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Organisational Psychology For IOP2602 - Organisational Behaviour, Global & Southern African Perspectives, 3rd Edition... Organisational Psychology For IOP2602 - Organisational Behaviour, Global & Southern African Perspectives, 3rd Edition (Paperback, 1st UNISA Custom Edition)
S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G. Roodt 3
R484 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R99 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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Blackwashing Homophobia - Violence And The Politics Of Sexuality, Gender And Race (Paperback): Melanie Judge Blackwashing Homophobia - Violence And The Politics Of Sexuality, Gender And Race (Paperback)
Melanie Judge 2
R345 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex identities increasingly secure legal recognition across the globe, these formal equality gains are contradicted by the continued presence of violence. Such violence emerges as a political pressure point for contestations of identity and power within wider systems of global and local inequality. Discourses of homophobia-related violence constitute subjectivities that enact violence and that are rendered vulnerable to it, as well as shaping political possibilities to act against violence. Blackwashing Homophobia critiques prevailing discourses through which violence and its targets are normatively understood, exploring the knowledge regimes in which multiple forms of othering are both reproduced and/or resisted.

This book draws on primary research on lesbian subjectivity and violence in South Africa examining the intersections of sexual, gender, race and class identities, and the contemporary politics of violence in a postcolonial context:

  • What are the contending ways of knowing homosexuals and the violence they face?
  • How are the causes, characters, consequence of, and 'cures' for, violence constructed through such knowledges and what are their power effects?

The book explores these questions and their implications for how violence, as an instrument of power, might be countered. Blackwashing Homophobia is a timely intervention for theorising the discourse of homophobia-related violence and what it reveals and conceals, enables and hinders, in relation to queer identities and political imaginaries in times of violence. The book's interdisciplinary approach to the topic will appeal to social and political scientists, philosophers and psychology professionals, as well as to advanced psychology undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

Madness - Stories Of Uncertainty And Hope (Paperback): Sean Baumann Madness - Stories Of Uncertainty And Hope (Paperback)
Sean Baumann
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"A patient is standing in the middle of the river. He gazes across the water to the city and the mountain above where the sun is setting. His back is turned to the hospital. The nurses are waiting for him patiently on the river bank. He seems uncertain whether to cross the river or to return. There is no danger. He is on the edge, in an in-between space, as is the hospital where I have worked as a specialist psychiatrist for over twenty-five years."

For many of us, what lies beyond conventional portrayals of mental illness is often shrouded in mystery, misconception and fear. Dr Sean Baumann spent decades as a psychiatrist at Valkenberg Hospital and, through his personal engagement with patients’ various forms of psychosis, he describes the lived experiences of those who suffer from schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and other disorders.

The stories told are authentic, mysterious and compelling, representing both vivid expressions of minds in turmoil and the struggle to give form and meaning to distress. The author seeks to describe these encounters in a respectful way, believing that careless portrayals of madness cause further suffering and perpetuate the burden of stigma.

Baumann argues cogently for a more inclusive way of making sense of mental health. With sensitivity and empathy, his enquiries into the territories of art, psychology, consciousness, otherness, free will and theories of the self reveal how mental illness raises questions that affect us all.

Madness is illustrated by award-winning artist Fiona Moodie.

Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback): Rutger Bregman Humankind - A Hopeful History (Paperback)
Rutger Bregman 2
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) In stock

'If you only read one book this year, make it this one' CATHY RENTZENBRINK

'This book must be read by as many people as possible - only when people change their view of human nature will they begin to believe in the possibility of building a better world' GRACE BLAKELEY

'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN

It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.

Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.

In this major book, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world's most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram's Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think - and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.

It is time for a new view of human nature.

Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R580 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R42 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a duology consisting of Child and Adolescent Development (2nd ed.) and Adult Development and Ageing (2nd ed).

Owing to the topics covered, there is some overlapping, but this is relatively minimal.

