Fire and Fury: Delay for Kiwis wanting tell-all Trump book

by RNZ / 08 January, 2018

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The book has become an instant best-seller and is already an audio book. But impatient Kiwis will just have to wait. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwis wanting to read about how senior officials thought Donald Trump was an "idiot" will have to wait.

New Zealanders wanting to get their hands on a copy of Michael Wolff's book about the Trump White House still have a couple of days to wait.

Eager readers are already able to buy the e-book version of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, but bookstores won't have physical copies until later in the week.

The book suggests that even the president's closest advisors question his fitness for office.

Fire and Fury went on sale early on Friday, days ahead of its scheduled US release, amid the president lawyers' attempts to block its publication. It has become an instant best-seller.

The book describes a Trump team shocked by their own win on election night, White House staffers saying Mr Trump's "mental powers were slipping", and senior administration officials calling Mr Trump an "idiot".

Unity Books in Wellington said they had had lots of pre-orders and requests for the book and they're expecting a big delivery.

But there hasn't been quite as much interest at Time Out Bookstore in Auckland, with just a handful of enquiries, mostly from Americans.

However, the store also has a large number of the books on order.

The official publication date for Fire and Fury is 9 January and books are expected in shops not long after that.

This article was originally published by RNZ.

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