Quick, try to guess the title of Stormy Daniels’ memoir, keeping in mind that A, she was a porn star, B, she had an affair with Donald Trump, and C, it’s probably going to be more tell-all than memoir.
If you did not guess Full Disclosure, shame on you. Shame.
As it happens, Daniels’ book is all set for an October release date, and it doesn’t feel like an accident that it’s dropping just before the November midterms.
This is the part in this story where I do the journalistic thing and remind you who Stormy Daniels is, but since I don’t feel like doing that and you already know, let’s just outsource the task to the Times:
The latest and perhaps juiciest Trump tell-all to land this year isn’t from a disgruntled former White House staffer or a deeply sourced investigative journalist. It’s by Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, the pornographic film star and unlikely feminist resistance hero, who has waged a legal battle over a nondisclosure agreement designed to prevent her from talking about a sexual relationship she claims she had with Donald Trump.
The press release for the book goes into more detail about what we can expect from the adult star:
In this book, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the first time: about how she came to be a leading actress and director in the adult film business, the full truth about her journey from a rough childhood in Louisiana onto the national stage, and everything about the events that led to the nondisclosure agreement and the behind-the-scenes attempts to intimidate her.
It’s hard to gauge what effect this will have on Trump, if any, but you can bet we’re going to get some juicy excerpts before the book comes out, which means it will be like the Woodward book except way less substantial and way more racy. In response, there will be much pearl-clutching, many attempts at character assassination, and probably some discussion of changing libel laws (courtesy of Trump himself). But one thing we can guarantee about this book is that it will definitely be read.