Trump in his own words.

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  • moises
  • 02-28-17

Background to who is Donald Trump

A collection of lessons and behind the scenes look at a man who commands leadership.

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  • Johann
  • 02-08-17

DJ Trump is a Legend

Would you consider the audio edition of Trump: The Art of the Deal to be better than the print version?

Only because I can listen and learn whilst driving long distances

What other book might you compare Trump: The Art of the Deal to, and why?

I have no comparison and after listening to this book, I don't feel I need to listen to anything similar.

What about Donald J. Trump and Kaleo Griffith ’s performance did you like?

It;s good to hear an updated intro by DJT and Kale narrated the story well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely as it needed focus

Any additional comments?

I never knew much about DJT here in Australia, but now I do. He is very consistent in all aspects of his personal and business life. I believe he will lead the US out of the social and financial mess that he has just inherited as president.

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  • Oscar Elmahdy
  • 06-16-16

No. 1 Best seller for a reason

Great insight into the mind of Donald Trump. Teaches you good principles using examples from his own experience

2 of 4 people found this review helpful