The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen
Okay, first things first. This is not an attack on Trump, those in his cabinet, or those who voted for him. This contains neither doom nor gloom, and it’s certainly not some liberal wankfest bemoaning the end of the republic.
This is a look at ten important topics in modern politics — from civil rights and energy to national security and LGBTQ issues — and a brief history lesson in each, including how previous presidents handled them, from introducing legislation to ignoring them entirely. Then, Obama’s record and legacy regarding each topic is summarized — his successes and failings alike — before the question of how President Trump might handle each subject is tackled, based entirely on what he said during the campaign or in the early days after the election.
The Trump Survival Guide is measured, fair, and dare I say, optimistic about what’s to come, refusing to give in to sentiment or bias toward either party. But it also offers dozens of good ideas, references to seek out, and worthy causes to donate your time and energy toward supporting. It reminds us that democracy is nothing something we have, it is something we participate in.
Dey Street Books