President Donald Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump will publish her second book next year, Forbes reports.
The Reckoning will be published by Macmillan imprint St. Martin’s Press. Trump, a psychologist, argues in the book that “America is suffering from PTSD.”
“The Reckoning will examine America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies,” the publisher said on a web page for the book. “Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us.”
Mary L. Trump’s first book, Too Much and Never Enough, was a blockbuster hit for Simon and Schuster. The book was sharply critical of her uncle, claiming that he was psychologically damaged by his sociopathic father. In the months since its July publication, Trump has emerged as a leading critic of President Trump and his administration.
“Mary Trump is uniquely positioned, by virtue of her expertise as a clinical psychologist, personal experience, and as an American who just happens to be the niece of Donald J. Trump, to make sense of the consequences of our living through what could be the greatest mental health crisis we have ever experienced as a nation,” St. Martin’s publisher Jennifer Enderlin said.
The Reckoning is slated for publication on July 20, 2021.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.