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This book consists of a collection of rants some of which are very informative and entertaining and some are just funny. The author's use of silly voices gets a little old toward the end. The politics are unabashedly conservative but his opinions are well supported and seem reasonable - particularly regarding global warming.
I really enjoyed this book, love listening to Glenn Beck, he tells it like it is! I just wish it had not been abridged.
Beck deals with serious issues giving well thought out solutions while maintaing the the edgy sarcasm and humor that has made his radio and tv shows huge hits. Beck fan or not this is a must read.
Yup, to remind me of the things that are relevant over and over in today's world.
Non-fiction, no characters, but messages about many topics of interest in today's changing world
Glenn Beck, while many don't agree with him, he is an experienced Radio host, so reading his own book just makes perfect sense and allows the listener to clearly tell his true inflection in the material
As mentioned, many disagree with Glenn Beck's views, but that should not stop one from this title. It is a mostly humorous look at the human condition, sure, from a more conservative then liberal view point, but most will find something to relate to and many may
find new things that had not thought about concerning how they see the world.
Is his science accurate? The best way to find out is to check it out for yourself. He gives
pointers to his data (in those areas of the book where science is the topic). Are his religious views everyones? No, but if you really can't stand Christian views, then skip those
sections, there is still plenty to enjoy!
As usual with Beck, I find myself engaged and alert and also highly entertained by his books. The information he presents is eye opening and often shocking, but his delivery is hilarious! I listened to this book at work and found myself frequently busting out in laughter! I highly recommend this book to anyone who can handle the truth!
Glenn Beck managed to entertain while making a lot of sense. His approach was to dissect many political issues and offer real alternative approaches and solutions. I thought that the book was funny and enjoyable. It made me look at issues differently by requiring me to think more critically. My only issue is that there was an over use of statistical data.
Love Glenn and his viewpoints resonate with me, but the cartoon voices get to be a bit much after 3 or 4 hours. Listened as we drove to Phoenix, it made the trip so easy!!!! Except the cartoon voices...
I bought the hard back as soon as it came out and enjoyed it immensely. However, because Glenn Beck is so descriptive when he speaks, I decided to buy the audio version. Not only is he hilarious, he is 'right on' with his views of the world. I enjoy listening to him as I take my daily walks.
A book full of rants based on the authors view, some of which are ill informed, others which are highly personal and only applicable to his situation.
The Global warming section was downright good, but the rest of the book was not even close.
Next he jumps to marriage, and thinks every marriage is like his. Then switches to advice for teenagers, as if this is a big book for teenagers. But this brings up another point - He doesnt seem to know who his audience is. The book is full of preaching but without credentials, and he changes who he preaches to. Fathers, Teenagers, Environmentalists.. who is this book written for?
The description is horribly inaccurate...
"The world is a mess. It seems that everywhere listeners turn, there's another problem"
He doesnt discuss the world's problems. Except for the chapter on global warming, all the issues are squarely American issues. Readers outside the US will be left confused, and bored.
"If only there was a man who could simplify things, cut through the rhetoric, and fix everything."
Author does none of that. States an American problem, then his opinion on it after he first rants, then preaches.
Start next chapter, repeat for a different topic and different audience.
I have read other reviews of this book. I don't know who posted before, but I am guessing that they are not Glenn Beck Radio listeners. Where the narrative of this book could have been better, I have found it to be very, "Beck-ish". If you do not listen to his radio program then this book can be very confusing or even borish. I am a regular listener and I found it to have moments of brilliance but some areas where I have had the book and needed to follow it.
DO NOT read this book if you are a liberal, you WILL NOT find it funny you may find it insulting. But if you can take the humor as well as some constructive criticism, then maybe.
Glenn Beck is nothing more than an entertainer with a conscience. Don't just sit here saying that this book is not worth listening/reading with out knowing what he is about. He mentions his family all the time on the radio and is maddened by all the confusing stuff that is out there. And for heavens sake open your mind to a different point of view and a little obscure humor.
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