Ivana Trump's 'Unfiltered' Memoir Coming Soon

It will focus on her three children with Donald Trump
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 16, 2017 6:43 AM CDT
Ivana Trump's 'Unfiltered' Memoir Coming Soon
Ivana Trump at the Fashion Institute of Technology Annual Gala benefit in New York in 2016.   (Michael Zorn)

Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. Raising Trump will be published Sept. 12, Gallery Books tells the AP. According to Gallery, Ivana Trump is writing a story of "motherhood, strength, and resilience" and also will reflect on her "childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, her escape from the regime and relocation to New York, her whirlwind romance, and her great success as a businesswoman." Donald and Ivana Trump divorced in 1992 amid revelations that Donald Trump had been having an affair with Marla Maples, who became his second wife. But the "non-political" memoir is unlikely to be critical of the president, whose candidacy Ivana supported.

Her divorce from him included a nondisclosure agreement, and her children with him—Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric—are close to their father and are contributing memories to the book. The three younger Trumps said in a statement they were "excited" about Raising Trump and called Ivana an "amazing mom, teacher, and inspiration to all of us." Ivana said in a statement that Raising Trump was in part a response to compliments she receives about her children. "I was a tough and loving mother who taught them the value of a dollar, not to lie, cheat or steal, respect for others, and other life lessons that I'll share now ... along with unfiltered personal stories about Don, Eric, and Ivanka from their early childhood,'" she said. (Trump once said Ivana did "exactly as I tell her to do.")

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