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Flyover Nation: You Can't Run a Country You've Never Been To

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Blaze TV and top radio host Dana Loesch explains that the biggest political problem today is that the people who run this country have no idea what life is really like for ordinary Americans. In fact, they have contempt for the very people they claim to represent.

When the owners of a small pizza parlor in Indiana were asked by the local press whether they would ever cater a gay wedding, they said no, citing their personal religious beliefs. The internet responded with immediate outrage, posting death threats and vicious online reviews, and forcing them to shut down. All for expressing a personal opinion rooted in faith, in response to a completely hypothetical question. A new front in the culture war had been opened.

When the owners of the pizza parlor told Dana Loesch on a Blaze TV interview that they might never reopen, Loesch started a fundraising campaign. Hundreds of thousands of dollars quickly poured in to support them. The people donating weren't taking a stand against gay rights; they just believed that a random mom-and-pop shop shouldn't be run out of business because media and political elites on both coasts caricature and vilify rural Americans.

Most of the problems with our country today can be traced to a very simple cause - the growing disconnect between the government and media elites and the rest of us, the old-fashioned, hard-working, God-fearing Americans who are proud to live in middle America. As Loesch explains, too many people getting on their high horse about Wal-Mart have never shopped in one. Protesters outraged at small town cops have never been helped by one. Environmentalists who claim to want to protect the spotted owl have never been in the woods with one. Atheists who attack committed Christians have never sat in a pew with one.

Loesch doesn't take aims solely at the Democrats; some Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail have also forgotten what life is like for the people back home. While these so-called leaders may have forgotten the people in coal towns and farming communities, the voters in those communities haven't forgotten Washington's betrayals. And it will show in 2016.

As one of the most powerful and recognizable voices on talk radio today, Dana Loesch is leading a revolution of America's new Silent Majority.

©2016 Dana Loesch (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-29-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-29-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Interesting and worthwhile book!"

    While I do not agree with Dana Loesch on everything, her descriptions of flyover country and the values of the majority of people who live there are dead right. Her point that coastal elites do not understand those people is equally correct. Flyover Nation is a very worthwhile book. Narration is outstanding.

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    Michael Randazzo NJ, USA 07-25-16
    Michael Randazzo NJ, USA 07-25-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Ah I think I am in love."

    I met Dana at a book signing she was a very nice lady. Next thing I knew I started reading this book I was enthralled by it I couldn't stop listening to the audio version. I also met Dana's husband Chris at the book signing I told him I hated him because I love this woman and I want to marry her so I asked if she had a sister. The answer was no. But the book is amazing if you don't know anything about the conservative movement you really need to listen to this book. Even if you do know what a conservative is you need to listen to this book so that you can learn all the dirty little details about DC and all their corruption.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Akron, OH, United States 06-27-16
    Tanya Akron, OH, United States 06-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "America will be saved by flyover nation"

    I enjoyed this book immensely. Dana did a great job of capturing the hearts, souls and feelings of flyover Nation people.. we aren't fully wake up. and when get stop feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired and stop crying about being patronised by the progressive right and left we will do something in this country that hasn't been done since 1776 we have the courage we have the will we have the nerve to determination to fight back. Dana thank you for the inspiring book will listen to it several times they realize how much I'm a flyover Nation girl

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    Roger Wuellner Olathe, KS, United States 06-22-16
    Roger Wuellner Olathe, KS, United States 06-22-16 Member Since 2014

    A follower of Jesus. An avid fan of historical religion (fiction or non). I am still a lover of Stephen King because of his writing.

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    "Finally. A book about real values in America."

    Well done, Dana. Truly enjoyed this book. It hits the mark on so many topics. God bless you and your family.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Darin 01-31-17
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    "intelligent conservatism defined"

    if you wonder why conservatives believe what they believe, this is an intelligent explanation of our values. well worth your time.

