Sometimes that's exactly what sets you free
Mary Trump’s book, of all the books that will be written of this failed leader will be at the forefront of “must “ read for historians now and in the future.Bravo Mary.
I listened to the audio version of her book and it confirmed, and also provided some interesting info I was not aware of, of how twisted the family is. To this day I’m still trying to wrap my head around how people thought electing a fraud and reality TV guy with zero experience would be a great choice for President.
As someone who is still in therapy recovering from dysfunction in my own family, I was told that it’s usually the sensitive and observant member of a dysfunctional family who seeks out help and tries to figure out the family dynamics. They recognize the issues and see the pattern and want to ensure they don’t suffer from the same, and even protect others from succumbing to the same abusive behavior.
I don’t think Mary’s sexual orientation is a factor in her recognizing how things were amiss. I believe she is a sensitive, caring person who picked up on the toxicity at an early age, particularly seeing the ill treatment her father received and sought to find out why and how not to become the next victim of their horrendous behavior.
I’ve read the book and it is excellent. We know who Donald is, but I now understand from a psychological standpoint the dynamics of the family that produced such a flawed person. Mary’s journey in and out of the family is eye opening as to how she escaped the most egregious dysfunction
Just finished this book last night!
It validates what I had already ascertained as a clinician. Hope others make sure to read this!
My copy is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I can't wait to read it. The reviews I've heard have been glowing and from people I respect.
I hope you have a chance to interview Mary Trump on your program. Being her contemporary, you can ask a lot of intelligent, probing questions about her being a lesbian in this toxic family at that time. I was unhappy Rachel Maddow didn't touch on Mary's lesbianism; probably because of Maddow's loathing to be part of any story she covers. Nonetheless, it is something they have in common that could have provided some insight. Hopefully, you can do this if you chat with Mary.