Fire and Fury: Where to get the Trump White House tell-all now and why it's a big deal
Explosive tell-all "Fire and Fury" reveals Donald and Melania Trump maintain quite a distance, and not just in age.
The controversial best-seller "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" penned by Paterson native Michael Wolff hits shelves today.
According to a statement from a spokesperson for Henry Holt, the publisher of the book, the publication date for the controversial tell-all which led the president's lawyers to issue cease-and-desist letter trying to block its release, is available in all formats as of 9 a.m. Friday.
The book was originally scheduled to debut Tuesday.
What can readers expect from this "explosive" book? And amid all the frenzy and fury, where can you get a copy?
How can I get a copy now?
If you want a hard copy, you're out of luck in North Jersey. The book is already a best-selling item on Amazon, but it's also out of stock for the next month or two, according to the item listing.
In North Jersey, Barnes & Noble bookstores have a "handful" of copies of the hardcover at the Paramus store, according to staff. Instead, booksellers are encouraging readers to stop by the store to pick up one of the books from their limited stock. A staff member at the Paramus location said he was unsure when the next shipment would arrive.
Barnes and Noble bookstores in Clifton, Hackensack and Woodland Park are out of stock. However, two shipments are due in at the Clifton location next week, according to the bookseller.
Also, if you're new to Audible, Amazon's digital audiobook platform, you can get the controversial book for the low, low price of free when you sign up for a free trial.
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What if I'm not in a rush?
If you can wait for Amazon and Barnes & Noble to restock, you can get your hands on a hardcover in the coming weeks.
Bookends in Ridgewood is expecting a small shipment of books Monday, which can be preordered by phone.
Watchung Booksellers in Montclair is sold out, but is expecting a shipment in the next week and is accepting preorders.
Some Barnes & Noble booksellers will restock as soon as next week.
What's the big deal?
The backlash from the Trump administration has made the book wildly popular before it could be released. The title is already on Amazon's best seller list via pre-orders, and appears to be on backorder.
The publication date for the book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," was moved up to Friday, after the president's lawyers sent publishers a cease-and-desist letter trying to block its release. The publishers said the date was brought forward because of the demand for the book.
The book includes excerpts about the Trump children, clandestine meetings with Russian lawyers and portrays Trump as ignorant and mercurial, and his White House as in a near-constant state of chaos.
The pushback from the Trump administration has fueled interest in the book, which contains interviews with Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, who was fired by the president in August 2017.
Before the book could hit shelves, it was knocked by President Trump and the White House. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders described it as "filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House."
However, Wolff said he "absolutely spoke to the president, whether he realized it was an interview or not, but it certainly wasn't off the record," in an interview with NBC's Today show Friday.
Who is Michael Wolff?
Author, journalist and essayist Michael Wolff was born in Paterson in 1953. He is a graduate of Columbia University and author of seven books, including the new release, "Fire and Fury."
According to the White House, it was Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who signed off on most of Wolff's access.