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Arguing with Idiots Audiobook

Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

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Publisher's Summary

It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.

Just go away! you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is this book.

Glenn Beck, author of the number-one New York Times best sellers An Inconvenient Book and Glenn Beck's Common Sense, has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts. And this book is full of them.

The next time your idiot friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban. When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you heard here. And the next time an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "No, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce."

Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper-sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.

©2009 Glenn Beck; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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    Janet Oakdale, CA, United States 08-14-16
    Janet Oakdale, CA, United States 08-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fast pace and interesting"

    There were so many topics along with facts and history that I missed in those baby-raising years. Now I will get some more of Glenn Beck's books and learn more about our countries history and I will pray that future generations will study those mistakes save our beautiful USA!

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    Soras 04-26-16
    Soras 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome"

    loved it, definitely a great read, great book for trying to explain to an idiot

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    Jason 03-15-16
    Jason 03-15-16
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    "Awesome book!!!!!!!"

    Pulls you right in to the book. Makes some great points!! Very educational!!!!!!! A must read.

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    stephen c smith 02-20-16
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    "Highly recommend"

    This audio book is very Educational, eye opening, I would definitely recommend it.
    Couldn't put it down

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    Savanna 02-18-15
    Savanna 02-18-15

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    "Good book as long as you agree with Beck"

    Glen beck made the book amusing to hear along with his associates. The break in narration was fun and made it very easy to listen to. It would defiantly be a tough book to hear if you didn't agree with his small government philosophies. For me the book was frustrating because while I agreed with his statements, it was a very bitter pill to hear all the things that are wrong with government and how it has become misdirected. It also is unfortunately a bit outdated as it is written just as Obama is taking office in his first term and since then much has changed.

    Simply put, great to listen to, a bit dated on facts, and I wouldn't read this unless you already agree with his thoughts or are willing to be open minded. It speaks down to anyone else in case that wasn't already implied by the title.

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    John J. Fitzmaurice 11-11-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Annoying "idiot voice""

    Be warned:
    Whether you agree or disagree with Glenn Beck's political leanings (I had no idea who he was until I started to listen to this book.) the falsetto voice he puts on for the "idiot" is too annoying to listen to for more than 2 minutes. It's way over the top and takes away from the content.
    I can not listen to one more minute of this recording.
    Maybe the book would be better. It's too late for me though. If I tried to read the book, I think I would hear his voice. (shudder)
    Mr. Beck, it worked for Pee-Wee Herman. It doesn't work for you.

    12 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Tustin, CA, USA 12-06-09
    Robert Tustin, CA, USA 12-06-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Arguing with Idiots (Unabridged)"

    This book provides detailed examples of how past situations have been handled and what took place.
    I found this book to be funny and full of information that is easily understood, easily fact-checked. I found the book easy to read. I liked the attention to detail. Don't forget Glenn Beck is also a comedian and it show in this book. Conservatives will love it while the left liberal will not.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 10-21-09
    Emily 10-21-09

    I have many interests. I was a Paramedic, Webmaster, Internet Marketer. Now a Registered Nurse and avid gardener.

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    "Very educational and filled with facts"

    WOW! This book is great. I get very angry if a book is all about the left or right point of view. I like when the Author uses facts, humor and common sense. He keeps it interesting throughout the whole book. He makes the facts easy to understand and interesting.

    9 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Wiliamstown, NJ, USA 10-01-09
    Jason Wiliamstown, NJ, USA 10-01-09

    Avid history and fiction/non-fiction fan.

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    "Valid, but skewed points..."

    Mr. Beck's latest novel focuses on the issues around the health care debates and the Obama administration. Valid points where centrists could possibly agree are present, but buried under snarky criticism and one-liners. Not bad, but far from a concise narrative of the circumstances America is experiencing now.

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    Joakim Westerberg 11-28-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Only the most conservative american can enjoy this"

    Poorly built facts and very very conservative view on things. If you hate liberals and anything that even remotely reflects some socialistic views or ideas, if you firmly believes that socialism equals communism and stupidity- then this book is for you.
    For me, this was a true waste of credits.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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