Books by Tom Ersin
(Go to Amazon and peruse the table of contents and first 10-15 pages or so of these books. Then call The New York Times Book Review — or the Pulitzer Committee, whichever one is easier. Seriously, please leave a review on Amazon.)
(2023) For many people, the principles of building resilience come easily, that is, they always bounce back from adversity ultimately in better shape than before they started. For the rest of us, many of whom are children of dysfunction, we have to put out real effort. If you grew up with a parent who was alcoholic, absent, emotionally abusive, unstable, or cruel to others — or some combination of these or worse — you’ve either traveled the road from dysfunction or you’re still stuck on it. You either have overcome the denial, repressed feelings, compulsive behavior, and low self-esteem or still are trapped in the whirlpool.
The primary principle of resilience is a mindset of continuous self-improvement and learning. You may be situated somewhere between flourishing and fixing what’s broken. This is the spectrum of personal growth. You’re where you are now and that’s where you’re supposed to be. The only mistake would be refusing to move forward.
(2022) These two books are carve-outs, a subseries of Ersin’s complete history of the Trump presidency. They comprise a record of the dysfunction and disruption most people were too busy to keep up with because they had a life. The gravity of the depravity got by them. And let’s face it: Many of us were fooled. Donald takes full advantage of the reality in that famous saying: Before the truth can get its Ivanka Brand Women’s Lory3 Ankle Booties zipped up, the lie is halfway around the world.
Trumpism: Why Traditional Republicans Should Withdraw Support [2017-2021: A Primer] — This slim introductory volume is a succinct compilation, a detailed summary of the detriment and degeneration of an administration.
Trump’s Last Year in Office: Two Impeachments and 400,000 Funerals — This weekly recounting is a narrative nonfictional account of the most jarring 12 months in American presidential history.
(2022) Trump’s Presidency: A Real-Time Commentative History [2017-2019] and [2019-2021] — This complete book collection comprises 160-plus consecutive weekly roundup articles spanning 1,400-plus pages charting the Trump presidency from the perspective of a long-time avid political observer. Think of it as an in-depth every-Thursday recap of all the news you were too busy to consume because you were tied up with life and didn’t realize the depth of malfeasance and disinformation. It’s all here in one place. When you see Ersin’s opinion you’ll know it. Much more often, when you see facts, quotations, and details, their accuracy has been backed up by careful research and citation.