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Book Review: Revenge

Revenge was written by Michael Cohen and published by Melville House in 2022. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle. Visit the author on Amazon and on social media.

I applaud Michael Cohen's bluntness and his zeal to tell his truth. He holds nothing back in this book. It's a must read.

When a lawyer takes a job to become a close legal counsel to a man who was on course to be the president of The United States, I can see how a person's aspirations and dreams seem to be on the verge of being launched into the stratosphere; not only for the lawyer but for their family, who they are trying to provide for. Who could blame them for taking a job like that? It would be a sure bet to future professional success, even after the presidential term ended; but if your client is Donald Trump, your dreams of a secure and happy future will most likely all come crashing down upon you, and your family. This is exactly what happened to Michael Cohen when he became Donald Trump's personal attorney and "fixer". Michael Cohen's world began to unravel after he made a secret payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels on behalf of Donald Trump. In doing so, Michael became a liability to the by-then President of The United States. After a decade long relationship, Donald and Michael parted ways after the FBI knocked on Cohen's door. Soon, Michael Cohen was sent to prison and now he will forever be known as a convicted felon. But there is a lot more to the story that will show he has plenty of evidence to show that he was innocent of most of the charges against him. It is also made clear that the Steele Dossier, which became a political mainstream media football, made claims that Cohen had clandestine dealings with Russian- which were also false. I decided to read Revenge because of the timely events that forever surround us here in 2023. I try to keep an open mind to all I read, hear and see in today's world, which is sometimes very difficult to do. I would have to say that in my opinion Michael Cohen is guilty of the majority of the charges that were leveled against him, but he has served his time and paid his debt to society and thusly, he has a right to speak out in whatever way he chooses. In this book he rambles on a bit too much about some of the grievances against him, but he is a man who clearly feels he was treated unfairly, all the way around. I applaud his bluntness and his zeal to tell his truth. He holds nothing back in this book. This is just a snippet of what he has to say about Donald Trump and his pursuit to admit his mistakes and to advance his purpose: "As I helped create this Frankenstein’s monster and let it out of its cage, I feel it is my moral duty, or if you prefer my penance, to make sure we re-cage the beast. This book was not easy for me to write." Although this book could have been better edited, the message, whether you agree with it or not should be read because it will be an important part of our history. Revenge is a Must Read!

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