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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe Narrator: Glenn Beck, Steve (Stu) Burguiere, Pat Gray Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that gives you the right answers when idiots leave you speechless!

It happens to all of us: You’re minding your own business, when some idiot* informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.

Just go away! you think to yourself—but they only get more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. But never fear, for Glenn Beck has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths and small minds: knowing the facts.

And this book is full of them.

The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you’ll tell them all about England’s handgun ban. When they insist that we should copy the UK’s health-care system, you’ll recount the horrifying facts you read in this book. And the next time you hear how produce prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you’ll have the perfect rebuttal. Armed with the ultimate weapon—the truth—you can now tolerate (and who knows, maybe even enjoy?) your encounters with idiots everywhere!

*Idiots can’t be identified through voting records; look instead for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling...At its core, the book poses some critical challenges to those on all ends of the political spectrum.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rsoeffker | 2/19/2014

    " This is a good book if you have never heard of the word "politics". This book is so entry level it bored me. Beck's humor gets old by page 6. Very poor attempt to fuse a informative book and a comic book. Bad try Beck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nickrbockr | 2/18/2014

    " I didn't finish the entire book, due to needing more than two weeks to finish this densely packed book. I really enjoyed his thoughts and found myself stronger in my own views of political issues. Be ready for lots of information thrown at you all at once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 2/11/2014

    " Oh boy...how do I rate this? Politics isn't exactly my favorite subject to read about. Glenn Beck annoys the heck out of me most of the time, so the styles of his books drive me nuts as well...BUT his messages and points are spot on. I'm sick of hearing just one side of the story - the liberal media's side. And as annoying as Beck may be, it's refreshing to hear the other side...and let's see, the more truthful side. The government has grown outlandishly huge, sticking its fingers into many things it shouldn't (Bill of Rights, 10th Amendment!! leave it to the states!!), and leaving its fingers OUT of things it SHOULD be taking care of! (ie - illegal immigration!!) If you can't stand Beck, suck it up and read it anyway. Learn something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 1/26/2014

    " I'm not a fan of the way Beck presents himself. He puts people off who might otherwise be interested in his ideas (I mean, the title of the book itself is offensive). That being said, I like a lot about Beck's worldview. I think he's intelligent and thoughtful, and when he's being sincere I really like him. I read this book because I was interested in facts that would help me better understand some of today's issues. I didn't read it to be told what my opinion should be, because a lot of my opinions are already decided. But I don't always feel comfortable backing them up when I don't have solid facts and a complete understanding of all things political. I have found it most interesting, after finishing this book, that there have been specific events in my life that reflect these ideas about how our world is understood. I've had experiences to which I can apply information from this book, even if they are not exactly the same topics. If I was ranking this book purely on writing style, I'd give it maybe 3 stars. It's not really a cohesive read. But as far as information and subject matter goes, I found it to be interesting, informative, and relevant to today. "

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