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The Joy of Hate Audiobook

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

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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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    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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 2015
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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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    A User 12-11-12
    A User 12-11-12
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    "Brilliant! Laughing while listening!"
    Any additional comments?

    I will be getting this book for friends and family for Christmas this year!

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    Jay Friedman Dallas, TX United States 05-31-13
    Jay Friedman Dallas, TX United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Unless you are a liberal hater who likes to hear the same points and arguments over and over again, there is no reason to listen to this book. I was looking for new information, new analysis, and new insight and got none of this. It was simply rehashing all the old information you've heard.


    What could Greg Gutfeld have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Greg should have developed new insight and not just retold old stories. The "why" behind liberal behavioral patterns is desperately missing from this book.


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

    Steve wasn't snappy or sarcastic enough as Greg is/would have been. Greg should have narrated this.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely not.


    Any additional comments?

    I developed more of my own insight listening to this than the book provided. I think I could write a 1,500 word blog post about these same issues and provide you with more insight than the entirety of this book.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 01-01-13
    James 01-01-13
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    "Almost impossible to listen to"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book almost desperately seeks to be funny yet fails at every turn.


    What character would you cut from The Joy of Hate?

    I would burn this book if I had it in physical form. At least then it would do something useful.


    Any additional comments?

    If you appreciate your time DO NOT BUY this book. I've lost 3 hours of my life that I will never get back already.

    3 of 15 people found this review helpful

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