PositiveThe Washington PostAlthough these contradictions make Carter a potentially fascinating figure, he is a surprisingly boring subject for biography ... Bird’s book offers a rich and compelling account of Carter’s sincere efforts to make American policies match the nation’s ideals.
RaveThe Washington PostThe book covers a range of issues, from tax cuts to judicial appointments to immigration restrictions to foreign policy. In each area Garrett narrates the chaos created by the president. He \'rarely reads memos,\' and he often fails to tell his closest advisers what he has decided before they read about it on Twitter or somewhere else ... Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride captures the political storm and takes the reader to the center. Other journalists have reported on many of the same details, but Garrett provides a coherent narrative. His book allows readers to understand how different Trump really is — behind the scenes and on the surface — from other recent presidents who still define the image of the office. And we do not know how it will end, because Trump is making it up as he goes ... Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride is excellent journalism, an early draft of our current history.