Mary Trump and her brother, Fred Trump III, inherited various real estate business interests when her father, Fred Trump Jr, died in 1981 at 42 after a struggle with alcoholism.
The book is about how Donald Trump became the man he is today. And, the answer, of course, Mary claims, lies in his dysfunctional family, and his loveless upbringing.
On the eve of its publication, Mary Trump's book was ranked No. 1 on the Amazon.com list of best-selling books.
The judge said no portion of the book can be distributed before he decides the validity of Robert Trump’s claims.