November Book Review

This month’s review is by Richard Bellikoff

Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life

By Donald J. Trump

Unless you’ve been marooned on a remote island, this author needs no introduction. He claims that “if you absorb only ten percent of the wisdom in this book, you’ll still have a good shot at becoming a millionaire.”

“Wisdom” is typical Trump hyperbole, but he does give some practical advice on financial matters. The real estate section uses some of his own “beautiful” properties as examples. It wouldn’t be Trump without some ego-tripping. There’s also a consumer guide on how to spend your millions or billions once you’ve earned them.
The second half of the book starts with “Slices of the Billionaire’s Life,” a diary-like account of what it’s like to be Trump. There’s also a behind-the-scenes look at his first time hosting Saturday Night Live. The book closes with a backstage preview of the second season of “The Apprentice” (it was published in 2004, long before Trump’s entry into politics).

Not every book can give you a timeless literary experience. This is a good light read, for those curious about the philosophy and lifestyle of one of America’s foremost celebrities.


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