Customer rearranges Ivanka Trump book display to include guide to getting over narcissistic and toxic parenting
These books include everything from Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents to The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation.
Ivanka Trump’s book did not have quite the reception the first daughter hoped for. Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success not only has an average of just 1.7 stars on popular US bookseller Barnes and Noble’s site but was almost unanimously derided by the critics.
However, if this was not enough, President Donald Trump’s daughter has now had her self-help book's display subverted by an upset customer at Barnes & Noble’s store in Long Beach, California.
Ms Trump’s book, which was released at the very beginning of May and has been dubbed a “career manual for the one per cent”, has been replaced with a whole host of other titles.
These books include everything from Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents to Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed, The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives, Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life, No More Narcissists!: How to Stop Choosing Self-Absorbed Men and Find the Love You Deserve, and The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation.
Strategy consultant, Ryan J Davis, shared a photo of the bookstore’s makeover, saying: “Ivanka Trump look your book is getting the perfect bookstore placement”.
Since the story was first reported, Chloé Pascual, a librarian, has admitted it was her who rearranged the display. “I was acting in my role as a cheeky bookstore customer,” she told The Cut.
There is one particular extract of the first daughter's book, which centres on providing career advice for working mothers, which has garnered the most criticism. This is the part where Ms Trump reveals she was so busy during her father’s election campaign that she was forced to go into “survival mode” and forego her usual massages.
Ms Trump, who is married to fellow White House advisor Jared Kushner, writes: “During extremely high-capacity times, like during the campaign, I went into survival mode: I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else. Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care. I wish I could have awoken early to meditate for twenty minutes.”
Readers immediately jumped upon this extract and mocked the first daughter, who is said to be the President’s favourite child, for the revelation on Twitter.
"Awww poor Ivanka Trump couldn't get a massage during the campaign. Most working women can't afford a message. Clueless and heartless," said one.
"#WomenWhoWork are a class you don't understand. It's not having a massage as a break but having a second to breathe... is the reality," said another.