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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The New York Times best sellers Treason and Slander comes an updated Ann Coulter compendium, complete with reader responses and television and talk radio transcripts (Couric, Donahue, Franken). With titles like "Would Mohamed Atta Object to Armed Pilots?", "9 out of 10 Caribou Support Drilling", and "Liberal Pimps for Clintonism", How to Talk to a Liberal covers Coulter's waterfront on her favorite issues and targets, from national security to Hollywood. Agree or disagree with her, Coulter says exactly what's on her mind, unafraid of consequences, and in the process elicits real passion and feisty political debate.
©2004 Ann Coulter (P)2004 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"A great deal of research supports Ms. Coulter's wisecracks." (New York Times)

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Mark
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 11-28-09

Loved it

Coulter just cracks me up. It's kind of a guilty pleasure though 'cause she spews the venom with such zeal. Though she has her tongue firmly planted in her cheek the truth is there. If you lean leftward you may find her style objectionable. She is entertaining and that is how I approached this work. I wasn't disappointed.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Mike
  • New Haven, CT, USA
  • 11-02-04

funny...but....

Coulter has a knack for delivering memorable punches and articulating amuzing, bruising ironies. But while there is no end to the number of internal inconsistencies I hear in liberal rhetoric, I have to admit I'm a mostly embarrassed to have Ann as a mouthpiece for modern conservatives. The depth of her reflection seems shallow compared to many other conservative and libertarian pundits - I certainly wouldn't pull out her quotes in serious political conversations with friends. I'd be taken down for hypocrisy in twenty different ways. I wish she could combine her lively style with more authenticity. She seems to be less about factual reporting and careful, synthetic analysis and more about pushing emotional hot-buttons without even establishing a factual ground for doing so. If you really want to talk to a liberal, you need to be able to communicate that you are listening to them and understand them. If you talk to a liberal the way Coulter does, well - you'll have many fewer friends and you'll never really persuade anyone of anything. Persuasion is one of the most important arts of our time. It involves highly skilled communication. Coulter bludgeons this art. So yeah, I chuckle. But I'm deeply disturbed that she's reinforcing the very attitudes and perspectives that make Americans a dysfunctional citizenship with a dysfunctional government.

57 of 81 people found this review helpful

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  • Curtis
  • Lake Wales, FL, United States
  • 05-02-05

The Queen of the Right

Her wit is like a new razor. When she writes a book there are more footnotes than any writer that I have read. If you are tired of the Liberal press she is a breath of fresh air.

17 of 24 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Ann, you are so good!

The film discussion alone is worth the book price. Yes, when no one is arguing, liberals sound soooo good. But only then. This is one fun book.

18 of 26 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

A Veritable Laugh Riot

Ann Coulter is one of THE MOST talented political humorists around. If, like me, you are an average working Joe, who battles with the challenges of life with honor and as little sniveling as possible.......you will LOVE Ann Coulter! You will laugh until you cry with gratitude that Ann Coulter can so eloquently express the stream of consciousness Right ( with apologies to Jack "Being a Drunk is Really Hep" Kerouac).Both the abridged and unabridged are enthusiastically recommended.

32 of 48 people found this review helpful

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  • Erik
  • Palo Alto, CA, United States
  • 10-06-04

I loved it!

It's not for the faint of heart, but you gotta admit: No one turns a phrase quite like Ann Coulter.

She rocks, and this book rocked. (It came out yesterday, and I stayed up most of the night listening to it. note: the other reviews today did not even listen to it!)

Thanks, Audible, for giving us the Unabridged version. (I hate abridged versions.)

My only complaint is that Ann only narrates part of this book. I love her voice, so miss it when the narrator takes over. That said, the narrator is good too.

167 of 256 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Go Ann!

Very interesting read. Since each article is about 10 - 15 minutes long, I would find myself popping it in to listen to 1 or 2 articles and, a couple hours later, still listening.

Her biting, insightful commentary will have you laughing out loud in the car or wherever you are listening. You have to give it to her, she pulls no punches.

My advice, get the abridged version where Ann reads all the articles.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • James
  • Salem, MO, United States
  • 11-03-04

Good listening, but don't expect much new.

I like her show and enjoy her columns. I was expecting new material, but instead this book is a collection of her columns. They are (as usual) quite pointed and always fun, especially in hindsight. Still a good listen, just don't expect a bunch of new material.

10 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Gregory
  • Vicksburg, MI, USA
  • 10-11-04

Again, Ann does not dissapoint

Audible should be able to cross-reference the one star listeners to see if they actually bought, let alone listened to the book, I doubt it 'cause this book is HOT! There is no other author that I await more than Coulter because of her biting and witty style. If you are a liberal let me give you a suggestion, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! You will come away with two black eyes and a bloody nose, not to mention the hurt "feelings. She is vicious, pulls no punches and best of all, spits on political correctness.

No nonsense men who are sick of walking on eggshells will love this book. She lets the cat out of the bag on her debate strategies which many, go along to get along politicians unfortunately ignore.

I caught myself laughing out loud on many occasions as she taunts the left with her well thought out and logical arguments.

97 of 160 people found this review helpful

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Would be better if narrated by Ann Coulter.

What did you like best about How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)? What did you like least?

The author makes a lot of interesting points.

What didn’t you like about Elizabeth White’s performance?

Not easy to listen to. It's kind of monotonous.

Any additional comments?

I only listened to about half of it because of the narration.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful