Renowned fake conservative pundit Stephen Colbert may have coined the word truthiness, but it's Greg Gutfeld, real conservative political pundit and host of the Fox News Channel's Red Eye who has made a name for himself by unabashedly pronouncing the actual uncomfortable truthiness of life that is sure to shock the P.C.
The Bible of Unspeakable Truths is packed full of his most aggressive (and hilarious) rants, with each chapter devoted to a single "unspeakable truth". For example, in one chapter he might be ranting that "liberals are the least liberal minded people you know," and in the next, "You aren't racist if you make fun of poor whites."
Though Gutfeld is best known for his "straight-from-the-gut" political commentary, as featured every night on Red Eye as well as his blog, The Daily Gut, this book will go well beyond politics, exploring pop culture, current events, and nearly every other aspect of life, such as "if house cats were your size, they would eat you without a second thought," "PETA would never march for a vulture," "The media wanted bird flu to kill thousands," "Attractive people don't write for a living," and "Ethan Hawke is a rodent."
With an irreverent voice, sharp wit, and a take on nearly everything, this "manual about how to think about things, for people equipped to think about things" will be one that listeners either love wholeheartedly, or love to hate - and will guarantee to entertain and amuse anyone who's ever been afraid to say what they really thought. As Greg says, "In the end, this book should make you nod your head a lot, and laugh more. If it doesn't then you should probably seek medical help. I did. And I am the better for it!"
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"Greg Gutfeld is uproariously funny and is one of my favorite guests." (Dennis Miller)
"As a rule I never read books I blurb, but I couldn't resist with this one. I even gave it to my 13-year-old son, who poured over it slack jawed all afternoon, thus warping him for life. It's that subversive and good." (Tucker Carlson)
"[Y]ou'll laugh yourself holy reading this one!" (Mike Huckabee)
You may not agree with everything Mr. Gutfeld says but you have to admire his unvarnished, down to earth, matter of fact, way of expressing his opinions. This is the kind of open expression we need in our country today.
It's all good but the forward by Penn Jillette was especially memorable because it set you up for want was to follow.
It was read by him and it had his voice so you could just picture him sitting there reading the book.
Absolutely. Having the Author narrate his own comedic novel is a must, and Gutfeld delivers fantastically.
There was no story. Ha.
He did a great Penn impression at the beginning.
Great read... err... listen.
I love what Gutfeld has to say about politics, life and human behavior...and I even enjoyed how he said it, for about 20 minutes. But then the repetitive use of the same comedy techniques got a bit ridiculous. After an hour of the book I was almost able to predict his next humorous comment, missing only a detail or two. It seems that Gutfeld had much more truth content than he had comedic variety. I would say that the substance of the book deserved four/maybe five stars, while the style was only a two. Don't get me wrong, the humor was funny...just way too predictable and repetitive after about an hour.
You can tell he thinks he is writing funny stuff, but it just isn't that funny at all. In fact I did not even finish this book, it is that bad.
The whole book, it is terrible
The intro was disgusting with all the F::: words that were not needed. Also ,we only listened to the first two cd's & most of it did not make any sense ,also the disgusting language was not needed and ruined what ever the book was about. Threw it away.
clean up the language
This guy can be funny at times--though after a short time, his humor starts feeling really formulaic--but what really makes this unpleasant to listen to is the tone. It's like listening to the worst, angry, blowhard, frat-boy you can imagine.
And most of the times, he's just not 1/10 as clever or funny as he thinks he is. (An example, is repeating gag of him asking the recording engineer for some water, which, if you listen to audio books a lot, has the potential to be funny, but just turns out predictable and stupid.)
I probably expected too much from this audiobook. This is a collection of Gutfeld's "Greg-a-Logues," which are short rants about various "untouchable" subjects.
Gutfeld is very funny, and some of his observations are trenchant. However, I wanted more meat to the material, and it just wasn't there.
Very light listening.
I love Red Eye, but this book lacks the spontaneity and the hilarious repartee that distinguish the show. George Carlin does the un-PC schtick much better. Save your credit and watch Greg on YouTube instead.
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