With just one day to go before Trump's inUGHuration, his new book, "The Art of the Con," hit the bookstore shelves.
“I like a lot of books,” said Trump in a recent interview. “I like reading books. I don’t have the time to read very much now in terms of the book, but I like reading them.” Really. He really said this.
“And now I’ve written the two biggest sellers of all time, The Art of the Deal and The Art of the Con. The Art of the Con comes out today, and it’s a good book. A great book – a very great book – and I think people who don’t have time to read books but like to read books like I do, I think they’re really going to want to read this book. I'ts a great book."
Trump has, of course, been tweeting about his new magnum opus. Since 3:00 a.m. this morning.
Pictured at the right: Trump's new book Trump and the Art of the Con.
Pictured below: Tweets by @realDonaldTrump about his very great book "Trump and the Art of the Con." Click the images to enlarge.
Of course, all of Trump's ballyhoo about his book reminded us of Emmett Lee Dickinson's poem "There is no Friggin' book like Mine" (below on the left). Perhaps that poem inspired Trump to write his book about the art of the con? Maybe. Maybe not. But we are sure that Dickinson's poem was one of the inspirations for Emily Dickinson to write her poem "There is no Frigate like a Book" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
There is no Friggin’ book like Mine
To take your Cash away
It’s like the Courses at Trump U.
With what I have to Say –
All other Books the poorest take
And then they pay the Toll –
So show your smarts and buy my Book
Or lose your Human soul
By Emily Dickinson:
There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry--
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll--
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human soul