Tony Schwartz Co-Author of The Art of the Deal is Acting Like a Jealous Child

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In an article on The New Yorker this morning, Donald Trump’s “Ghostwriter” tells all. Actually, he’s NOT the ghostwriter, but listed as the co-author (see book cover above) of Trump: The Art of the Deal – Tony Schwartz claims to have helped create the myth and now regrets it.

Here are my thoughts:

In the height of such a crucial election year, everyone is going to come crawling out of the woodwork seeking their 15-minutes. I’ve seen several from Hillary Clinton’s service detail come out talking about how mean and filthy-mouthed she is – although the claims against Hillary have been shared for several years. When anyone comes out in the midst of an election season like this, I find it hard to believe anything they say. Schwartz just seems like a jealous child to me.

James Patterson, one of my personal favorites, has several books that show a “co-author” – when I read any one of those, I naturally assume James did not write it, but lent his name to help the writer. I think the same way with Donald Trump, I never once thought he “wrote” it – only that he inspired the content.

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