Disloyal: A Memoir

Disloyal: A Memoir Summary

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over."—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.
The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office

Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.

This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump’s lawyer and “fixer,” Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration.

This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade—not a few months or even a couple of years—could know. Cohen describes Trump’s racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he’s exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump’s Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches.

He shows Trump’s relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul—a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country.

At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic "Boss" and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass.

The real "real" Donald Trump who permeates these pages—the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President—will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come.

Book Reviews


Page Turning!5 star

I couldn’t put this book down. A dose of truth for the country and I wish people would open their eyes.55


Loved it!!5 star

Loved it! more insightful & truthful about the REAL Donald Trump than ANYTHING else you’ll read. Trump has been in the media a long time & there’s far too many videos of his words & actions over the years, for this level of personal detail for it NOT to be true. I can’t wait for the next one Mike!! Keep speaking your TRUTH! Our country’s future depends on it.55

Clau Salgado

Great reading!5 star

Michael Cohen’s book is very credible, interesting and well written. He candidly describes many terrible things that he did and how he did many of them on behalf of Trump. I appreciate him writing it and confirming what I already knew,: what a horrible person Trump is and how he is even worse than what I thought he was.55

Dottie Kolb

No holds barred!5 star

Great first person insight in to the character of @POTUS.55


Eye Opening Read5 star

Read this book in a few days. What an exciting read!55


Pretty telling...4 star

He seems genuine. I believe trump turned on him after asking or demanding he do ruthless, immoral and unethical things - all for the glory of Trump. So sad how he was starstruck, and then discarded.45


Heartfelt truth5 star

This book is a fascinating read with a slight lovable humor, spectacularly done with the NYC flare.55

Duck lover 27

First of all Bernie sanders is a communist1 star

He’s secretly Soviet Also trump 202015


Disloyal5 star

Excellent book. Surprisingly well written. I must admit I did not expect it to be- I guess because of all the negative things trump has said about Cohen. I think he writes thoughtfully and honestly. Too detailed to think it could all be made up. I believe him because having lived in NYC I had heard so many people tell their terrible stories about trump ripping people off who worked for him. People who lost their businesses because of him. I highly recommend this book if you want to hear the real truth about trump.55


Revealing!4 star

Although Mr. Cohen does have some credibility issues, he fully admits this in the book and acknowledges and apologizes for his previous transgressions. I have no problem believing most of what he writes about our President as I’ve heard it corroborated by several other sources. A revealing look into the world of our incompetent, ignorant, and corrupt President.45

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