While President Obama and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump may be worlds apart in temperament and politics, the 44th president and potential 45th president do have one thing in common: they are both successful authors.
While Obama’s output has received more literary acclaim than Trump’s, the billionaire is far more prolific. The Trump University Amazon page, which puts all of The Donald’s work in one place, offers 19 individual titles, starting with The Art of the Deal in 1987. The various sellers of these books seem not to have read them, however, as the wide range of prices on each won suggests questionable business sense. Here is how much you can get each book for on Amazon:
“The Art of the Deal”
The cheapest way to buy “The Art of the Deal” is to get a new one for $9.43. The most expensive is a signed, first edition collectible, will which put you out $3,400.
“Surviving at the Top”
You can get a used hardcover edition of Trump’s 1990 book “Surviving at the Top” for one penny. This is a good value compared to the most expensive copy, a $375 collectible signed and inscribed by Trump to Sugar Ray Robinson’s wife.
“The Art of Survival”
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This is an expensive one and likely hard to find if the strange Amazon picture is any indication. You can get “The Art of Survival” used for a low of $19.64 or you could pay as high as $2,000 for a copy whose only description is “Used – Acceptable.” If you are the type of person who won’t buy things unless they are delivered with free shipping through Amazon Prime, then you will have to settle for the $395 used edition.
“The Art of the Comeback”
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The lowest price of Trump’s third book from the Nineties – “The Art of the Comeback” – is $30.23 for a used copy, and the most expensive is a used copy with in “Good” condition for $242.22. Honestly, though, if you are looking to pay that much you should get the signed first edition collectible, which comes in at $225.
“The America We Deserve”
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In 2000, Donald Trump flirted with the idea of running for President of the United States. And, as a result, the world was given “The America We Deserve.” If you want to relive the era when Trump criticized Pat Buchanan for courting the “really staunch right wacko vote,” then you can buy a used copy for as low as $4.61 or and high as $1,698. But again, if you are buying used anyway, might as well go for the $175 signed collectible.
“How to Get Rich”
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“How to Get Rich” is the book to read if you want to learn how to get rich. You can get a used hardcover copy for one cent or purchase the new mass market paperback version through Amazon Prime for $5.45. If you want to pay much more than that, you can get a signed hardcover for $1000.
“Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life”
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You can get a used of “Think Like a Billionaire,” another Trump 2004 work, for a penny, for which you will have the option of either hardcover or mass market paperback. The most expensive signed collectible is $2,000.
“The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received”
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Trump has made his reliance on key advisors a critical aspect of his 2016 campaign, and it stands to reason that he repurposed some of that advice for a best-selling book, “The Way to the Top.” “The Way to the Top” can also be had for as low as one penny, or, if you prefer to spend money wantonly, $291.88. The signed collectible is $175.
“The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received”
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Having written eight successful business/self-help books, Trump decided to venture into the genre of sports. Like the other books from this mid-aught era, you can get a copy of “The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received” for $0.01. A signed copy will cost you $150. Whichever way you decide to go, this one will make an excellent addition to your golf book collection.
“Trump 101: The Way to Success”
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In 2006, Trump returned to writing self-help books, and you could buy “Trump 101,” his return to the form, used for as low as $6.69 and as high as $1,941.21. There are a lot of other options though including new with free shipping through Prime for $15.91 and signed for $175 or $350.
“Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men One Message”
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The first of Trump’s two collaborations with “Rich Dad Poor Dad” author Robert Kiyosaki, “Why We Want You to Be Rich” can be had for one cent either in hardcover or paperback. The most expensive used copy is $107.03. Even the priciest version of this “book of philosophy” is sure to be less expensive than any philosophy textbook.
“The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies”
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While he may have left sports behind, Trump obviously enjoyed something about writing “The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received,” returning to the well with “The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received.” This book received five stars on Amazon, so it might be worth the high of $107.72 used. Then again, I bet at least one of the 100 Top Experts would recommend going for the low, $8.13 for a new copy.
“Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life”
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The title of this 2007 book presaged Trump’s fan of vulgarity on the campaign trail. The lowest priced used copy of “Think Big and Kick Ass” costs $7.87 and the highest costs $1,872.21. Unfortunately, it does not seem like you can purchase a signed version of this book.
“Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life”
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“Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life” seems to be the exact same book as “Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life,” although it has a publish date of a year later. You can purchase it for as low as $4.03 or as high as $1,872.21, so for that price you will have to decide which title you prefer. There also do not seem to be available signed copies of this book.
“Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success”
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The cheapest hardcover of “Never Give Up” is a used one for $6.74. The most expensive way to buy it, like the two iterations of “Think Big” is for $1,872.21 from Lucky’s Fulfillment. My guess is that whoever sets the prices at Lucky’s should consider how to turn the challenge of unloading used Trump books for close to two grand into something approaching success.
“Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life”
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Trump’s first book of the second decade of the millennium can also be had used for as low as a penny. In fact, even the most expensive version of a used hardcover only costs $2.44, although the priciest used paperback is $400. If I were you, I’d go with the signed first edition of “Think Like a Champion” for only $60. Now THAT’s a good deal.
“Time to Get Tough: Make America #1 Again”/”Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!”
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In 2011, Donald Trump released a book called “Time to Get Tough: Make America #1 Again.” At some point after that, he released that “MAGA” is much better than “MA#A” when it comes to tweeting, so he republished the book in 2015 as “Time: to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!” It is hard to find the original book on Amazon, as he doesn’t even display it on his Trump University page, but if you look hard enough you’ll find a used copy for as low as $4.00 and a signed collectible available for $2,499.99. “Make America Great Again,” on the other hand is priced normally for books that came out less than a year ago. You can get it through Prime for $15.73.
“Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich – And Why Most Don’t”
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The dream team of Trump and Kiyosaki are back for more with “Midas Touch,” which tries to solve the problem of job creation in a world in which “it’s becoming more and more obvious that governments can’t create real jobs. “Midas Touch” can be had new for as low as $4.30 and used for as high as $1,941.21. That seems like a lot, to be honest.
“Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again”
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Trump’s most recent book is his campaign manifesto “Crippled America: Make America Great Again,” although technically the refurbished “Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!” was also released in 2015. A “like new” collectible edition of “Crippled America” can cost as high as $559, but a signed one only costs $149. The lowest used version is $3.79, so I’m sure The Donald is happy to know that his 2016 ideas are still worth more than a penny.
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