Ivana Trump Memoir to Detail Childhood in Czechoslovakia

While her bid for an ambassadorship may have fallen through, the former Mrs. Trump Czechs in with her past in an upcoming book

Expats.cz Staff Jason Pirodsky

Written by Expats.cz StaffJason Pirodsky Published on 20.03.2017 13:50:03 (updated on 20.03.2017) Reading time: 1 minute

The Czechia-born former wife of the current US president, who made a personal bid for the US ambassadorship to the Czech Republic during Trump’s 2017 campaign, is reportedly writing a memoir with the working title Raising Trump.

According to publisher Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, the memoir “reflects on her extraordinary life and the raising of her three children—Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka—and recounts the lessons she taught her children as they were growing up.”

Ivana Trump and Karel Gott at the Opera Ball, 1992 / www.plesvopere.cz
Ivana Trump and Karel Gott at the Opera Ball, 1992 / www.plesvopere.cz

While the book will purportedly include segments on motherhood and the former Mrs. Trump’s years as a New York socialite, it will also detail her upbringing as a child in communist Czechoslovakia.

The book is set for a September 12 publication date.

The 67-year-old Zlín native was born Ivana Marie Zelníčková; though she emigrated in the 1970s, she maintained her family ties to the country, returning for visits with Trump and their children, many of which were reportedly monitored by the Stb.

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