... for all the hype around Wolkoff having secretly taped Melania, her book is sedate, not tempestuous. It informs, but it lacks the bombshell revelations that can make this genre compelling or darkly entertaining ... Wolkoff’s tale is one of friendship lost, as opposed to wholesale dysfunction or searing intra-familial enmity.
... this is not a giggly tell-all ... the author looks back at the beginnings of an administration that was born in chaos, filled with people who had sharp elbows, presided over by a family willing to turn on anyone who crosses them.
If you’re down to rehash four years of Trump-related scandals from an ex-FLOTUS ally’s viewpoint, this is the book for you. Then again, that might be giving Melania and Me a bit too much credit for potential juiciness. Ms. Winston Wolkoff does offer some salacious details about life in the first family’s inner circle, but nothing all that surprising to anyone who’s been paying attention.