“Urgent, necessary reading.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A momentously thorough account of President Trump’s alarmingly chaotic first year in office. . . . This precise and fiery indictment of an unstable, unethical president concludes with a call for us to defend our democracy.” (Booklist)
"It’s Even Worse Than You Think shines a light on actions by the White House and Trump-appointed federal officials on climate change, job creation, taxes, race, immigration, and foreign affairs, among other topics, that should concern – and alarm – all Americans." (Glenn Altschuler The Huffington Post)
“Wolff’s news-breaking and news-stretching bestseller has become the political book of the moment...But it is at best a snapshot, already blurred and dated…Fortunately, other authors and analysts are looking past the news alerts and war stories to examine President Trump’s longer-term impact on the nation’s norms and governance — on American democracy itself… In “It’s Even Worse Than You Think,” journalist David Cay Johnston diagnoses the Trump administration as a “kakistocracy,” or government by the least qualified and most venal among us.” (Carlos Lozada Washington Post)
About the Author
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and bestselling author of The Making of Donald Trump.
He has lectured on economics, journalism and tax policy on every continent except Antarctica and is a former president of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). Johnston teaches at Syracuse University College of Law. He has been a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, ABC World News Tonight, Democracy Now and NPR’s Morning Edition, among other shows, and was a consultant for the Netflix series “House of Cards.” Visit the author at www.DavidCayJohnston.com