A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition): V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka 9
R267 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R32 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This revised edition of A Student’s A-Z of Psychology is a response to the requirements of the modern learning environment. It provides the core psychological knowledge required for a first year course in psychology as well as information on specific skills-based topics. As an alphabetically arranged resource, it is an easy-to-use companion for the entry-level student of psychology.

Contents Include:

  • Cognition: Thinking
  • Consultation scenario for a psychological research project
  • Consultation scenario for a stress management programme
  • Consultation scenario for a study management programme
  • Consultation interview
  • Emotion and motivation
  • Emotion: Classification of
  • Emotion: Concept of
  • Emotion: Theories of
  • Emotional intelligence: Concept of
  • Emotions: Interpretation of
  • Groups: Attributes of human groups
  • Groups: Differentiation of groups
  • Groups: Interaction of groups
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the neuron
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the synapse
  • Human nervous system: Structure and function
  • Human nervous system: The structure of the neuron
  • Individual differences in behaviour
  • Information analysis: Correlation between variables
  • Information analysis: Difference between groups
  • Information modelling: Expandable tree structures
  • Information modelling: Flow charts
  • Information modelling: Graphs
  • Information modeling: Visiograms
  • Intelligence: Concept and measurement of
  • Intelligence: Theories of
  • Intelligence and creativity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Learning: Concept of
  • Learning: Social learning
  • Memory
  • Motivation: The nature of motivated behaviour
  • Motivation: The process of motivated behaviour
  • Personality and health
  • Personality concepts
  • Personality theories
  • Presentations
  • Psychological disorders
  • Psychological programme: Content for stress management
  • Psychological programme for stress
  • Psychological programme for study management
  • Psychological programmes
  • Psychological science
  • Psychology: What is it all about?
  • Research essays
  • Self: The concept of self
  • Self: The dynamics of self
  • Self: The foundations of self
  • Sensation and perception
  • Sensation: The visual system
  • Social issues
Adult Development and Ageing (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Adult Development and Ageing (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Psychology - Themes and Variations South African Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Junaid Hassim, Wayne Weiten Psychology - Themes and Variations South African Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Junaid Hassim, Wayne Weiten
R878 R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Save R115 (13%) In stock

Psychology Themes and Variations continues to offer a superb thematic organisation together with practical applications and South African examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. The text surveys psychology's broad range of content with three aims: to illuminate the process of research and its relationship to application, to show both the unity and diversity of psychology's subject matter, and to help students master the basic concepts and principles of psychology .

Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, 7th edition): Robert Sternberg, Karin Sternberg Cognitive Psychology (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Robert Sternberg, Karin Sternberg 4
R982 R841 Discovery Miles 8 410 Save R141 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

With an accessible, easy-to-understand writing style, Cognitive Psychology, Seventh Edition will give you the tools you need to be successful in the course.

You'll explore the basics of cognitive neuroscience, attention and consciousness, perception, memory, knowledge representation, language, problem solving and creativity, decision making and reasoning, and intelligence. The authors' "from lab to life" approach covers theory, lab and field research, and applications to everyday life that demonstrate the relevance of what you are studying.

A review of key themes at the end of every chapter will help you spend more time studying important information and less time trying to figure out what you need to know.

Introduction To Psychological Assessment (Paperback, 4th Edition): C. Foxcroft, G. Roodt Introduction To Psychological Assessment (Paperback, 4th Edition)
C. Foxcroft, G. Roodt 2
R544 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R52 (10%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days
Abnormal Psychology - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alban Burke Abnormal Psychology - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alban Burke 1
R589 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Abnormal Psychology provides a good introduction to the study of psychological disorders from a South African perspective. The book refers to both International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify and define mental disorders. It is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology at universities and is endorsed by PsySSA.
The second edition of Abnormal Psychology features new chapters on western and African aetiological models, psychological manifestations of physical illness, and mental wellness. It includes South African research where relevant with a greater focus on analysing South African contexts.

