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No Such Thing as Over-Exposure: Inside the Life and Celebrity of Donald Trump by Robert Slater

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Preface

The Letter and the Phone Call

“Be advised that Mr. Trump has instructed me to take such action… which may include, but will not be limited to, bringing an action to enjoin you from publishing and disseminating the book….”

That was the key sentence in the e-mail that I received April 8, 2004.

I had barely begun my research on a book about Donald Trump when a man named Jason D. Greenblatt, vice president and assistant general counsel of the Trump Organization, wrote me that e-mail.

I did not know Trump. Nor did I know Greenblatt. Moreover, I had not written a word of the book at that point. I had conducted a grand total of three interviews. My only contact with Trump's office had been a phone call and a follow-up e-mail, requesting to meet with ...

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