Book of the moment: ‘Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America’

“Audience of One” by James Poniewozik; Liveright (304 pages, $27.95) ––– Shelves upon shelves of books have been published about Donald Trump and his presidency. (For the full sweep, see Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada’s incisive bibliography, “What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era.”) One of the most illuminating — particularly in the wake of last week’s storming of the Capitol — is James Poniewozik’s “Audience of One.” Poniewozik assesses Trump through the lens of television — both how it shaped his life and how, in turn, he became adept at using the m…

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