Are readers ready for Melania Trump‘s side of the story? According to PageSix.com, the soon-to-be-former-First Lady is “taking meetings” about the possibility of penning a memoir. The book would be primarily about her time in the White House and, perhaps more importantly to her, would give her “a chance for her to earn on her own.” The source continues that Donald Trump is encouraging her on the deal.
She will not be “going as quietly as you might expect,” the source added, contrasting the First Lady’s heretofore private nature.
The news comes not long after Melania got burned by a former friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, whose book Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady is rich with juicy details about the First Lady, and not just concerning Christmas. After the embarrassment of its publication and subsequent tape leaks, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Wolkoff, in which she is charged with violating a nondisclosure agreement she had signed with the government.
A memoir from President Trump (one he promised to write in the wake of Bob Woodward‘s book) could cause headaches for publishers, but would be a certain financial windfall. As such, the topic remains controversial. Melania’s insights, however, might be an easier sell for publishers during a time of increased pushback from rank-and-file workers. The Slovenian-born architecture student who found fortune with photos that would make Abigail Adams blush has had, if nothing else, an unusual life.
Should the book actually happen, the mind reels at the possibilities. Who would dare blurb such a thing? Who would record the audio version? Would she go on Terry Gross? On thing is certain: her husband won’t likely read it.
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