Trump's niece's tell-all memoir sells nearly 1 million copies on first day
A bestseller, by Mary L. Trump. /AFP

A bestseller, by Mary L. Trump. /AFP

A new book on U.S. President Donald Trump written by his niece sold nearly a million copies on the first day it hit the shelves in bookstores across the United States, its publisher said Thursday.

Mary L. Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" is billed as the first unflattering portrayal of the U.S. president by a family insider.

Mary, a psychologist whose father was Trump's oldest brother Fred, accuses the president of hubris and ignorance, and says he fits the clinical criteria for being a narcissist.

The 950,000 copies sold Tuesday, including pre-orders as well as audio and digital versions, "is a company record" for the Simon & Schuster publishing house, it said in a statement.

The White House has dismissed the memoir as a "book of falsehoods."


The president's younger brother Robert Trump went to court to try to block publication, arguing that Mary was violating a non-disclosure agreement signed in 2001 after the settlement of her grandfather's estate, but to no avail.

Simon & Schuster has ordered more copies printed, which will bring the number to 1.15 million for the American market alone.

The book, originally scheduled for the end of July, has topped the Amazon bestseller list in Canada and Australia.

It includes a number of allegations about President Trump, including how his upbringing led to his worldview and the derision he showed his father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

(With input from AFP)

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