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The job of White House press secretary these days is in many cases superfluous, particularly when it comes to the President speaking for himself on Twitter.
"Keeping an eye out for his early-morning, late-night and weekend tweets was part of my new world order," Mr Spicer notes.
Mr Spicer reveals tweets sent during business hours were generally drafted by or filtered through the White House social media director.
All the rest were pure and unfiltered Trump, much to the annoyance of his press secretary.
Mr Spicer said the President's use of Twitter was a double-edged sword.
"Sometimes he's cutting up the opposition and sometimes he's cutting up his own best messages," he wrote.
Mr Spicer doesn't waste the opportunity to hit back at his press briefing bete noires, of which there are many.
He takes particular aim at CNN's Jim Acosta — "a carnival barker … grandstanding for the camera" — and he also takes swipes at the New York Times, the Washington Post and Politico.
Mr Spicer laments many White House correspondents were "trying to undermine and embarrass the administration at every turn" and takes particular umbrage with reporters who, he says, tried to make him out as a liar.
In the end, Mr Spicer concedes his relationship with the media was "radioactive" but he insists it was largely the fault of the fourth estate.
The book begins with Mr Spicer's final days at the White House.
In late July 2017, he was summoned to the Oval Office to be told by Mr Trump the administration was being "killed in the media" and things had to change.
He suggested fellow New Yorker, the fast-talking Anthony Scaramucci, was needed to more aggressively prosecute the President's case and plug the stream of White House leaks.
The next day, Mr Spicer tendered his resignation: "It was time to go."
It's not hard though to detect the glee in Mr Spicer's portrayal of Mr Scaramucci's brief and disastrous reign as communications director.
Mr Scaramucci was out after 10 days. At least Spicer lasted for six months.
Those wanting a tell-all account of life inside the Trump White House will need to wait for another book.
While Mr Spicer is slightly critical of some aspects of the President's behaviour, he clearly still admires the "charismatic but erratic" Commander-in-Chief.
And while Mr Spicer makes some valid points about a media obsessed with "gotcha moments" and "palace intrigue" at the expense of serious policy analysis, much of the book amounts to an extended payback session for journalists simply trying to do their job of sifting through White House fact and fiction.
A friend of mine and a man who has truly seen politics and life as few others ever will, Sean Spicer, has written a great new book, “The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President.” It is a story told with both heart and knowledge. Really good, go get it!
Now you don't have to read it.
Simon & Schuster plans to publish "Fear: Trump in the White House," on Sept 11. The book is Mr. Woodward's 19th.
Omarosa is next
and she has tapes - “Lordy”
Does she? Where and when will you post one? Dying to hear the old man groaning.
I don't even know what she was doing in the White House in the first place!
Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and reality TV star, claims in her forthcoming book that President Donald Trump's re-election campaign of...