Looby Branch Library is closed September 17-27, 2019. Holds will be available for pick up at North Branch Library.

Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2016
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
Make America Great Again? Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon—even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency. Enter the philosopher Aaron James, author of the foundational text in the burgeoning field of Asshole Studies: the bestselling Assholes: A Theory. In this brisk and trenchant inquiry into the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, James places the man firmly in the typology of the asshole (takes every advantage, entrenched sense of entitlement, immune to criticism); considers whether, in the Hobbesian world we seem to inhabit, he might not somehow be a force for good—i.e., the Stronger Asshole; and offers a suggestion for how the bonds of our social contract, spectacularly broken by Trump's (and Ted Cruz's) disdain for democratic civility, might in time be repaired. You will never think about Donald Trump and his Art of the Deal the same way after reading this book. And, like it or not, think about him we must.From the Hardcover edition.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
05/03/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781524723132
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Aaron James. (2016). Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Aaron James. 2016. Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Aaron James, Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Aaron James. Assholes: A Theory of Donald Trump. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
b29ed1c1-dc02-b9f6-367e-afbe133a74a1
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
Yes
Date Added:
Jul 25, 2017 14:34:36
Date Updated:
Sep 14, 2019 22:55:17
Last Metadata Check:
Sep 08, 2019 10:31:00
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 09, 2019 18:28:03
Last Availability Check:
Sep 08, 2019 10:31:01
Last Availability Change:
Aug 25, 2019 03:44:07

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/98D/FF5/52/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/98D/FF5/52/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781524723125
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781524723132
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781524723125
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781524723132
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Aaron James
title
Assholes
dateAdded
2017-07-25T14:11:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=2649968
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
          • id: 1351
sortTitle
Assholes A Theory of Donald Trump
crossRefId
2649968
subtitle
A Theory of Donald Trump
id
98dff552-8b2f-4631-b61c-6cc7315c30b3
starRating
2.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/98D/FF5/52/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/98D/FF5/52/{98DFF552-8B2F-4631-B61C-6CC7315C30B3}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: AssholesATheoryofDonaldTrump-62711
      • partCount: 2
      • fileSize: 66447980
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781524723125
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781524723132
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 05/03/2016
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/2649968-Assholes.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=98dff552-8b2f-4631-b61c-6cc7315c30b3&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: AssholesATheoryofDonaldTrump-62711
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 66387591
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9781524723125
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781524723132
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 05/03/2016
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/2649968-Assholes.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=98dff552-8b2f-4631-b61c-6cc7315c30b3&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: James, Aaron
      • bioText: AARON JAMES holds a PhD from Harvard and is professor and chair of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Assholes: A Theory and Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy, and he was awarded a Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and spent the 2009–10 academic year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He was a visiting professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University in 2013.
      • name: Aaron James
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Morey, Arthur
      • name: Arthur Morey
imprint
Random House Audio
subjects
      • value: Philosophy
      • value: Politics
      • value: Psychology
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2016-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
publishDateText
05/03/2016
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
That Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon—even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency.
Enter the philosopher Aaron James, author of the foundational text in the burgeoning field of Asshole Studies: the bestselling Assholes: A Theory. In this brisk and trenchant inquiry into the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, James places the man firmly in the typology of the asshole (takes every advantage, entrenched sense of entitlement, immune to criticism); considers whether, in the Hobbesian world we seem to inhabit, he might not somehow be a force for good—i.e., the Stronger Asshole; and offers a suggestion for how the bonds of our social contract, spectacularly broken by Trump's (and Ted Cruz's) disdain for democratic...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Assholes
fullDescription
Make America Great Again? Donald Trump is an asshole is a fact widely agreed upon—even by his supporters, who actually like that about him. But his startling political rise makes the question of just what sort of asshole he is, and how his assholedom may help to explain his success, one not just of philosophical interest but of almost existential urgency.
Enter the philosopher Aaron James, author of the foundational text in the burgeoning field of Asshole Studies: the bestselling Assholes: A Theory. In this brisk and trenchant inquiry into the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, James places the man firmly in the typology of the asshole (takes every advantage, entrenched sense of entitlement, immune to criticism); considers whether, in the Hobbesian world we seem to inhabit, he might not somehow be a force for good—i.e., the Stronger Asshole; and offers a suggestion for how the bonds of our social contract, spectacularly broken by Trump's (and Ted Cruz's) disdain for democratic civility, might in time be repaired.
You will never think about Donald Trump and his Art of the Deal the same way after reading this book. And, like it or not, think about him we must.
From the Hardcover edition.
sortTitle
Assholes A Theory of Donald Trump
crossRefId
2649968
subtitle
A Theory of Donald Trump
popularity
112
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/98dff552-8b2f-4631-b61c-6cc7315c30b3/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
98dff552-8b2f-4631-b61c-6cc7315c30b3
starRating
2.7