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The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated - politically, culturally, and economically - by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way.

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the Internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that they don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution features biographies of important thought leaders and the 10 new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is not for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go....

©2018 Chapo Trap House (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Better than the podcast

My god, the line about how the apocalypse is here “you just don’t live there,” was the brilliance of Matt’s climate change rant encapsulated in one sentence. Let’s go!!!

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  • United States
  • 08-21-18

Genius - Even better that they read their own work

This book is better than America the book that many of us loved 15 years ago because we're stupid. Now let's hope the sequel discusses the truth about Syria.

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  • SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, United States
  • 08-21-18

Oh hell yeaaa

I’ve been waiting for this to come out for so long and I’ve gotta say it doesn’t disappoint. Chapo does it again with their absolutely bleak, completely demented, chaotic style that you can’t find anywhere else except for the scattered remnants of now defunct web forums and ephemeral discord chats that inevitably fall apart because of infighting. These guys are our only hope and, honestly, we’re all going to die. At least it’s going to be fun.

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my beautiful boy virgil has a voice like an angel.

this book taught me the importance of cleaning my room and standing up straight. everything in this book is correct and good.

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brilliant

Brilliant comedy that skeweres the feckless liberal establishment and the bitter, nihilistic far right. Ends on a hopeful note but ultimately it is up to us to be what needs to change and its not merely electing some Democrats or reforming a system whose purpose is to manage society to keep the 1% powerful.

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Funny, insightful and sadly for the most part not only true, but accurate

Funny and great. The Chapo crew presents The neoliberal shitscape that is our societies and the outset of the 21st century. But they focus on the particular grotesque, dumb, cruel and evil the US version is. So they’re also funny cause unbeknownst to the they parody themselves...

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Check it out for yourself.

Yes, I'm a fan of their podcast. Yes, I agree world and political view. But I didn't care about this book when it was announced. I don't agree with ALL they have to say. But I'm glad I gave it a chance. I was entertained.

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A beautiful, brilliant, stupid book.

As a longtime fan of the so-called "Dry Boys" and their podded casting product I decided to purchase the audio version of their book during a recent road trip. To my surprise the book was much more earnest and at times even academic than I had anticipated, but not without the near-inaccessible levels of obscure cultural and historical references that I have come to know and love.
I would compare the style to the works of John Hodgman, the main distinction between the two being that Hodgman's dry historical wit is erudite and winking, like an old southern dandy who makes you feel smart for getting his jokes. The Chapo Boys present their narrative in a style that is reminiscent of being cornered at a party by an autistic kid who has just tried cocaine for the first time. The jokes are obscure and references arcane, but in a different sort of way where you don't get to feel smug for being in on the joke because you begin to realize how much of your stupid life has been wasted consuming blog thinkpeices and video games and prestige television.
In conclusion, Libya is a land of contrast.

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Clarity in a world of crap

This book and podcast has changed the way I view the world. It has attributed to a paradigm shift from viewing the world through the lens of capitalism to seeing a future where we can take care of everyone, have peace, and not worship incrementalists like obama, who just end up propping up the ruling class and perpetuating the atrocities of capitalism.

Also, it’s just enjoyable to point out the absurdities of the pundit, media and mainstream political class.

Chapo let’s go.


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It’s like the podcast only focused and evergreen (ish)

Having been a recent convert to CTH, their take on politics and the various phonies of the left (unliking Vox when I finish this review) the Chapo Guide to whatever, reads like a textbook, with half fact and half wit. I still can’t tell the voices of the guys apart, but the smart one shed some light on many things I was unaware of, which is why I like these twitter monsters better than the human boatshoes at Crooked Media.

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  • 08-25-18

Definitely worth a read!

Absolutely fantastic, a light in the seemingly hopeless neo-liberal hell future. Perfectly blending humour and horrible truths of the past and present, into a really engaging romp. Well paced and informative, not a dull moment.

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  • DVee
  • 10-26-18

A mixed bag

Not bad for a first effort. Starts and ends pretty well, but the central third is a tonally inconsistent, unfocused mess. Could have used a firmer editorial hand. Additionally, for the audiobook, the boys manage to mispronounce every word over about three syllables, though this might be intentional - it's hard to tell.
The barbershop renditions are excellent.

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  • 10-18-18

Lacks the Chapo spark

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  • 09-22-18

Its a 8 hour chapo podcast ep (a good thing)

well produced and very interesting. a must have for every chapo listener. Buy the Book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-18

Inspiring!

A fresh breath of air for modern socio-economy. Listen to this audiobook to own the libs.

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  • Dom
  • 10-25-18

go off kings

allllllll right, welcome to real motherfucking Chapo hours! real Goddam respecting women hours and some adjunct hours to add funk power. Gorka maintains his ascendancy.
solidarity for the student precariate, eat the rich, fuck school, burn shit.
Keep on Foxley, you'll find your inspiration just as I once found you. You got this

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  • Daniel Elliott
  • 08-24-18

Hilarious and insightful guide to our nightmare.

Exactly what every despairing, exhausted young person needs to hear/read to understand and challenge the madness of late capitalism.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-18

a book that accurately describes our hellworld

this book heroically attempts to describe our current misfortunes and cannily skews the innumerable villains who brought us to this point