Selfie - How We Became So Self-Obsessed And What It's Doing To Us (Paperback): Will Storr Selfie - How We Became So Self-Obsessed And What It's Doing To Us (Paperback)
Will Storr 1
R330 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We live in an age of perfectionism.

Every day, we’re bombarded with the beautiful, successful, slim, socially-conscious and extroverted individual that our culture has decided is the perfect self. We see this person constantly in shop windows, in newspapers, on the television, at the movies and all over our social media. We berate ourselves when we don’t match up to them – when we’re too fat, too old, too poor or too sad. This cycle can be extremely bad for us. In recent years, psychologists have even begun to think that many people take their own lives because of the impossible standards that are set for who they ought to be.

Will Storr began to wonder about this perfect self that torments so many of us. Who, actually, is this person? Why does it hold such power over us? Could it be humanity’s deadliest idea? And, if so, is there any way we can break its spell? To find out, Storr takes us on a journey from the shores of Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, the encounter groups of 1960s California and self-esteem evangelists of the late twentieth century to modern-day America, where research suggests today’s young people are in the grip of an epidemic of narcissism. He’ll tell the strange story of the individualist Western self from its birth on the Aegean to the era of hyper-individualistic neoliberalism in which we find ourselves today.

Selfie reveals, for the first time, the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately . . . because it’s us.

Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition): M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder
R712 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R78 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

This textbook focuses on the connections between psychological theory and human resource management within the South African context.

Features:

  • South African text with local examples and case studies makes text more accessible and easier for students to relate
  • Review questions challenge students to analyse material with the aim of broadening their understanding of content
  • Suitable activities for class discussion and written assignments Easy reference for key concepts and themes
  • New case studies, new examples and updated references
  • Research trends and practices in the field
Understanding Psychopathology - South African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Alban Burke, Tracy-Lee Austin, Christiaan... Understanding Psychopathology - South African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Alban Burke, Tracy-Lee Austin, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Karel Botha, Edwin Du Plessis, …
R590 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Understanding Psychopathology: South African Perspectives 3e provides a solid introduction to the study of mental disorders that incorporates socio-cultural, psychological and biomedical dimensions. It refers to criteria from both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) and the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD–10) to describe and define mental disorders. It also looks at the ICD–11, and how this new version has been harmonised with the DSM–5.

The third edition of this book, previously published as Abnormal Psychology revised second edition, presents South African debates and data to ensure that it is relevant to the local context. In addition, research from the rest of Africa has been integrated into the book to show how other countries in our region are grappling with topical issues.

This book is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology as part of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences degree at Universities. It has been written by academics and practitioners from across South Africa.

Can We Talk ... Will I Listen? - A Journey Towards The Healing Power Of Dialogue (Paperback): Elke Geising Can We Talk ... Will I Listen? - A Journey Towards The Healing Power Of Dialogue (Paperback)
Elke Geising 4
R86 Discovery Miles 860 In stock

In 2002 Elke moved to South Africa to start a new phase of life. Having been a successful international business woman, she wanted to share her knowledge and resources. She knew little about the traumatic history of apartheid and the brutal impact of racism in the country. To serve to lead – supporting South African women to succeed was the motto of the social entrepreneurship organisation she created. The book is a powerful testimony of successful women entrepreneurs in spite of the huge challenges faced by them in a still deeply divided country.

Little did Elke know that soon she would face a deeply jarring crisis, profoundly challenging her white western identity and values which seemed ill gotten in the context of white society’s racism and the brutal exclusion and oppression of black South Africans. The book tells with shocking honesty how she reached a breaking point, realizing that once again she belonged to the culture of perpetrators. She struggles with white society’s denial, silence, blaming and selfish protection of false privilege; it felt so painfully similar to post Nazi Germany from where Elke fled as a young adult, feeling such shame and guilt about her parents participation and her struggle with ‘loving parents and their evil choices’.

