(Wilson's) book is the story of a Republican Party whose shift towards Trumpism has left him furious, which he conveys with a biting, over-the-top writing style — a book he hopes is one 'of a number of poison darts in the neck of the monster.' ... The book has itself the intellectual rigor of a Comedy Central roast for Justin Bieber — and isn't conscious of its own central irony: Though it calls for ascending to a higher plane, beyond Trump, it's filled with empty insults ... He spends just 11 pages of his book briefly touching on what to do about Trump, and none of it is particularly interesting ... this book would have been better off left in a series of tweets.
Hear the sizzle? That’s the sound of Wilson, Republican strategist and now Never-Trumper, burning the president, his family, cabinet, and GOP stalwarts ... Each of the Trump all-stars gets his or her own page or two of skewering. The disclosures aren’t pretty, but the writing is very amusing and most revealing ... This (book) differs from many Trump books in that Wilson knows where the bodies are buried. Have shovel, will exhume. Expect howls of Republican rage and Democratic delight.
To Americans who didn't vote for President Trump, life in Trumplandia can often feel like being a survivor in a zombie flick...If, like me, you relate to this feeling, think of Rick Wilson as the bad-ass hombre who shows up in the middle of the second act, ready to teach us how to fight back ... Wilson critiques Trump and his enablers from the right. His raw-brawling style and deftly articulated rage at 'a certain frequent tweeter with an exotic dead-animal hairstyle and a notoriously short temper' have made Wilson an unexpected darling of the left, and a kind of Cassandra in steel-toed boots for his own party ... his book eviscerates the Republicans, donors, lobbyists, and consultant class that allowed Trump to rise.