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


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

FROM THE RECIPIENT OF THE  2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062684929
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 2
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(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.

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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 11 days ago
After reading the sample, I can't wait to read the whole thing. Funny yet insightful. Confirms what I often thought during the election process.
Anonymous 21 hours ago
Great insight into what her life was like on the campaign trail. Great recap of the campaign, so quickly we can forget.
Anonymous 16 hours ago
Enjoyed. Interesting to read trials and tribulations of political campaign. Katy Tur a lovely, dedicated woman.
Anonymous 21 hours ago
Just a great read , could not put it down . An unbelievable roller-coaster of events put into reality .
MBReader 3 days ago
I am a ferocious reader and by far this is he most enjoyable read I've had this year. Katy is smart, insightful and someone you wouldn't mind hanging out with. It took me only a few hours to read because it was written in a way that flowed seamlessly from one page to the next, like a good conversation with a close friend.
B-loNY 5 days ago