If you don't like his humor, you won't like the book. I love his humor and I enjoyed the book. It is not a series of his bits, although I remember hearing a couple on the Daily Show. Most of the book is about his life and how he came to think the way he does. I found it fun and entertaining. I even laughed out loud several times.
I usually prefer unabridged books but in this case the abridged version is better. The reason it is better is not the abridgement but the narrator. The guy narrating this book is ok, but when Alda reads it he gives it much more life. Alda is a bit full of himself, but what do you expect from an actor's "autobiography?" If you haven't already bought this version I suggest you get the abridged version narrated by Alan Alda indstead. I have both and that one is better by far, unless you don't like Alda's voice.
This book is nothing but a long rant by someone who really hates Hillary. Yes she is ambitious, yes she is a politician, this is news how? How many people in Washington are not ambitious politicians? Instead of wasting your money on this garbage why don't you read a book about how Dubya's adminsitration is destroying our country and taking away our hard earned civil rights?
How is this science fiction? This drivel might be considered fantasy, but it surely ain't sience fiction. Do us all a favor and list this crap under religion or cults or something else but not here.
Robert Scott did every single thing wrong. He went to the pole as his only way to advance his career. He sent a man who knew nothing about horses to buy siberian ponies. The ponies died before they were of any use. He took pooky designed stem tracktors that broke trough the ice when they tried them out. He set out too few caches of food with too little food and marked them poorly. Worst of all, he was a terrible leader. He is responsible for the deaths of the people who accompanied him.
If you are interested in south polar adventurers read about Roald Amundsen. In contrast to Scott, Amundsen was as prepared for the race to the pole as a man could be. He was a superb cross country skier. He spent time with eskimos learning to work the sleds and the huskies. Every single thing that Scott bungled, Amundsen nailed. He didn't lose a single man and reached the pole first to plant the Nowegian flag. In the emantime Scott was already in trouble. While Amundsen had ridden his sleds to the pole, Scott and his men had to serve as beasts of burden dragging their own supplies by hand. Scott's men were demoralize, exhausted and hungry when they reached the pole, only to see the Norwegian flag. Thimgs qucikly went downhill from there.
Scott's story is sad and he is hardly a hero. The Brits made him some sort of martir. At best, Scott was a bumbilng idiot who died taking many good men down with him. Read about Amundsen instead.
This author is uninterested and unencumbered by the truth. It is common knowledge that US soldiers committed numerous atrocities in Vietman. This fact mich have been controversial in the 1970's but it is not today. This is a perfect example of character assasination. This book is about as fair and balanced as Fox News. It doesn't even make interesting fiction. The allegations against Kerry are false. Richard Nixon was being embarassed by Kerry's statements and he dug up O'Neil to discredit Kerry's statements. The men who now oppose Kerry didn't serve with him and did not witness the events.
This series is basically about "preaching to the choir," and making the events of Revelation fit into some kind story. Unfortunately, anyone with reasonable intelligence will be rolling their eyes countless times. Why could any reasonable person believe that an "all knowing, all loving" God would visit such horror and calamity upon his people--believers or not.
No matter how good or how pure a person is, all that matters to get into heaven is to be "born again." Even the characters of Hattie and Chaim "believe" that Christ is the savior, and yet that isn't good enough, they haven't been "born again." If you're basically a good guy, but for some reason don't make the secret prayer, you're going to burn in eternal torment FOREVER! Boy, that's justice.
If you have half a brain and you use it periodically, you would be wasting your time reading these so called "books." On the other hand if you like someone else to do your thinking for you, go ahead and read this it, will reinforce your programming.
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