The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story

Joy-Ann Reid (Author)

Product Details

$27.99  $25.75
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
June 25, 2019
6.2 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Joy-Ann Reid is a political analyst for MSNBC and the host of The ReidOut. She is the author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide and co-editor (with E. J. Dionne Jr.) of We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama. A graduate of Harvard University, she is the former managing editor of, and her columns and articles have appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, and She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Maryland.


"Passionate, smart, and breathtakingly original, The Man Who Sold America will explain Trump to readers for years to come."--Michael Tomasky, contributing opinion writer, The New York Times; editor, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas; and author of If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved
"An impassioned exposรฉ of Donald Trump. ... In fiery prose, Reid delivers a well-researched narrative. ... A searing indictment."--Kirkus Reviews
"The political analyst and host of AM Joy on MSNBC argues that President Trump's administration is characterized by grift and venality that demeans the office and diminishes America."--New York Times Book Review, "New & Notable"
"A shrewd analyst of current political trends, Reid offers fierce scrutiny of Trump's controversial performance and fresh insights into his potential legacy."--Booklist
"Passionate, well-intentioned and certain to draw approving nods. ... Imagines a path beyond our current divisions."--Carlos Lozada, Washington Post
โ€œJoy Reid masterfully combines the immediacy of news reporting, the intimacy of memoir, and the sweep of a history book--from the anti-immigrant Know Nothing Party of the 1850s to Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid attempt at 'reconciliation.' The Man Who Sold America delivers a compelling account of how we got to Trumpism and what will happen next.โ€--Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
โ€œValuable. ... Reid does a fine job. ... Find[s] real wisdom.โ€--The Guardian