Unbelievable

Unbelievable

By Katy Tur

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4.5
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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review

FROM THE RECIPIENT OF THE  2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.

Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple.

From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car.

None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur.

Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?

Reviews

  • Unbelievable

    5
    By Word Lover 70
    This book by Katy Tur is a great read. Pace is quick and the reader can feel the emotions of a reporter on the road ,meeting deadlines, writing headlines, staying on top of the latest news and developments in a presidential campaign. The author is a bright, articulate news woman and creative story teller. It has been a positive experience reading her revelations and documentation over months of being on the campaign trail. Brava Katy!!
  • "Unbelievable," A Must-Read

    5
    By Richardson32
    Katy Tur's account of following the Trump campaign gives us a glimpse into the world of the political reporter. It's very interesting to read about what goes on outside of the reporting that we, the audience, get to see on television each day. I can't imagine what the media has had to endure as Donald Trump berated them daily and vilified them in front of the nation. In my opinion, Trump is a vile human being and thoroughly unfit for the office of POTUS. I can't imagine anything good coming from this presidency. Perhaps, however, the one good thing to emerge from the circus of his campaign and election is Katy Tur and her promising career.
  • Truly believable!

    5
    By Kidsrn6
    Katy Tur is a hero in my mind! This book is fascinating and factual! There's no way you could make this stuff up! She deserves every accolade she receives for writing this amazing book! I seriously could hardly put it down! I can't believe the crap she endured to cover this person, who somehow began the President of the United States. It's still unbelievable!!
  • "Unbelievable!"

    5
    By sdb39
    I couldn't put it down! It's unbelievably well written and unbelievably insightful. Congrats Katy!
  • Was Ok

    3
    By CateKendall
    She's admirably tenacious. Book was good but it just seemed to lose steam at the end.
  • Katy Tur Book Review

    2
    By Dwelc39
    This book is nothing more then an attention seeking piece. I don't think that she should make any money off of exploiting Donald trump and I think that is exactly what this book is doing. I am not a trump supporter by any means and I think he has made very inappropriate and insensitive comments and I don't believe he was the right choice for president but that doesn't mean that Katy tur should be able to make money off stretching the truth and exploiting Donald trump. 2 stars.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By RickH1234
    Katy captured "Unbelievable," you will love it. How she survived will remain a mystery for years to come.
  • Could not put it down.

    5
    By North Cleveland
    Reads like you are having beers with Katy as she tells this story. Read it in one day. Great story telling.
  • Unbelievable

    5
    By Salita57
    Really, really interesting. Enjoyed and appreciated Katy pre-election and this book gives the inside story from day one. She is an undeniable talent in so many ways! Thanks for a great read.

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