Conservative talk-radio host Neal Boortz gives a spirited performance of his book Somebody's Gotta Say It. On this audiobook, he delivers his usual brand of relentless truth telling - he stays far away from political correctness - which has earned him the titles "Talkmaster" and the "High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth". His goal? To defend the United States against those who seek to harm it, and to aim diatribes at the liberals who believe America is good because of government. If someone is offended, then he’s done his job.
Now, with Somebody's Gotta Say It, Neal gives us his greatest jeremiad yet: a hilarious but serious-as-taxes screed covering all the issues that get Neal and his millions of listeners hot under the collar on a daily basis.
©2007 Neal Boortz; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"There is no mistaking his honesty, fearlessness, and above all, his patriotism." (Conservative Book Club)
While I can’t say that I agree with everything that Neal says, he got 99.9% of it right. As a loyal listener for Neal for years I took a long break from him for a couple years while I lived overseas. All I can say is that I am happy to be back home listening to him and his voice of reason. If only he would reconsider and run for President, but you would have to listen to find out why… If you have any book to buy here it would be his Fair Tax book, after that this is a must listen!
This has got to be one of the most amazing books ive read/listened to. Like "the Fair Tax Plan", i am going to purchase this book for everyone i know. I have listened to Neal Boortz for about 5 years now until his show was cancelled in my market. I have been awaiting a new book from him for quite some time. The one thing to keep in mind as you listen is this.... The truth is not sensitive. If you want to read/listen to a book that will make you feel warm and fuzzy, or a book that will tell you nothings your fault, then this book is not for you. But if you can, just for one minute, not get defensive and keep an open mind to what Neal is saying... you will be very enlightened. And as i know he would despise this comparison... He is like the Dr. Phil of talk radio. Sometimes the truth needs to be said no matter how uncomfortable or painful it may be. Do yourself a favor and get this. A+++++++
I enjoy Neal Boortz and find him further sharping observations and opinions I have in common with him but there are some differences that I do have with him that lower this from a 4 to a 3. I do recommend this but with some caveats.
Instantly the listener is assaulted with a summary of the book. Whatever offends you in the first ten minutes will continue to provoke more than your thoughts. It will grate you as he explores those topics in more detail, especially poking at the tender feelings of many liberals. Most people can find some common ground with Boortz on at least one issue, but the libertarian is most likely to appreciate this work. My first problem with Boortz is that while he is strong on personal liberties, he does so with the abandonment of any moral base, and even liberty without morality descends into chaos. It seems his abandonment of Episcopal ministry resulted in a wavering stand on moral issues in general. My second problem is that just because people e-mail him to tell him they "will never listen to him again," that does not mean that he is right. Nevertheless, he parades e-mail after e-mail as if they were evidence that his view was correct, when some of his views, when taken to their logical conclusions, are deeply flawed.
I teach Business, Economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. My interests are in politics, economics, and philosophy. I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Political Science.
Gloating that you were an average student in high school and never went to college then saying that your work experience in talk radio has taught you how dumb Americans are takes a lot of nerve. Arguing the libertarian view of the world only goes to show that you really should have at least paid attention in history class. The major problem with this book, and the libertarian view, is that it requires, as a pre-requisite, that you completely ignore the American Progressive Movement in the early years of the last century. The ideas were tried before, and they failed, miserably...Actually, they sit the conditions for the government we have now.
Democracies are messy. They require dialogs, not diatribes. We can all sit in a room and create our own perfect world from our myopic perspectives, but ultimately, and fortunately, this is not how the world of reality works.
I would give this book a pass...there is nothing here that you don't hear on the radio.
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