This is the appeal of Michael Wolff
's " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
." As Virginia Heffernan writes in the Los Angeles Times , Wolff has always specialized in "cartoonish power dynamics among insufferable old men"--the sort of spectacle that others rarely find worth a second look. But, she writes, "because the world finds itself at their mercy, we'd do well to hear their fetid locker room talk interpreted by a writer who can stomach it."