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The world is a mess. It seems that everywhere listeners turn, there's another problem:

  • Iran is developing nuclear capabilities.
  • Public schools actually seem to be making our kids dumber.
  • Charlie Sheen has a hit sitcom.
  • Obesity is a national epidemic.
  • The divorce rate is rising faster than gas prices.
  • Really: Charlie Sheen has a hit sitcom!
  • And people are more interested in voting for the next American Idol than American President.

    This just barely scratches the surface. Sadly, there's no shortage of problems - what is needed now are solutions. If only there was a man who could simplify things, cut through the rhetoric, and fix everything. Then, if he was just able to put all of that insight into something that people could a store and, that would great.

    Wait a minute!

    An Inconvenient Book is that very something: the one source for the Real Story behind the problems that seemed too big and complicated to solve (until now) plus their common-sense solutions. Think of it as a Hints from Heloise that's less "getting red wine out of your carpet" and more "keeping illegal aliens out of your country".
  • ©2007 Mercury Radio Arts, Inc; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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    • James
    • Alto, MI, USA
    • 12-05-07

    More entertaining than Rush

    This book consists of a collection of rants some of which are very informative and entertaining and some are just funny. The author's use of silly voices gets a little old toward the end. The politics are unabashedly conservative but his opinions are well supported and seem reasonable - particularly regarding global warming.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Ron
    • Sydney, Australia
    • 11-10-09

    Tell us what you really think!?!

    He doesn't mind speaking his mind does he?!? The only problem with that is that he tends to go overboard with his dramatizations. Even though he admits he's a pure blood conservative, he certainly has a flare for melodrama. For me, living in Australia, I can see why he'd work well as a radio DJ, but give him a soap box and he'll jump on it. He is funny in many parts and he does use some good statistics, but even he admits: "Statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics". This is good for opposing views backed up with evidence, and it is quite funny throughout, but I have to say the "ADD moments" get very frustrating. But this one is certainly better than his 2nd one - "Arguing With Idiots"

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    • Rodney
    • houston, TX, USA
    • 05-18-09

    Gotta love this guy.

    Beck deals with serious issues giving well thought out solutions while maintaing the the edgy sarcasm and humor that has made his radio and tv shows huge hits. Beck fan or not this is a must read.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    excelent a book that everyone should read

    this book is an excellent book just like it name indicates many liberals would hate this book to the fact that it brings up some inconvenient truths about all the crap they spout

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    Man is a Visionary!

    Would you listen to An Inconvenient Book again? Why?

    Yup, to remind me of the things that are relevant over and over in today's world.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Non-fiction, no characters, but messages about many topics of interest in today's changing world

    What about Glenn Beck’s performance did you like?

    Glenn Beck, while many don't agree with him, he is an experienced Radio host, so reading his own book just makes perfect sense and allows the listener to clearly tell his true inflection in the material

    Any additional comments?

    As mentioned, many disagree with Glenn Beck's views, but that should not stop one from this title. It is a mostly humorous look at the human condition, sure, from a more conservative then liberal view point, but most will find something to relate to and many may
    find new things that had not thought about concerning how they see the world.
    Is his science accurate? The best way to find out is to check it out for yourself. He gives
    pointers to his data (in those areas of the book where science is the topic). Are his religious views everyones? No, but if you really can't stand Christian views, then skip those
    sections, there is still plenty to enjoy!

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    Great listen!

    As usual with Beck, I find myself engaged and alert and also highly entertained by his books. The information he presents is eye opening and often shocking, but his delivery is hilarious! I listened to this book at work and found myself frequently busting out in laughter! I highly recommend this book to anyone who can handle the truth!

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    • Kimberly
    • Waynesville, GA, United States
    • 01-28-08

    Enjoyable Logical Ranting

    Glenn Beck managed to entertain while making a lot of sense. His approach was to dissect many political issues and offer real alternative approaches and solutions. I thought that the book was funny and enjoyable. It made me look at issues differently by requiring me to think more critically. My only issue is that there was an over use of statistical data.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    • Bruce
    • Long Beach, CA, USA
    • 01-15-08

    Great but the cartoon voices distract...

    Love Glenn and his viewpoints resonate with me, but the cartoon voices get to be a bit much after 3 or 4 hours. Listened as we drove to Phoenix, it made the trip so easy!!!! Except the cartoon voices...

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    Not even close

    A book full of rants based on the authors view, some of which are ill informed, others which are highly personal and only applicable to his situation.

    The Global warming section was downright good, but the rest of the book was not even close.

    Next he jumps to marriage, and thinks every marriage is like his. Then switches to advice for teenagers, as if this is a big book for teenagers. But this brings up another point - He doesnt seem to know who his audience is. The book is full of preaching but without credentials, and he changes who he preaches to. Fathers, Teenagers, Environmentalists.. who is this book written for?

    The description is horribly inaccurate...
    "The world is a mess. It seems that everywhere listeners turn, there's another problem"

    He doesnt discuss the world's problems. Except for the chapter on global warming, all the issues are squarely American issues. Readers outside the US will be left confused, and bored.

    "If only there was a man who could simplify things, cut through the rhetoric, and fix everything."

    Author does none of that. States an American problem, then his opinion on it after he first rants, then preaches.

    Start next chapter, repeat for a different topic and different audience.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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    • Suzanne
    • Snohomish, WA, USA
    • 12-13-07

    Love the audio version

    I bought the hard back as soon as it came out and enjoyed it immensely. However, because Glenn Beck is so descriptive when he speaks, I decided to buy the audio version. Not only is he hilarious, he is 'right on' with his views of the world. I enjoy listening to him as I take my daily walks.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful