Let Me Finish

Let Me Finish

Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-your-face Politics

Book - 2019
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The controversial former governor and presidential candidate traces his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, describes his long friendship with Donald Trump, and shares insights into the current administration.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316421799
0316421790
Branch Call Number: 921 CHRISTIE, CHRIS
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm

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wutitiz
Apr 06, 2019

I found this book to be much better than the normal political memoir. An interesting thing is his lambasting of Bob Woodward and his book 'Fear,' which I also read. Christie contradicts some pretty important stuff from 'Fear' and at one point refers to it as 'fictionalized version.'

If you read 'Fear' you should read 'Let Me Finish' too.

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nelson1949
Mar 29, 2019

An interesting read. You can hear Christie's voice come through as if he were speaking rather than writing. That being said, Christie is a blowhard who has an ego as big as his girth. From this book you would think that he single handedly won the election for Trump. I was also disappointed at his ethical standards by his comments on page 199: "Stopping Hillary the Democratic front runner, from being president was one of the biggest reasons for me to run. To me her judgment was suspect. So was her honesty."

So he supported Trump instead?! Talk about moral dissonance!

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rdtansey
Mar 16, 2019

I found the book mostly to be self serving but at the same time interesting. Living in New Jersey I am familiar with Christie's rise and fall from grace, but I did not know his background . Christie never criticizes Trump directly, and his hatred and distrust for Kushner and Bannon (both well deserved) is obvious from the beginning, Christie takes credit for all the positive events during the campaign but is quick to place blame on everyone else but himself when it comes to any of the train wreck issues involving this White House. Sorry, but you can't have it both ways. Friendship does tend to make you more accepting but in Christie's case he is totally blind.

Soon, the book's title becomes the reader's prayer.

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msemos1947
Feb 10, 2019

self serving white wash of trump blaming all on bannon and especially jarad while Christie knew all but no one would listen to him. waste of time

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lukasevansherman
Jan 31, 2019

That below comment is one of the funniest I've ever read on the website. Poor Chris Christie, another tragic white man who just wants to talk.

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perrystevenr
Jan 30, 2019

Little known fact: the title of this book refers to a plate of spaghetti.

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GeneralAmerica
Oct 05, 2018

Nobody cares about Christie - he ruined any credibility he had once he jumped on the Dump train.

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