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Publisher's Summary

This program includes an introduction read by the author.

If you can judge an audiobook by its enemies, Too Famous could be an instant classic.

Best-selling author of Fire and Fury and chronicler of the Trump White House Michael Wolff dissects more of the major monsters, media whores, and vainglorious figures of our time. His scalpel opens their lives, careers, and always equivocal endgames with the same vividness and wit he brought to his disemboweling of the former president. These brilliant and biting profiles form a mesmerizing portrait of the hubris, overreach, and nearly inevitable self-destruction of some of the most famous faces from the Clinton era through the Trump years. When the mighty fall, they do it with drama and with a dust cloud of gossip.

This collection pulls from new and unpublished work —recent reporting about Tucker Carlson, Jared Kushner, Harvey Weinstein, Ronan Farrow, and Jeffrey Epstein — and 20 years of coverage of the most notable egomaniacs of the time — among them, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, Rudy Giuliani, Arianna Huffington, Roger Ailes, Boris Johnson, and Rupert Murdoch — creating a lasting statement on the corrosive influence of fame. Ultimately, this is an examination of how the quest for fame, notoriety, and power became the driving force of culture and politics, the drug that alters all public personalities. And how their need, their desperation, and their ruthlessness became the toxic grease that keeps the world spinning.

You know the people here by name and reputation, but it’s guaranteed that after this audiobook you will never see them the same way again or fail to recognize the scorched earth the famous leave behind them.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Michael Wolff (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Tried to like it. Save your credit.

Nothing new here. Old gossip and who cares? I had to return for credit. Too bad.

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Very hard to listen to

The audio is painfully slow and monotone The author used old, tired cliches and boring comparisons in his condescending opinions of his subjects.
I was hoping for much more

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Can’t trust it.

I like Michael Wolff a lot and thought Fire and Fury was a great piece and an entertaining read…. However, Wolff’s tendency to go into long detail is what makes his works so entertaining. He spends a lot of time in this book building up everything “Russia-Gate” related and then just leaves the story flat only saying about finale of the saga that’s Trump basically escaped being removed from office.

I can’t trust anyone that is known for such detail who chooses to completely leave out the fact that the Russia-Gate story was completely made up and manufactured by the DNC in collaboration with Hillary Clinton …… the facts are out there. We all know what happened. Wolff definitely knows what happened……

Why leave it out?

This is what’s wrong with “Journalism” today…..

Now I’ll never read Wolff again. He’s lost his credibility with me.

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A remarkable and delicious history

This collection is a remarkable portrait of the last 25 years. Even though the articles were written over that wide range of time, Wolff’s theme is precisely rendered: in the globalized vortex of media, celebrity, money, and politics, everything and everyone has become obsessed with notoriety, and this compulsion is choking us just as surely as the rope around Jeffrey Epstein’s neck.

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Trash

Don’t wast your money. This book is nothing more than the rantings of an author who is way to impressed with himself.

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NOT my favorite Michael Wolff book

I bought this because I throughly enjoyed Michael Wolff's earlier books. This was my least favorite... mostly because I don't care about most of the people he chronicles here.

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Quite Interesting

I think Michael Wolf books are quite interesting, this book is no exception. Last chapter is about Epstein. I think a lot of what he writes about in that chapter is fairly new or certainly little know