Jayme Deerwester USA TODAY
Published 3:07 PM EDT May 22, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. is the newest member of the first family to land a book deal, joining father Donald, mother Ivana and sister Ivanka.
Center Street Books announced Wednesday that it would publish an as-yet-untitled book by the president’s eldest son later this year.
Center Street, which is part of Hachette Book Group, has also published books by Fox News personalities Jeanine Pirro and Gretchen Carlson.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Trump Jr., who frequently introduces the president at his political rallies, said his upcoming book would highlight “the great achievements” of his father’s administration. He said he would also write about his father’s supporters and critics.
Speaking of those critics, they didn’t hesitate to offer up title ideas for Trump Jr.’s as-yet-unnamed book.
“Twelve Years a Slave to Russian Banks,” suggested @Undershafted, in a reference to a 2008 remark by Trump Jr. in which he said “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section” of the Trump Organization’s assets.
“Unfortunate Son,” proposed Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant and author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies.”
“‘I Love It!’: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Collusion,” offered @NotARaja, a callback to Trump Jr.’s email communications with publicist Rob Goldstone, who helped facilitate the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.
@cassandra17lina came up with “The Spy Who Duped Me” – “with a special introduction by #NataliaVeselnitskaya.”
Not all of the titles were references to Russians.
@sylviatx came up with “Gone With the Wind: How Dad Lost All of Grandpa’s Money.” A May 5 New York Times story analyzed nearly a decade’s worth of tax documents and concluded that Trump Sr. had lost over $1 billion between 1985 and 1994.
@Joys_Desk submitted several title ideas, including “Children of a Lesser Man” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Was Trophy-Hunted,” a reference to Trump Jr.’s big-game-hunting hobby.
Not surprisingly, lots of the title pitches focused on nepotism and genetics.
From @farbiez came the Dr. Seuss-inspired “Hop on Pop’s Coattails – Thoughts from a Loser.”
“The Fault In Our Genes,” suggested @daveabrown, playing off the popular John Green book, “The Fault in Our Stars.”
“The Son Never Rises,” offered @grandmalaurie, riffing on the Ernest Hemingway classic, “The Sun Also Rises.”
@cptfunkadunk also went with a literary reference, pitching, “The Not Even Remotely Decent Gatsby.”
Even Trump Jr.’s siblings were enjoying watching the title ideas come in.
Half-sister Tiffany could only manage a crying-from-laughter emoji: “😂”
Ivanka wrote, “When #DonJrBookTitles is trending on Twitter… @EricTrump @LaraLeaTrump @TiffanyATrump @kimguilfoyle and I are having some fun with this one!”
Sadly, the Trump siblings and their significant others didn’t share any of their own ideas for what to call the book.
But Don Jr. was quick to remind Ivanka that turnabout is fair play.
“Apparently I’m due for some little sister revenge… just remember @IvankaTrump he (or she) who laughs last, laughs longest. I guess it’s time to write an Ivanka childhood stories chapter, lots of great material.”
Whether or not Don Jr.’s book contains an Ivanka chapter, The Daily Caller is excited.
“If Twitter is any indication, this should be good,” the conservative news site said.
Contributing: Associated Press
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