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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Medved Narrator: Michael Medved Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN: 9780739308639
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Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers—and more than his share of enemies—with his disarming wit and slashing arguments on issues of pop culture and politics.

In the candid, illuminating Right Turns, Medved chronicles the lessons and adventures that changed him from a Vietnam protest leader to an optimistic promoter of American patriotism, from secularism to religion, from adventurous single guy to doting husband and father. He skewers leftist orthodoxy, revealing why the Right is right and why his former colleagues on the Left remain hopelessly wrong on every cultural, political, and social issue.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamiko | 10/5/2013

    " Interesting read. It is autobiographical and self-aggrandizing. I feel like he whines on why he became conservative than providing any real thought provoking arguments. Worth a look. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Kaplowitz | 6/16/2013

    " To all my political buddies, this is my favorite guru. Maybe because I married a Jew and into to a very liberal family in-law that I appreciate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/18/2013

    " I loved another of Michael Medved's books "Hollywood vs America." This is his personal story of his life and how he turned from Vietnam protestor in his college days to conservative radio host today. Very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah Grissett | 11/27/2012

    " i heartily agree with my good friend jackie. this is a great political book for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 1/1/2012

    " I listened to audiobook. Great!! I love this guy. Affirming, affirming, affirming!!! His thoughtful commentary is admirable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/7/2011

    " A biography/political commentary from one of my favorite conservative radio talk show hosts. I look forward to Michael's next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Galamaga | 11/28/2010

    " I enjoy reading the life stories of men who spent their youth as passionate, crusading liberals and then - for a variety of reasons - rethink things and become prominent conservatives. That is the core of this book. Filled with interesting anecdotes about his encounters with the famous and infamous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 10/24/2010

    " Michael Medved is awesome & I liked having an inside look into his life & how he got to be the way he is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/12/2010

    " I had never read any of Medved's books before or knew very much about him. This is a great book to learn more about him and why he believes the things that he does. It talks about his journey from being a liberal to becoming a conservative. It was very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cooper | 12/10/2009

    " [Audio] "If you're not liberal when you're young you have no heart, if you're no conservative when you're old you have no brain." A very interesting, reflective look by Medved into his change from '60's activist to common sense conservative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darla | 9/2/2009

    " Fascinating read; full of interesting insights of left and right. I loved reading Michael's history, and that of so many of our current leaders. Well written, with feeling, depth and understanding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 9/1/2009

    " Very good reasons for being a conservative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter D'Souza | 8/17/2009

    " This is a thoroughly enjoyable account of Michael Medved's transformation from radical liberal to Reagan conservative. His wit, observations of people, and insights into the flaws of Liberal thinking make for an entertaining read. His target audience is bound to stay away from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Time | 6/3/2009

    " Enjoyable insight to this popular talk show host. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 4/24/2009

    " I loved another of Michael Medved's books "Hollywood vs America." This is his personal story of his life and how he turned from Vietnam protestor in his college days to conservative radio host today. Very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 3/16/2009

    " This is a thoroughly enjoyable account of Michael Medved's transformation from radical liberal to Reagan conservative. His wit, observations of people, and insights into the flaws of Liberal thinking make for an entertaining read. His target audience is bound to stay away from this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/15/2009

    " I had never read any of Medved's books before or knew very much about him. This is a great book to learn more about him and why he believes the things that he does. It talks about his journey from being a liberal to becoming a conservative. It was very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 11/2/2008

    " Very good reasons for being a conservative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/22/2008

    " A biography/political commentary from one of my favorite conservative radio talk show hosts. I look forward to Michael's next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamiko | 7/21/2008

    " Interesting read. It is autobiographical and self-aggrandizing. I feel like he whines on why he became conservative than providing any real thought provoking arguments. Worth a look.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 3/7/2008

    " [Audio] "If you're not liberal when you're young you have no heart, if you're no conservative when you're old you have no brain." A very interesting, reflective look by Medved into his change from '60's activist to common sense conservative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/5/2008

    " Michael Medved is awesome & I liked having an inside look into his life & how he got to be the way he is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/4/2007

    " To all my political buddies, this is my favorite guru. Maybe because I married a Jew and into to a very liberal family in-law that I appreciate this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Time | 7/28/2007

    " Enjoyable insight to this popular talk show host. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 6/9/2007

    " i heartily agree with my good friend jackie. this is a great political book for all ages. "

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About the Author
MICHAEL MEDVED’s daily three-hour radio program, The Michael Medved Show, reaches five million listeners on more than three hundred stations coast to coast. He is the author of twelve other books, including the bestsellers The 10 Big Lies About America, Hollywood vs. America, Hospital, and What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? He is a member of USA Today’s board of contributors, is a former chief film critic for the New York Post, and, for more than a decade, cohosted Sneak Previews, the weekly movie-review show on PBS. Medved is an honors graduate of Yale with departmental honors in American history. He lives with his family in the Seattle area.