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The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage | [Greg Gutfeld]

The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage

Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals use the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense. The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on- - replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people.
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Publisher's Summary

From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture.

Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals use the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense.

The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on- - replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example:

  • The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it.
  • The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall Streeters.
  • The media who are always offended (see MSNBC lineup)
  • How critics of Obamacare or illegal immigration are somehow immediately labeled racists.
  • The endless debate over the Ground Zero Mosque (which Gutfeld planned to open a Muslim gay bar next to).
  • As well as pretentious music criticism, slow-moving ceiling fans, and snotty restaurant hostesses.

Funny and sarcastic to the point of being mean (but in a nice way), The Joy of Hate points out the true jerks in this society and tells them all off.

©2012 Greg Gutfeld (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Gutfeld is like Voltaire if Voltaire were actually funny." (Dennis Miller)

"Greg Gutfeld is a sweet, hysterical, evil genius. Liberals fear him because whenever they look down their noses, they see him. Or at least the top of his head. This is a man who would take time out from starring in two daily television shows just to help someone who has fallen down on the sidewalk. Mainly because it would be so funny to watch him fall. Viva Gutfeld!" (Ann Coulter)

"According to the Internet, Mother Teresa once defined Joy as 'a net of love by which you can catch souls'. In The Joy of Hate, Greg Gutfeld continues her mission - in a completely different way. Hilarious, outrageous, and brilliant, this is the best book on how to think about your fellow man since Atlas Shrugged, and the best book on how to deal with your enemies since The Anarchist Cookbook.." (Jonah Goldberg)

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    "Very cogent and witty analysis"

    Gutfeld has an amazing ability to peel back the various diatribes out there and hit the very heart of the issues he writes about. His take on "cool" is simply first class and should be made into a doctoral dissertation on deviant mass psychological behavior. This book is a terrific compliment to "Not Cool".

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    Roxanne 01-29-15
    Roxanne 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    It speaks so many truths about intolerance. Enjoy your life and stop taking yourself so seriously. That's the message. Thanks

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    DLW Gurnee, IL USA 06-26-14
    DLW Gurnee, IL USA 06-26-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Funny and True"
    What did you like best about this story?

    His self deprecating humor and unique look at life


    If you could give The Joy of Hate a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The truth even if you are not ready for it


    Any additional comments?

    I really appreciate the intellectual logic that is demonstrated rather than blind following of some political party.

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    Sam OAK HARBOR, WA, United States 03-17-14
    Sam OAK HARBOR, WA, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    He had a few good arguments. It wasn't phenomenal. My main complaint with it is there was a ton of swearing. I think a few well chosen four letter words can really drive your point home but the amount of swearing was totally unnecessary and just seemed really unprofessional. It made me feel like it was written by a high school student.


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    William 03-04-14
    William 03-04-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Gutfeld needs to narrate it"
    What did you like best about The Joy of Hate? What did you like least?

    Gutfeld is an entertainer. If he doesn't narrate the book he needs to get a good impersonator to do it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Greg Gutfeld again?

    YES, if he narrates it himself. I will buy the printed copy if someone else narrates it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Kramer is a great narrator but he isn't Gutfeld. If Greg is too busy, there must be someone who can impersonate Him.


    Did The Joy of Hate inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Maggie Pine Bush, NY, United States 10-21-13
    Maggie Pine Bush, NY, United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I expected more, a bit fluffy"
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    It was a little fluffy, I wish he had expanded on some of his points. He did make good points, however, and was entertaining. His jokes got a bit old too.

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    Beverly 09-05-13
    Beverly 09-05-13

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    "Funny and spot on"

    Great book but would have preferred that the author read it. Just not the same as his other title.

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    DaZook Columbia, PA United States 02-26-13
    DaZook Columbia, PA United States 02-26-13
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    "Funny and Insightful"
    Where does The Joy of Hate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like Guttfeld on Fox, Red Eye is great. This book highlights exactly what is going on in America today. Gives great insight along with some great laughs.


    What about Steve Kramer’s performance did you like?

    Great reading only he mispronouced Reading PA!


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    Taylor United States 02-04-13
    Taylor United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun listen"
    Would you listen to The Joy of Hate again? Why?

    No. Once is enough.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    For the most part, Greg is correct in his assessment of the current state of the American media. This is an important issue, but one can appreciate that Greg has keeps his sense of humor throughout.


    What aspect of Steve Kramer’s performance would you have changed?

    I thought he did well. However, when an aurthor writes with this much sarcasm, emotion and energy, the audio book would be better served if read by the aurthor.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That Greg was slandered on Twitter.


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    Berny M. Mills St. Petersburg, FL, US 12-16-12
    Berny M. Mills St. Petersburg, FL, US 12-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic Greg"
    If you could sum up The Joy of Hate in three words, what would they be?

    Cool as a glittered unicorn.


    Have you listened to any of Steve Kramer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think so, but I think he did a superior job.


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