He Started It! by Danny Zuker is a short and quick read that basically amounts to a horror story and a comedy all rolled into one. The unfortunate piece Presents itself in the fact that the nightmare is real and none of us can really wake up from it while the humorous pieces sadly only serve to exacerbate the horrifying nature of it all. Zuker is a man with a hilarious, yet truly distressing account of the current trash that is warming up a seat in the Oval Office. His book, He Started It! depressingly reveals a number of key facets to the personality of the man currently attempting (and failing miserably) to run the country of the United States via a variety of tweets between him and the author.
Had this despicable narcissist not been elected as President, I imagine this book would have been a lot more amusing and a lot less terrifying. I always thought Donald Trump was a joke, continued to think it as he announced his candidacy, and was horrified by it when my idiot father suddenly told me that he supported him. There is truly no greater feeling of dejection than realizing that the racist, sexist, homophobic narcissist was actually being taken seriously.
This book is mainly just a collection of tweets between Danny Zuker and Donald Trump in which Zuker regularly calls out to Trump’s low self-esteem and incessant need for complimentary approval. It reveals truths about the President even as his every day tweets continue to reveal them now. With commentaries from Zuker throughout, you get a real sense of what was important to Donald Trump, the fact that his lying certainly didn’t start with his run for President, and a deep look into his deeply unstable mental state.
But the best part about He Started It! is the fact that Zuker is donating all proceeds from this book to wonderful and exceedingly important organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and World Wildlife Fund all that have been hurt by Trump and his administration in their goals to destroy the country (and quite possibly the world). And that alone is a reason to buy this book. We’ve got to resist Trump as much as we can and I truly could not thank Zuker more for his efforts.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.