March 16, 2017
Would-be First Lady Ivana Trump is writing a book about how she taught her children “not to lie, cheat or steal”
by Taylor Sperry
Try getting through this announcement without rolling your eyes.
The Associated Press reports that Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, is publishing a new memoir (due out from Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books on September 12) called Raising Trump, about the couple’s three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
“I was a tough and loving mother who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat or steal, respect for others, and other life lessons.”
A job well done, Ivana.
While the dominant theme of this announcement is Ivana’s success as a mother—“Raising Trump was in part a response to compliments she receives about her children,” in whom she has instilled a sense of “loyalty, honesty, integrity and drive”—the article is peppered with anecdotes about the Trumps’ divorce “amid revelations Donald Trump had been having an affair with Marla Maples,” the nondisclosure agreement that was a part of that divorce, and the $25 million lawsuit Donald brought after Ivana published her “dishy, ridiculous, semi-autobiographical 1992 novel,” For Love Alone.
Gallery is calling the book, which is “unlikely to be critical of the president,” “non-political.”
Taylor Sperry is a former Melville House editor.