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Download Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Ingraham Narrator: Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a 50ish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria's Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria's Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?

A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and experts prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We're on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony... can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!?

Now, in an act of patriotic intervention, the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through 10 levels of our cultural hell.

You know we're in trouble when:

  • Airplane seats shrink - just as the passengers expand.
  • Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx).
  • People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout.
  • Breaking News usually means it happened yesterday.
  • The weddings last longer than the marriages.
  • Facebook has become a verb and read... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 2/19/2014

    " You know how you and others may complain about a pet peeve on social media? Imagine 1-3 paragraphs on everything that can be found annoying in a 300 page book. After a while, I got tired of reading about what ticks Ingraham off. But reading it helped the time go by while I was on cardio machines at the gym... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Lots of fun!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/9/2014

    " Hilarious, plus I agree with her on almost everything. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ramesh Kurup | 1/30/2014

    " I got it because it was it was deeply discounted and the opening seemed funny. The opening was funny, but it became an attack on anything unlike Ms Ingraham and her mom. Further in, her cultural zings were an excuse to blame the decline of America on immigrants, the young, MSNBC and liberals. I can only image her musing at her favorite country club how perfect America would have been if Reagan had been president for life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelle Campbell | 1/28/2014

    " In this book Laura relates more personal experiences with cultural phenomenon and expresses them to readers in a witty fashion most people will find funny. Unless you worship the ground Nancy Pelosi walks on, you will probably enjoy this book. It's not an in depth analysis or a well researched political commentary, it's just a slightly funny commentary on today's political and social atmosphere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/27/2014

    " I usually like Laura Ingraham's stuff, but this book made her seem judge-y. What should have been funny came off as snarky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/22/2014

    " Normally it takes me awhile to get through a non-fiction book but this read was a breeze to finish. I really liked the spacing and how each chapter had multiple sections. Oh yea and it's hilarious! I was laughing out loud from what Laura had to say about modern American culture. Stuff that you see all the time but don't really think about. Now I did think she was a bit too harsh about some things but overall a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sundy DeGooyer | 1/20/2014

    " fun. easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/10/2014

    " This book is a must read! I could not put it down. Laura's take on society today is spot on. I really enjoyed her honest and forthright approach very refreshing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 1/6/2014

    " Next time I want humorous social commentary, I'll go with Denis Leary or Hunter S. Thompson. If I want to read a book about someone ranting, I want it to be at least as humorous as the title that drew me in in the first place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louis Lapides | 12/23/2013

    " What a fun read! I laughed at Laura's wit while I agreed wholeheartedly at our declining culture. I call this book "the Seinfeld side of Laura Ingraham." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/19/2013

    " Funny book. I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly Cook | 12/6/2013

    " Holy crap.....I didn't realize who the writer of this book was until I began reading it. She is crazy. And not in the good way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dave Jones | 9/8/2013

    " Laura Ingraham, channeling Andy Rooney. Some funny lines but alot of our culture sucks without alot of solutions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexandra | 5/22/2013

    " has me laughing out loud "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 12/21/2012

    " Love Laura, but this might have made a better article than a book. Seemed to be a lot of filler and useless stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 11/15/2012

    " didn't finish reading this - just a bunch of whining and complaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 10/12/2012

    " I laughed my butt off reading this, you will too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dot | 9/23/2012

    " Light hearted conversation about current culture and lack thereof; discussing modern dress, manners, entertainment, religion emphasizing how we have fallen. She's got that right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 3/7/2012

    " Incredibly hilarious social commentary. I hope she does more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 7/23/2011

    " Although Laura Ingraham is known primarily for her political views, this book is all about modern American culture. Funny at times and right on the mark in her observations. She does come across as a bit of a know-it-all. Over all, I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 7/15/2011

    " Saved me the trouble of writing a book, this is everything I would have said! Hillarious! "

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About the Author
Author Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Obama Diaries and Power to the People, the most listened-to-woman in political talk radio, a Fox News contributor, and a substitute host of The O’Reilly Factor. A former Supreme Court law clerk and criminal defense litigator, she lives in the Washington, DC area.