©2003 Tammy Bruce; (P)2004 Books on Tape
"Bruce presents the evidence of cultural warfare pretty comprehensively and makes her take on it feisty, riveting reading." (Booklist)
She's good looking, a lesbian, she has a unique perspective on current events, and she can back it up with history. This is a Democrat that longs for what Democrats used to stand for. I would reccommend this to anyone, especially for my fellow conservatives who think that all liberals have lost it. There is hope for all of us, and Tammy Bruce shows that.
There were so many "AHA" moments in this book. I thought it was a great analysis of our society from what you might think is the unusual perspective of a lesbian Republican. (after you listen to the book you may not think that it's so unusual for a lesbian to be a conservative.) I first heard about Tammy Bruce on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger show and while I don't rush out and get every book Dr. Laura recommends this one sounded intriguing and was it ever! Ms. Bruce describes how "damaged" people have control over the left and are because of their skewed perspective are trying to take us all down with them. She cites case after case of crazy incidents (like how Maxine Waters came out and said the LA riots were just some poor black women going out looking for milk for their babies)! A must read!
This audiobook is a very mixed bag. Although the book contains some good instances of the left's assault on values in its quest to destroy the country, there is nothing in this book that you can't find in other books (although finding such books in audio format is not easy, hint to Audible.com) And even though the author is the former president of a large NOW chapter, there is amazingly little in the book which draws on the author's first hand experience in that job to expose more of the left's failings. (The discussion of women who kill but get away with it using support from NOW could have been written by anyone.) A good contrast is David Horowitz' Radical Son (which is in fact available on Audible.com), which relies entirely on the author's personal experiences to devastate the left. One big problem with the content of this book is the author's refusal to discuss abortion, which she states she supports. This book would have been a good platform for her to explain why supporting abortion is "right" and "not wrong." But she doesn't discuss it at all. I guess that there were just some things she doesn't want to talk about. Another problem is that this doesn't really "feel" or sound like a book. Instead, it sounds as if the author is delivering the keynote luncheon speech to a group of businessmen and women. That flaw is made worse by the fact that the author also reads the book, so she actually gets the chance to make the book sound like she's giving a luncheon speech. Finally, the author constantly repeats the same phrases. An example: she uses the phrase "looking glass" (to describe the left's view "through the looking glass") fifty times according to one tool I used to check the book's content. The phrase "left elite" is used 87 times. She uses the phrase "gee" only 8 times. Imagine sitting through a speech where someone did that. Well, that's what listening to this book sounds like, and I'm a conservative.
Ms. Bruce delivers a compelling and fact filled discussion that details the evil manipulations of society by the mental disorder described today as Liberalism. Having been a liberal the majority of my life I can relate to the half baked thought process used to justify any action taken to further the cause. The voice of Ms. Bruce is a cry in the wilderness that should bring the Left back to reality, if it were not too late.
One of the most eye opening books I ever heard. This is someone that has been inside and involved in the inner circles of the left for more than 20 years, as president of NOW, campaing worker for numerous democrats, inside Hollywood and in the forefront of the Gay and Lesbian movement, she has seen it all. Now she gives us the inner working of these movements and their agendas in the true light that they represent, what they want to accomplish and how they want to do it. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, the players in this drama have an agenda they want pushed upon society and it is up to use to made ourselves aware and stand up for the sake of our children and their children.
A powerful book that should open the eyes of EVERYONE ... she masterfully proves the bias of the left and how the "drip drip" of these attacks on society and morals is tainting the distinction between right and wrong.
I would because it is so full of information, to absorb it all it needs a second read
the assault on our children from the extreme left is constant and real...we must protect our children from such depravity.
Tammy is brilliant as always - her narration of this book is excellent b/c you get her words chock full of her wonderful sarcasm. she's the best!
I really enjoyed and agreed with the central points of Ms. Bruce's book. She has several strong examples of the death of right and wrong. However, some of her arguments weren't the strongest available and may have hurt her case in some places. In many ways, the book sounds like a radio show (during which imperfect arguments are more forgivable).
In general, I really enjoyed this book--but she was preaching to the choir. I don't know if I think it would persuade many who didn't already agree with her.
do remeber to time when you were about 6 or so and the big fat kid WOULD seat on your head and take your lunch money
WELL ANY WAY THIS BOOK IS WORTH READING JUST FOR CHAPTER ON AL SHARTON TRYING TO STAB HERE WHEN I READ THIS BOOK I LOL AND LEARN A LOT ABOUT TV WASHINGTON DC AND LIFE.
Yep shes peeved. The American left have wound this woman up something chronic. This book is a catalogue of stories interlinked by the authors insight of what she saw from the inside (as a feminst lesbian activist) of what she describes as the corrupt and morally bankrupt left liberals of America.
Full of venom and bite, in some ways this book is like a prolonged Daily Mail article. The kind that makes you want to give the world a kick up the behind.
There is a great deal of sarcastic humour, some of the incidents described made me howl (and cringe) - like the distasteful episode of the college art student who passed his course by defacating infront of an audience (it was art).
Other stories made my blood boil, with a particularly brutual description of an horrific murder and the black rights activists support of the perpetrator.
I liked this book. In our morally realtive and religion free times, it is a refreshing stamp of what is right and what went wrong.
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