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    William G. Stuart Massachusetts, USA 01-30-17
    William G. Stuart Massachusetts, USA 01-30-17
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    "Fascinating"
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    This is a fascinating book. Any coastal left-wing elite needs to listen to this book to understand that for every one of him or her, there's someone living in Indiana or Oklahoma or Utah who listens to a church choir and preacher rather than talking heads on Sunday mornings, who stands reverently with his teammates during the National Anthem, who attends the Fourth of July parade before cracking open a wine cooler and who spends Saturday morning baking for the church or school fundraiser rather than march, chant slogans and raise signs to protest every perceived injustice in the world. I'd never heard of the author before listening. She makes a lot of sense and accurately portrays life in the vast land in which so many Americans live. To these folks, patriotism, respect for the military and activity in the community is so much more relevant than free contraceptives, access to gender-reassignment surgery through medical insurance and abortion on demand. It seem strange that we label those who support these items as "progressives" - as though we as a nation are making progress as we move toward these priorities.

    I don't agree with Ms Loesch's view on every issue, but I understand more clearly why former Sec. of State Clinton lost the presidential election. In my neck of the woods (living eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean between Boston and NYC), few can understand why she didn't win in a landslide. Anyone who's read or listened to this book understands clearly.

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    Memetaphor Wichita, KS 01-28-17
    Memetaphor Wichita, KS 01-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An Orgy of Invectives—Spewing Bias"

    This is going to ruffle some feathers, though someone should say it. Humans must rise above our hatred of social progress. This book is a cookbook for building the Trump empire, and that's not an improvement for humanity. I'm also disgusted that so many consider this 5-star material, but please, read those reviews too. They're actually... quite informative.

    I grew up and have lived most of my life in this fabled "Flyover Nation" (Kansas) as a dedicated fundamentalist Christian. But, the seeds that matured me to my new self came from elsewhere in the world. I woke up some four years ago thanks to others that were willing to say the hard things against the thinking that drives people like Dana. Yes, I'm one of those Christians turned Atheists... a... reprobate.

    But, I'm not a rich cocktail-drinking elitist liberal coastal snob, and neither am I viral rage-addicted vampire. No, I'm just a human that realized my religion, philosophy, and science were all wrong. And I adjusted as required. Here's the rub for religion (Dana included): I didn't get bitter and lose my morals, but rather, I doffed religion and its trappings to find myself in a real world with real needs. This was an awakening. Dana is really afraid to address this part though. Religion has failed (and always will) to answer the realities of humanity. Instead of addressing what is forcing society to adapt to its real human issues, she endorses doubling-down in traditionalism and nationalism. Fighting harder against giving to those in need only results in more lives ruined... while the "righteous" keep their strongholds as they were in ye olden dayes with G'ma and G'pa.

    Fellow Flyovers, while you're praying against the powers of the "darkness of this world", I'll be out there, actually making a difference to the hurting and the needy. Non-flyovers, can you truly say the difference is indistinguishable?

    The trouble with today's society is not—as Dana and the Flyovers would have you believe—the loss of traditionalism. It is that so few are listening to ideas that might enlighten their error. The point is, I was wrong but worked through it. Nobody forced me to "give myself over to the devil"... and I don't hate "God"—though I am truly saddened by how such a fictitious concept hobbles otherwise able minds. We just don't need those training wheels any more.

    Dana is the old guard of things we've since found false. Let's look to reality for how to proceed, but please don't support voices like this. As soon as my review is posted, I'm returning this book... in protest. Can you imagine what might happen if more did this?

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    Andrea B. 12-23-16
    Andrea B. 12-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    Great book about middle America and what this country is made of. True American spirit

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    George 09-22-16
    George 09-22-16
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    "An excellent listen of most of the US."
    What made the experience of listening to Flyover Nation the most enjoyable?

    I could put names and faces to a whole host of the people she talks about, obviously not her experience, but I did have a great deal of common feelings about what she describes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book is good to read before voting in the 2016 election.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Goodall 09-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Truly exceptional."

    This is possibly one of the finest examples of what conservative folks in the United States are all about. Well written yet unpretentious and also well read. I consider it a masterpiece of truth and I hope it will be revealing, persuasive and influential to thousands of readers. Thank you Dana!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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