The book describes a gripping journey towards the healing power of dialogue. She meets amazing black South Africans, generous, dignified and accomplished who offer her guidance and embrace her in friendship and love. In that process, Elke shifts from anger and resentment into taking responsibility beyond shame and guilt as a descendant of Nazi parents and today as an undeservedly benefitting white South African. Together with a deeply committed Jewish educator Elke starts inter-racial dialogue sessions with school groups, students, teachers and scholars at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town. Elke’s narrative is an moving account of conversations between people of diverse backgrounds, sharing their deep seated pain and shame.

Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th ed): L. Swartz, C. De la Rey, N. Duncan, L Townsend, Vivien O'Neill Psychology - An Introduction (Paperback, 4th ed)
L. Swartz, C. De la Rey, N. Duncan, L Townsend, Vivien O'Neill 3
R700 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R77 (11%) In stock

Psychology: An Introduction is a comprehensive psychology textbook aimed at first year students.

The 4th edition has been revised to focus on key areas of the undergraduate syllabus. The book retains its strength in providing students with a sound theoretical foundation, as well as streamlining the detail provided in the narrative introductions, research findings and relevant case studies. This gives students the tools to develop their own ideas and to engage critically with the content.

Psychology: An Introduction provides an excellent foundation for students pursuing careers in diverse fields, such as health, education, business, and social development.

Cognitive Psychology (Paperback): Johanna Van Hooff, E. Goldstein Cognitive Psychology (Paperback)
Johanna Van Hooff, E. Goldstein 3
R965 R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Save R140 (15%) In stock

Cognitive Psychology is an excellent introduction to the study of cognition, providing insight into both psychological and physiological aspects of the mind. The text covers key concepts and draws on interesting and relevant research to give students a thorough understanding of the subject. Written in an engaging and accessible style, students will learn the theory and its practical applications for everyday life through a wealth of examples and illustrations. This first edition has been updated and adapted for the UK, European, South African and Middle Eastern markets, drawing on recent research and relevant examples from these regions to enable students to fully relate to the topics discussed.

The World Looks Like This From Here - Thoughts On African Psychology (Paperback): Kopano Ratele The World Looks Like This From Here - Thoughts On African Psychology (Paperback)
Kopano Ratele
R250 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What does the world look like from Africa? What does it mean to think, feel, express without apology for being African? How does one teach society and children to be African – with full consciousness and pride? In institutions of learning, what would a textbook on African-centred psychology look like? How do researchers and practitioners engage in African social psychology, African-centred child development, African neuropsychology, or any area of psychology that situates African realities at the centre?

Questions such as these are what Kopano Ratele grapples with in this lyrical, philosophical and poetic treatise on practising African psychology in a decolonised world view. Employing a style common in philosophy but rarely used in psychology, the book offers thoughts about the ideas, contestation, urgency and desire around a psychological praxis in Africa for Africans.

While setting out a framework for researching, teaching and practicing African psychology, the book in part coaxes, in part commands and in part urges students of psychology, lecturers, researchers and therapists to reconsider and reach beyond their received notions of African psychology.

Child and adolescent development (Paperback, 2nd ed): D.A. Louw, A.E. Louw Child and adolescent development (Paperback, 2nd ed)
D.A. Louw, A.E. Louw 1
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Psychology In The Work Context (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Ziel Bergh Psychology In The Work Context (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Ziel Bergh
R554 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R53 (10%) In stock

Psychology in the work context 5e is an introductory text for students of industrial and organisational psychology. The book provides a comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding work behaviour and relationships at work and equips the student with a theoretical framework form which to analyse issues in the work place.

Personology: From individual to ecosystem (Paperback, 5th ed): C. Moore, H. Viljoen, W. Meyer, A. Hurst, D.  Painter, T. ... Personology: From individual to ecosystem (Paperback, 5th ed)
C. Moore, H. Viljoen, W. Meyer, A. Hurst, D. Painter, … 3
R748 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R143 (19%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Personology - From individual to ecosystem fifth edition explains the widest spectrum of personality theories and approaches in the clearest way possible. Traditional approaches to personality theories and cutting-edge theories are comprehensively covered. The methodological approach stresses the practical implications of the theories and perspectives for everyday living. Attention is given to research, particularly to relevant South African research, and emphasis is placed on the historical development of the broad approaches and the way in which the theories within an approach are linked. This fifth edition of Personology - From individual to ecosystem includes a wealth of enrichment sections with video URLs, practical activities, examples and review questions. Digital support material for this fifth edition of Personology - From individual to ecosystem provides students with additional summaries, examples, enrichment sections and practice questions and answers, including research and application questions with guidelines.

Abnormal Psychology - An Integrative Approach, South African Edition (Paperback): V. Durand, Larise du Plessis, Conrad Visser,... Abnormal Psychology - An Integrative Approach, South African Edition (Paperback)
V. Durand, Larise du Plessis, Conrad Visser, David Barlow
R870 R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Save R114 (13%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This first South African edition of Abnormal Psychology An Integrative Approach offers students a local version of this well-known text by David Barlow and V. Mark Durand. Balancing biological, psychological, social and cultural approaches, the ground-breaking integrative approach followed is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. This edition successfully blends local and sophisticated research and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognised method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces, both global ones and those unique to South Africa and Africa, that contribute to psychopathology. Furthermore, this South African edition includes a perspective on positive psychology and well-being in the context of psychopathology.

Psychology: An Exploration - Global and Southern African perspectives (Paperback): S.K. Ciccarelli, J.N. White, L. Booth, E.... Psychology: An Exploration - Global and Southern African perspectives (Paperback)
S.K. Ciccarelli, J.N. White, L. Booth, E. Crause, C. Harrison, …
R790 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R149 (19%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Psychology - An Exploration: Global and Southern African Perspectives is a comprehensive introductory psychology text for South African students. It applies established global theories in a South African and African context and thus creates relevance and deep-level understanding of psychological concepts and issues. Psychology - An Exploration: Global and Southern African Perspectives is the first edition of a South African adaptation of Saundra K. Ciccarelli's and J. Noland White's US title Psychology - An Exploration that employs a learner-centred, assessment-driven approach that maximises the teaching-learning experience of students of psychology. The South African edition provides a wealth of South African and African examples and case studies that focus specifically on the application of psychology in everyday life and take cognisance of the specificity and uniqueness of the African psyche and typical African experiences.

Think, Learn, Succeed - Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life (Paperback): Dr.... Think, Learn, Succeed - Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life (Paperback)
Dr. Caroline Leaf; Foreword by Peter Amua-Quarshie; Afterword by Robert Turner 1
R370 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R105 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. In fact, our thoughts can either limit us to what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience greater intellectual satisfaction, emotional control, and physical health. The only question is . . . how?

Backed by up-to-date scientific research and biblical insight, Dr. Caroline Leaf empowers readers to take control of their thoughts in order to take control of their lives. In this practical book, readers will learn to use

  • The 5-step Switch on Your Brain Learning Program, to build memory and learn effectively
  • The Gift Profile, to discover the unique way they process information
  • The Mindfulness Guide, to optimize their thought life and find their inner resilience

Dr. Leaf shows readers how to combine these powerful tools in order to improve memory, learning, cognitive and intellectual performance, work performance, physical performance, relationships, emotional health, and most importantly a meaningful life well lived.

Each of us has significant psychological resources at our fingertips that we can use in order to improve our overall well-being. Dr. Leaf shows us how to harness those resources to unlock our hidden potential.
Too Much And Never Enough - How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man (Hardcover): Mary L. Trump Too Much And Never Enough - How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man (Hardcover)
Mary L. Trump
R450 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R150 (33%) In stock

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents' large, imposing house in New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A first-hand witness, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humour to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald's place in the family spotlight and Ivana's penchant for regifting to her grandmother's frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump's favourite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer's. Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists and journalists have sought to explain Donald Trump's lethal flaws. Mary Trump has the education, insight and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick.

She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider's perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world's most powerful and dysfunctional families.

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