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    Trump's ghostwriter—big part in "uncanny businessman" reputation—denounces candidacy

    "The Art of the Deal" came out in 1987, well before "The Apprentice" and New York City patronage made Trump a national figure.

    I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
    If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”

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    Maybe Schwartz will give us more details in his speech in Cleveland this week.

    Can't wait to hear that one, I tells ya.

    Perhaps Mr Schwartz is seeking his 15 minutes.

    To cash in, ya know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Maybe Schwartz will give us more details in his speech in Cleveland this week.

    Can't wait to hear that one, I tells ya.

    Perhaps Mr Schwartz is seeking his 15 minutes.

    To cash in, ya know.
    You thought Trump actually wrote the book himself, didn't you?

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    Didn't care one way or the other.

    I assume the vast majority of celebs do not write their own books.

    Since Trump is at the peak of his fame right now, maybe this "author" is trying for his 15 minutes.

    What better time than right now to cash in?

    Wonder what other books, if any, this guy has ghost written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Didn't care one way or the other.

    I assume the vast majority of celebs do not write their own books.

    Since Trump is at the peak of his fame right now, maybe this "author" is trying for his 15 minutes.

    What better time than right now to cash in?

    Wonder what other books, if any, this guy has ghost written.
    This is the only one he wants to change the title to "The Sociopath"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Maybe Schwartz will give us more details in his speech in Cleveland this week.

    Can't wait to hear that one, I tells ya.

    Perhaps Mr Schwartz is seeking his 15 minutes.

    To cash in, ya know.

    He already cashed in, by writing the book.

    He's merely lamenting now that, in hindsight, it might not have been worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    "The Art of the Deal" came out in 1987, well before "The Apprentice" and New York City patronage made Trump a national figure.
    I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
    If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”
    THANKS for this! I've been wondering for MONTHS, given Trump's inability to put together a cogent sentence, how in the hell he wrote that book. I thought he must have had one HELLUVA an editor. Ghostwriters are COMMON. But didn't TRUMP SAY he wrote this book?? Didn't he hold it up as 2 of the best books ever written was HIS book and the BIBLE? Oh well, the BIBLE was 'ghostwritten' too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    THANKS for this! I've been wondering for MONTHS, given Trump's inability to put together a cogent sentence, how in the hell he wrote that book. I thought he must have had one HELLUVA an editor. Ghostwriters are COMMON. But didn't TRUMP SAY he wrote this book?? Didn't he hold it up as 2 of the best books ever written was HIS book and the BIBLE? Oh well, the BIBLE was 'ghostwritten' too.
    Schwartz's name has been on the cover since at least the Second Edition, but the way Schwartz has said it now, he wrote 90 percent of the book and Trump supplied some rather generic ideas that he then had to arrange into something sensible. Of course he would say that, but the idea of an explicitly illiterate Trump is both entertaining and realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Maybe Schwartz will give us more details in his speech in Cleveland this week.

    Can't wait to hear that one, I tells ya.

    Perhaps Mr Schwartz is seeking his 15 minutes.

    To cash in, ya know.
    What are you referring to, exactly? Tony Schwartz isn't on the RNC speakers list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Didn't care one way or the other.

    I assume the vast majority of celebs do not write their own books.

    Since Trump is at the peak of his fame right now, maybe this "author" is trying for his 15 minutes.

    What better time than right now to cash in?

    Wonder what other books, if any, this guy has ghost written.
    So...how would he cash in? How would he benefit monetarily?

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