Tonight at 7 pm, Seattle author Martha Brockenbrough will join the Reading Through It Book Club at Third Place Books Seward Park to discuss her biography of Donald Trump, Unpresidented. Even if you haven't read the book, you'll want to attend. One of the things I loved about talking briefly with Brockenbrough last week was that she just casually drops amazing pieces of information into casual conversation, like how she manages to separate the pointless fluff from the serious information while she's consuming news:
But if you look at it another way, not a lot of stuff has changed with Trump — not since he was a little boy writing poems about winning at baseball and loving the cheers of crowds. I wanted to set up patterns: his father’s business practices, his business practices, his grandfather. I wanted to identify the patterns and see what those told me about Trump and the things that drive him. Once you do that and identify the fact that here’s a guy who’s long been entangled with Russia, here’s a guy who’s long broken the law and cut corners with business — once you establish those patterns, then all the breaking news headlines are frankly more of the same.
This is the kind of stuff you can expect tonight. Come prepared to ask all the questions about Trump's corruption that you've been afraid to ask. And be prepared to laugh: This is going to be a good time. See you at 7 tonight.