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Trump: The Art of the Comeback

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Trump's story begins when many real estate moguls went belly-up in what he calls the Great Depression of 1990. Trump reveals how he renegotiated millions of dollars in bank loans and survived the recession, paving the way for a resurgence, during which he built the most successful casino operation in Atlantic City, broke ground on one of the biggest and most lucrative deve ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published October 27th 1997 by Crown Business
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Nandakishore Varma
Feb 02, 2016 marked it as never-ever
The Iowa Caucus
Seems to have lost focus:
Else why would they dump
A winner like Trump?

But he'll be back in a hurry,
None of you worry!
Because it's just his fate
To make America great!

What did I say?
Trump's on fire
In New Hampshire!

After biting the dust
He did not go bust:
Now he's leading the pack!
This is the art of comeback.

South Carolina says
That Donald should be Prez.
He's trumped all the rest
In the presidential quest!

Now it seems sure
That Trump will endure
Feb 02, 2016 marked it as not-to-read
After that annoying hiccup last night in Iowa I'm sure you'd hear some people whining and moaning and carrying on, but not the author of The Art of the Comeback! He won't be complaining he was five points behind Cruz, no sir, he'll be pleased he was a whole point ahead of Rubio. He won't be bitching that his glass is half empty, he'll be telling his friends it's half full. Well, maybe a quarter full if you want to get really technical, but the bottom line is that nearly 25% of the delegates were ...more
May 03, 2016 marked it as to-read-not
♫ Trump thing, you make my heart sink
You make everything gloomy, Trump thing

Trump thing, I think I loathe you

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Chris Gordon
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun fact before we start the review: In the first chapter of this book, Donald Trump included a photo of himself with then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. In the caption, he lauded her success and even complimented her as being “wonderful!” I just thought that was a hilarious detail, in hindsight, that all prospective readers needed to be aware of; it doesn't get funnier than that!

As part of my quest to read every significant publication by Donald Trump, my next foray into the President's bibliogr
May 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
Barbara Paola
Horrible, just like he is. I’m surprised I finished it. I read it only because we’ve had it for 20 years. The most self aggrandizing book I’ve ever read. I’m surprised he didn’t demand Ali to hand over the title of the greatest. Women -or girls to him, money, f&cking people over, winning, member of the lucky sperm club (his words, as if only men can make money) I can’t give this book even one star. He is the most self absorbed person on the planet, now, then, since he was born.
Jan 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: success

This is my first Trump book but I knew what I was getting into. It's basically a long book of Trump talking about himself and his accomplishments. He goes on and on about all the famous people he knows and the awards he won for his wonderful work.

It is fascinating though. It's a good way to get inside of his head and see how he brought himself out of a low point in his life. It's written like a biography of sorts.

This is Trump's version of all the stories that have been told about him in the m
Treasure I. Moore, Author
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Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: business
I recently read Trump's "Art of the Deal" which covers his career up until the mid-1980s. It was an interesting read but, as I mentioned in the review for that book, it was more autobiographical (about his many real estate deals) than business-oriented. I wanted to read this book because it covers Trumps career from the late-1980s to the late 1990s -- a time when Trump's empire crumbled due to the recession in the early 1990s. I had hoped to learn why he was so badly impacted by the recession, w ...more
Bernard Bentley
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
To achieve greatness and to be viewed by others as a true success only to lose it all is a big contrast. This book encompasses the will to fight from nothing to an even higher level of greatness then previously experienced. This book is proof that you are never too far down to make an incredible comeback.
Dan Alatorre
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A terrific set of stories that taught me a lot about making deals.
Brenda Christiansen
Jul 28, 2008 rated it it was ok
I only read part of this one. Another "Trump is Great" vehicle.
Shafik Keshavjee
Mar 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
One of his best books!
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Joe Santa Maria
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I read this the year it was published. Trump was a cartoonish figure in American pop culture even then. But, back then it was enjoyable in a strange way, to watch a self-obsessed, narcissistic, sociopath, brag about how brilliant he was. Mostly because EVERYONE was laughing AT him. His gold toilets, putting his name on anything that stood still more than 30 seconds, his constant, non-stop promotion of "huge new projects", and "giant announcements" that either never materialized or were significa ...more
Alex Pasquini
Oct 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
No this book is no good
Donald Trump
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg this bok wa soo god. Eye worsip it! It so god!
Dominic Jose
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Comeback season from the Goat
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
There are few greater megalomaniacs than Trump, but let's give credit to who credit is due. The guy knows how to generate wealth, even having lost everything. He never gave up hope despite stress from many corners.

This a good read for those looking for the kind of fortitude that pushes through the difficult and doesn't stop at the impossible.
Thùy Chi
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is amazing
Jul 26, 2009 added it
The book is an excellent example of comeback and it fits everywhere in your life even if you are an employee
Mar 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
First Trump book I ever read -- Still a classic, written after his 1st divorce when he was really down in the dumps and pulling himself back up...
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Donald John Trump is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, author and 45th President of the United States of America. He is the CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer, and the founder of Trump Entertainment, which operates several casinos. He received a great deal of publicity following the success of his reality television show, T ...more