The Watergate reporter who helped take down President Richard Nixon goes after Donald Trump with the shock upcoming ebook, ‘Worry,’ scheduled to hit shops on Sept. 11 after 19 months of under-the-radar reporting and late-night interviews.
The Day by day Mail reported that Bob Woodward stored the ebook a “secret” for the previous 19 months, in order that he might work on it in non-public.
“’Worry’ is essentially the most acute and penetrating portrait of a sitting president ever revealed through the first years of an administration,” Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp mentioned in a press release on Monday when the ebook was introduced.
In keeping with the Washington Submit – the place Woodward has labored for 47 years – the Watergate icon stored a “low profile” whereas engaged on the ebook.
“The writer has informed associates, he’s gone again to a number of the signature strikes of his youthful reporting days,” Washington Submit reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia wrote.
A press launch for “Worry,” payments the ebook as an unprecedented look into “the harrowing life inside Donald Trump’s White Home and the way the president makes selections on main overseas and home insurance policies.” Woodward carried out “a whole lot of hours of interviews with firsthand sources” for the ebook that claims to convey “to mild the explosive debates that drive decision-making within the Oval Workplace, the State of affairs Room, Air Power One and the White Home residence.”
Woodward shared a Pulitzer Prize with Carl Bernstein for the Washington Submit’s protection of the Watergate scandal that helped uncover particulars that resulted in Nixon’s resignation. Bernstein – now a CNN contributor — has been a harsh critic of President Trump
“That is the within story on President Trump as solely Bob Woodward can inform it,” Karp mentioned.
“The anticipated tenor of the ebook is underscored by its unsettling cowl, an excessive close-up of a squinty-eyed Trump depicted by means of a gauzy crimson filter,” Roig-Franzia wrote.
The Submit additionally famous that Woodward has been exhibiting up “at essential individuals’s homes unannounced to ask for interviews” late at evening and has informed associates that reporting on Trump has felt like a “rebirth.”
Woodward was performed by iconic actor Robert Redford within the 1976 movie, “All of the President’s Males,” which was primarily based on the ebook he co-authored with Bernstein about their Watergate reporting.
“Worry” will likely be Woodward’s 19th ebook for Simon & Schuster. Twelve of them have turn out to be No. 1 nationwide bestsellers.
Trump was not interviewed for “Worry” in keeping with The Day by day Mail, which suggests the title comes from a 2016 interview that Woodward and political reporter Robert Costa carried out with then-candidate Trump.
“Actual energy is thru respect… actual energy is, I do not even need to use the phrase, ‘concern,’” Trump reportedly informed Woodward and Costa through the interview.