I can't say anough about this honest portrait of the our recent economic crisis. Brilliant. And he swears a lot which I like.
I can see where some might dislike this book. It is quite bold. That however, is what I like about it. As a candidate for public office, this book really motivated me to work harder than ever before. A little repetitive but that, I think, is ok considering the content. I would highly recommend it regardless.
Probably not. Thomas Frank is a decent writer with a wonderful vocabulary and solid research. Unfortunately he's too one-sided and pretentious for my taste. He seems to be interested in talking down to everyone and comes off as quite pompous at times.
This is a situation again where an author really should hire a profession voice over artist. He's clearly passionate about his material but at so many points he seemed like he was too eccentric, too sarcastic. He seemed like the dictionary definition of a "whiny liberal". So many time when talking to conservatives they go on about the "liberal elite" and how so many liberals think they're better than everyone else and smarter. This reading pretty much summed that up. Unless you desperately hate republicans and the business class, I think that you might find this a bit distasteful.
A decent book. I agree with the premise and found some of the points very interesting. It was just a little to "over-the-top" for me.
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