Little did she know that she was, early in his career as a troublemaker, defining the essence of Bill O'Reilly and providing him with the title of his brash and entertaining issues-based memoir.
And this time it's personal. In his most intimate book yet, O'Reilly goes back in time to examine the people, places, and experiences that launched him on his journey from working-class kid to immensely influential television personality and best-selling author.
Listeners will learn how his traditional outlook was formed in the crucible of his family, his neighborhood, his church, and his schools, and how his views on America's proper role in the world emerged from covering four wars on five continents over three-plus decades as a news correspondent.
What will delight his numerous fans and surprise many others is the humor and self-deprecation with which he handles one of his core subjects: himself, and just how O'Reilly became O'Reilly.
©2008 Bill O'Reilly; (P)2008 Random House Audio
I am what Bill O'Reilly would call a liberal. Thre is many things I don't agree with him, specially his recent treatment of the slain dr. Tiller. But I gave him a try knowing the intent behind this book was to explain how he forge his believe systems from experiences from his youth. I believe he was the most honest he could be, and even if I will continue to disagree with him on a lots of ways he approach things, I must say this book reinforce the respect I have for him. He stands for what he believes. I would never expect that between the lines you can understand he was such a womanizer. He his an experience narrator and his way of reading his really greats. In fact he doesn't read, he tells the story. That is much nicer. If you have a monthly credit to spent, I would not hesitate to recommend it. maybe you will not like his attitude all the way all the time, but you will surly have a new respect for the honesty of the man.
This is primarily recollections, only lightly touching on controversial issues of today. It is light and fun and very entertainingly read by the author. Worth your time and money if you enjoy the "bold fresh" gentleman.
O'Reilly on O'Reilly...can't imagine this audiobook being read by anyone but the "no-spin" guy. An incredibly humorous inside look at how Bill O'Reilly's childhood helped to form his opinions and values. He is definitely one of us and I am glad that he is "looking out for me"!
I listened to this entire book on a roadtrip from San Antonio to Maryland, and I must say that Bill O'Reilly has earned one more fan. From growing up on Long Island, to studying abroad in Europe, to working on the Factor, O'Reilly has had an incredible life. Do yourself a favor, and listen to this book...then make your kids listen to it when they become teenagers.
Very enjoyable, loved Bill's narration. While Bill shares personal stories that helped shaped him into the person we see on television, it is noticeable that he does not share everything personal. Where are the lessons of love and compassion? Perhaps, they didn't contribute to being bold and fresh?
Bill O'Reilly has a gift for story telling. Not only in the written words and how they are articulated, but also in the inflections and rhythm to his voice. His story is amazing and full of life lessons that helped shape his character. Bill's stories prompt the reader to reflect on his or her own life experiences in a similar way. One of the most entertaining books I have ever read-hard copy and audio.
Yes and he never lets me down. Always a superb performance.
Well written, well read. I laughed, I sighed, and I've recommended this book to those I like as well as to those I don't - why not? Right, Bill?
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