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"If you really want to hear about me running for president, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is what country I was born in, and what my experience holding political office is like, and what my tax returns say, and all that Mitt Romney kind of crap, but I don’t feel like talking about any of that, if you want to know the truth. And if I'm being honest -- I'm the ...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published October 13th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kelley
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Told in the voice of Donald J. Trump, it's a good thing this book was only 68 pages long because I couldn't have taken much more of "hearing" him in my head. The only thing that would have made this funnier is if it wasn't so true. ...more
Bren
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Short but so sweet.

Will make you laugh and cry simultaneously.

Read it!
Gisela Hausmann
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: politics
The idea is great, this book's only problem is that all of us have heard all many of the talking point over and again, especially the "juicy attention getters." That being said, the book is funny, nicely shaken and stirred.

Author John Marquane writes many things we think DT is thinking, like for instance,
"... If I couldn’t say whatever came into my mind about anything at any time, what was the point of becoming president, anyway? ..."

Other things, DT may be thinking but whether he does or not, m
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Seth Greenblatt
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm actually reading this in the wee hours on the day before the 2016 election, so this was apropos!

I'm actually reading this in the wee hours on the day before the 2016 election, so this was quite apropos. I've always loved Harvard Lampoon style of parody, so I had high hopes. I was not disappointed. Looking at the period immediately before the 2016 Presidential Election through the eyes of Donald Trump within the structure of The Catcher in the Rye is non-obvious, but natural. Mr Trump is the
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David Blaylock
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was not a fan of Catcher in the Rye, even less so with Donald Trump as the main protagonist.
Hendreich Alas
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall it is an a-okay book because it had a good lesson to learn at the end, the book kept itself interesting for me because of how he reacts and responds to something he has never encountered. But It is not my type of genre of books to read independently
Maggie Mattmiller
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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*I have to disclose that I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway but that is in no way impacting my review.*

In a literary sense, this book blew me away! It really nailed the tone and feel of Catcher In The Rye, and also nailed the tone of Donald Trump (and included some actual quotes and ideas of Trump. Major props to the author for staying true to both Sainger's style and Trump's ideas!

It definitely couldn't have been any longer, as I couldn't bear anymore Trump/Holden (when I f
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Aaron Lopez
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Candidate really did seem to capture the essence of Trump while weaving in many of his quotes and sayings. The book was actually quite funny.

Whatever your political position this book will bring laughs. You actually feel as though Trump is talking to you.

I had several moments where I was laughing out loud. I can't remember a time a book made me laugh this much.

I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a good laugh.

I received this book for free from Goodreads in exchange for an honest
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Jasmine
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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The Candidate in the Rye, by John Marquane, is The Catcher in the Rye retold. Instead of Holden Caulfield it's Donald Trump. I really enjoyed TCatcherITR. It was a great novel with a great message. Having said that, I thought TCandidateITR was pretty funny. I found myself smirking and laughing through out the whole novel. It was a light and quick read on a classic. ...more
Hyacinth
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I thought it was spot on. I laughed. I felt sad. I thought quietly in light of the elections and most of all I prayed seeing as how he is now the President-elect of the United States of America. My heart goes out to him because it's not going to be easy for him. As I was reading, I kept feeling conflicted...maybe it was me? I felt melancholy. I enjoyed the read though. ...more
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