Mary Trump's book on uncle President Trump breaks 1 million in sales

Mary Cadden

After winning the legal battle to publish and promote her book, Mary Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" broke the million-copies-sold mark in its first week – a rare feat.

Thanks to combined presales and first-day sales of print, e-books and e-audiobooks, the book sold more than 950,000 copies on its first official day of sales, a company record, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. It sold 1.35 million copies across all formats in its first week.

The author relies on her memories, firsthand observations and various documents for the book that chronicles and details the Trump family's history of dysfunction. It also survived a legal effort by Robert Trump, her uncle and President Donald Trump's younger brother, to keep it from being released.

“There is only one word that can be used to describe the sales of Mary Trump’s memoir and that word is HUGE," Jonathan Karp, CEO of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement.

The book "has entered the national conversation in a way that few books ever do, becoming a cultural phenomenon and must-read for anyone seeking to understand the singular family dynamic that produced the most powerful man in the world today. It is at once a revealing psychological portrait and a work of historic importance.” 

Due to its immense popularity, the publisher has ordered a 17th printing of the book.

“Mary Trump’s memoir has transcended the usual ceiling for political books to reach a larger audience of people who want to read stories about unusual families,” Karp continued.

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Last week, in an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that aired on "Good Morning America," Mary Trump reflected on the process of writing the book, during which she realized there were "so many parallels between the circumstances in which my family operated and the circumstances in which this country is now operating." 

"I saw firsthand what focusing on the wrong things, elevating the wrong people can do, the collateral damage that can be done by allowing someone to live their lives without accountability," she said. 

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Mary Trump's book is not the only book on the president that saw litigation leading up to its publication. 

President Trump and his allies also tried to prevent another book from Simon & Schuster, "The Room Where It Happened," by former national security advisor John Bolton, on the grounds it allegedly revealed classified information and Bolton was in breach of contract.

A federal judge later ruled that with numerous copies already distributed, it would be futile to stop it. Since its publication on June 23, the book has sold nearly 800,000 copies in its first week and shot to No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Sellers list

Contributing: Associated Press, Maria Puente, Bill Keveney and Brian Truitt