After excerpts of Michael Wolff's behind-the-scenes book about the Trump White House were published earlier this week, the public showed so much interest in the controversial title that, not only was its release date pushed up four days, it sold out both online and in many bookstores within hours. If you are one of many readers who has yet to get their hands on the most talked about book of the year (so far), don't worry: there are plenty of other White House tell-alls as explosive as Fire and Fury that you can read while you wait.
Americans, both political nerds and otherwise, have a fascination that borders on obsession when it comes to the White House and everyone who gets the privilege to live or work inside of it. As one of the most powerful, and most secretive, places in the country, the Pennsylvania Avenue landmark has been the center of fascination ever since its first resident, John Adams, moved in over 200 years ago, and why shouldn't it be? Within the walls of the White House, presidents and their administrations make some of the country's biggest decisions, take some of the globe's most important actions, and stir up some of the world's juiciest gossip.
The only problem is, no one knows what really happens inside the White House except the people who were there. Luckily for readers, sometimes, those people are willing to talk, and the result is scandalous behind-the-scenes books you won't be able to stop talking about.
While you're waiting for your local bookstore to restock copies of Fire and Fury, here are five other White House tell-alls that were just as explosive when they came out. Donald Trump may be one of the most scandalous presidents in American history, but he certainly isn't alone.