THE wind chill hit -19ºC the night Fire and Fury came to town. But neither polar vortex nor “bomb cyclone” nor gloom of night could keep Washington’s political gossipmongers from lining up at Kramerbooks on Thursday for the midnight sale of Michael Wolff ’s newly published romp in Donald Trump’s White House.
For days the capital had been captivated by deconstructed versions of Wolff ’s book: excerpts in New York magazine and British GQ; an essay by the author in the Hollywood Reporter; and the juiciest tidbits published in
The Guardian after its reporters stumbled across a stray early copy in a New England bookstore.
Plugged-in journalists blessed with advance copies had highlighted passages and tweeted photos of page after page.
High-level White House staffers called around town to find out if they had been mentioned. By Wednesday afternoon, hours after