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Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels

Full Disclosure

Stormy Daniels

3.78 out of 5

5 reviews

Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 2 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781529013795

The explosive tell-all book by Stormy Daniels which tells the story everyone wants to hear for the first time.

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4 stars out of 5
Peter Conrad
22 Oct 2018

"reveals her to be a defiant survivor, with an eye for scabrous detail"

If all this sounds as overblown as Stormy’s triple-D mammaries, then that’s because she is on a cosmic mission. After she fingered Trump, fans urged her to save the world; recently, she reports, they’ve “upgraded my job to saving the universe”. Like Wonder Woman, she accepts the challenge, though we shouldn’t expect an apocalyptic showdown, with Thunder and Lightning discharging fire and fury. Stormy has already done her bit by belittling Trump’s tackle and making him look, to use his own most hurtful word, like a loser. 

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3 stars out of 5
David Aaronovitch
6 Oct 2018

"now you have read my review you really don’t need to buy it"

I am serious when I say that, although I quite like the Stormy Daniels of the book, now you have read my review you really don’t need to buy it. The writing is surprisingly unemotional and undescriptive and the book seems a flat, flat landscape with maybe just one, small protruberance. And if you do? My guess is that you’ll never want to eat another mushroom, or play with another pair of furry dice.

4 stars out of 5
Laura Miller
2 Oct 2018

"She’s a witty, scrappy underdog who stood up to a fat cat and his big-city lawyers"

...she takes a bootstrapper’s pride in her self-made success—a marked contrast to Trump’s inherited wealth. She’s a witty, scrappy underdog who stood up to a fat cat and his big-city lawyers, to all the snooty hypocrites who turn their noses up at her in public while eagerly consuming her movies in private... Both Trump and Daniels like to trumpet their own achievements, but she’s actually earned hers the hard way. If he’s a fearless “straight-shooter,” Full Disclosureamply proves that she’s a far superior one—with much better aim. 

4 stars out of 5
22 Sep 2018

"This is a story for our times: ancient Rome has returned, complete with President Caligula"

As she has on television, in print Daniels emerges as no less than Trump’s equal. Just think of Tamar and Judah and the Book of Genesis. There’s something biblical about a wayward woman holding her accuser’s staff and staring him straight in the eye, especially when folks are prepared to burn her at the stake on account of his misdeeds...Make no mistake, Full Disclosure is a story for our times. Ancient Rome has returned, complete with bread and circuses and a president impersonating Caligula...For the moment, Daniels is one person with an unvarnished narrative.

4 stars out of 5
18 Sep 2018

"intensely intimate portrait of a clownish and insecure Trump"

With its intensely intimate portrait of a clownish and insecure Trump, the book lands after weeks in which the White House has struggled to debunk a portrait of an outmatched and incompetent president in a separate book, Bob Woodward’s Fear, and to debunk an editorial by anonymous administration official claiming that subordinates routinely ignore and subvert the president’s orders...Beginning with Daniels’s youth as a girl named Stephanie Clifford growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Full Disclosure tells a vivid story of childhood poverty, neglect and abuse, including sexual abuse by a middle-aged man beginning when Daniels was nine years old. The stories are intercut with light moments such as her time with a beloved pet horse and a crush on Patrick Swayze so intense she kissed a hole in her Dirty Dancing poster