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Publisher's Summary

Bill O'Reilly is mad as hell - and he's not going to let you take it anymore. In his most powerful and personal book yet, this media powerhouse and unstoppable truth-teller takes on those individuals and institutions in American life who are failing in their duties - big-time. In his inimitable style, mixing wit, pugnacity, and plain common sense, O'Reilly kicks butt and takes (and also names) names, from crooked corporate weasels to venal politicians to lazy and/or politically correct bureaucrats to sexually predatory priests and the Church hierarchy that protects them to a media establishment rife with political bias and economically hooked on violence and smut. At the same time that he calls the famous and powerful to account, he dares to get personal, questioning just how much our closest friends, families, and lovers do look out for us, and delivering a powerful message about personal responsibility and self-reliance in an uncertain world. He forces us to ask just how much genuine altruism is left in a society that thrives on self-indulgence and ruthless competition.

Who's Looking Out for You? is a book that boldly confronts our worst fears and biggest problems in a post-9/11, post-corporate-meltdown world. Its sage, candid advice on regaining control and trust in these troubled times will resonate with the millions of readers and viewers who have come to believe in Bill O'Reilly as the man who speaks for them.

©2003 Bill O'Reilly (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[O'Reilly] manages to pull off an inspirational guide to life's most basic quandaries." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Balancing The Reviews

It's obvious that reviewer "Tom" from from Vancouver, WA, hasn't read the book, but only left a ultra bad review to skewer the overall ranking for O'Reilly's latest effort, only because "Tom" apparently doesn't like O'Rielly. If he had read the book, he would have known that O'Rielly uses indisputable FACTS to back up his views. I can't say that I always agree with the opinions and advice that he draws from those facts, but his witty, well articulated, and well researched arguments make for entertaining, educational and enlightening "reading."

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugh
  • Niantic, CT, USA
  • 12-12-03

Highly recommended to anyone with an open mind.

This book has little to do with politics ? The focus is on how to tell who has your best interest at heart. O?Reilly uses a wide variety of examples from his own life to examine this subject. Bill provides examples of his failures, successes, and the lessons he has learned so far in life. He explains his philosophy of how human beings should interact and details how he developed these ideas.

To the people who rated this book with one star, it is very apparent from the comments that they didn?t crack the cover. Snoople007 from Manchester, NH betrays his orientation by grouping O?Reilly with right wing personalities Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter, and Hume. Anyone who listens to O?Reilly knows that he is a very independent voice. Snoople007 throws out the following: ?He's simply not good with facts, and he's not analytical either?. ?. What???
Steve, from Minneapolis, MN, is another far left ?pretend? reviewer. His statement? ?I must admit, I only got 3/4 of the way through this collection of half-truths, misrepresentations and no-truths before I had to throw it away. Hey Steve, how does O?Reilly?s explanation of his experiences and the conclusions he draws from them have anything to do with what you are saying???

O'Reilly exposes the lack of accountability of the elite in this country. There is a very sad lack of understanding by many in this country about the abuses of elitist journalists, politicians, and business executives that Bill O?Reilly points out in this book. If extremists would take the time to listen to what is actually being said, I believe we would have a chance of correcting some of the biggest problems we face. Bill O?Reilly talks about what our founding fathers intended the real America to be and shows, through many examples, what extremists are attempting do to our nation.

Ideologues will not believe any of this however and will continue to read and believe inflammatory tripe from Michael Moore, Ann Coulter, or Al Franken.

28 of 30 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

To Review the Reviewer...

It strikes me that the vast majority of reviewers either haven't read this book, or wasted their time on a fruitless exercise. To those who haven't read the book, and reviewed it negatively, you are unintelligent unenlightened imbeciles to waste your time typing a review. To those who did listen to the book knowing they weren't going to like it, what an even greater waste of time.

