Despite offers to quietly provide humanitarian goods, including milk, Beirut and international aid organizations never answered.
The book dissects the horrors after Hezbollah explosives destroyed much of the city.
Judge Tarek Bitar's investigation into the massive blast, which killed more than 215 people and deepened Lebanon's economic crisis, has been suspended repeatedly by lawsuits from senior politicians.
'We are living day by day,' Telecoms Minister Johnny Corm said.
The Lebanese pound, which was freely exchanged in shops and banks at 1,500 to the dollar until the crisis erupted in 2019.
"Unjustified, deliberate and systematic blockage which dismantles the state and drives it to its demise" must be ended, the president said.
His comments followed a meeting with Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri and a visit to the port.
A number of current and former senior politicians and security officials have been charged in connection with the blast that killed more than 215 people.
Hezbollah could be angered by the decision to allow Judge Tarek Bitar to resume his investigation into the chemical blast.
The allegations were specifically directed at UNIFIL's Maritime Task Force (MTF) which is tasked with securing Lebanon's maritime border.