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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

by Katy Tur
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

by Katy Tur

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A New York Times Bestseller

“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book Review

Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.

Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple.

From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car.

None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur.

Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?

This edition features a new introduction by the author.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062684936
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 57,697
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Katy Tur is a correspondent for NBC News and an anchor for MSNBC. Tur is the recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Introduction xiii

Prologue 1

1 "Katy Hasn't Even Looked Up Once at Me." 7

2 "You'll Never Be President!" 21

3 "I Had to Grab Katy and Kiss Her." 41

4 "She's Back There, Little Katy." 63

5 "Katy, It's Donald." 89

6 "Find That Asshole Tur!" 109

7 "Pop the Trunk. I'm Going to Run for It." 131

8 "Look at Those Hands. Are They Small Hands?" 143

9 "Be Quiet. I Know You Want to, You Know, Save Her." 169

10 "Donald Trump Doesn't Lose." 197

11 "Grab 'em by the Pussy." 219

12 "There's Something Happening, Katy." 255

Epilogue 283

Acknowledgments 287

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