Look, Bill O'Reilly is a polarizing figure. You either like him or you don't. If you like him then you'll like this book. If you don't then you won't. It's that simple. If you haven't run across him before, "The No Spin Zone" is his best work. This is very good too and happens to be the only work on Audible. I would check it out.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Have the reviewers actually Read the book?

I have actually listened to this book!!! It seems people are logging onto audible and slamming O?Reilly without listening to the book. I consider myself a critical thinker and I would suggest that if reviewers are going to charge him with lying that they actually produce at least one example from the book. The book is actually very positive and encouraging. I disagree with O?Reilly on several key issues. He is arrogant and bombastic. But, he is a clear thinker and excellent writer (he actually writes his own books, unlike many Celebs). I continue to be puzzled by how hatefully the far left can be of those they consider hateful, and how intolerant they are of anyone they brand as intolerant (with or without proof).

58 of 64 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Kudos to free speech

I don't think O'Reilly tells it like he is. If you agree with him fine, if not... that is your right. The simple fact is you can almost guarantee that all of the negative writers in this review area have NEVER READ THE BOOK. Just because you do not agree with his point of view, philosophy, or whatever... does NOT mean he does not have the right to express himself. "You left" seem to have forgotten free speech means all speech, even the ones you don't agree with. Simply lying about the book to benefit your own personal/party's agenda against this person is flat out wrong.

Now, the book itself is a good read. A lot of books like this are breeze books, as you can read through it in several sittings. He gives some interesting views and points of view, and yes brings his normal way of telling it like it is. As for the slant, yes he is conservative-he admits it right out, but he is independent in party affiliation as he doesn't trust any political parties. When he's wrong, he has admitted it.

Simply put. If you want to know what O'Reilly thinks, pick up the book. He gives you his point of view, and his way of dealing with things. You don't pick up the book to hear good things about the people that he feels are doing an injustice to society, you hear it straight-from his point of view. If you want to read hate filled books, go read Frankin and the likes. You'll see a big difference.

Who is looking out for you?

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Javier
  • Whittier, CA, USA
  • 12-12-03

Did they read the book

I read the book and thought it was great. It's so obvious that those that rated the book poorly did not read it. At least have the integrity to read the book before you slam it.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Joshua
  • Farmington, AR, USA
  • 11-01-03

actually listened to the book unlike naysayers

This book was very insightful. To the last reviewer, Scott from Michigan, who criticizes O'Reilly for not being "factual about much of anything": O'Reilly himself has explained that this book is NOT a book make to dispute policies and politics. It is primarily a self-improvement book. I lot of the stuff in this book is completely opinion. O'Reilly would be the first to admit this. In fact, he does so several times in the book. Maybe you really didn't read it. Furthermore, O'Reilly doesn't lie about issues THAT MATTER. WHO CARES ABOUT THE PEABODY/POLK CONTROVERSY?!?! Franken only personally attacks O'Reilly. He cannot argue the issues. Finally, it is pretty sick and pitiful that some lonely and angry souls have skewed the review results by placing multiple reviews on this website.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Just full of Lies

This book is just another of Bill's big lies. I could not stand finishing it.

38 of 43 people found this review helpful

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Silent Majority

It has become obvious that those that speak out the most and loudest are normally those that are the least informed. Evidently the far left has mounted an attack on Bill O'Reilly by trying to get anyone and everyone to rate this book very low. I would venture to say that most of those rating so low have not listened to this book. This was an excellent book. Very truthful and enjoyable to listen to. I will admit that I would not rate this a full 5 stars.. probably only 4.5 stars. I am very critical when it comes to my book listening. But in order to try and level the playing field.. I will go just a bit higher... with 5.0 stars.

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas
  • Roundup, MT, USA
  • 12-07-03

coruption, corperate greed and social injustice

an excelent book if you want to know the truth about our social ills and a chance to get a well rounded look at what areas the united states has corroded itself away with crooked a people,politians,lawyers,media and the like. I have a better idea of whats happening in this country and how, I can make a stand and do my part demanding more accountablity of our leaders.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful