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"I know the liberals call you 'the most dangerous man in America,' but don't worry about it, they used to say the same thing about me. Keep up the good work." 

-Ronald Reagan in a letter to Rush Limbaugh, December 11, 1992 

Do you remember your first time? 

People tend to remember the moment they first heard “The Rush Limbaugh Show” on the radio. For Zev Chafets, it was in a car in Detroit, driving down Woodward Avenue. Limbaugh's braggadocio, the outrageous satire, the slaughtering of liberal sacred cows performed with the verve of a rock-n-roll DJ—it seemed fresh, funny, and completely subversive.  “They're never going to let this guy stay on the air,” he thought. 

Almost two decades later, Chafets met Rush for the first time, at Limbaugh's rarely visited "Southern Command." They spent hours together talking on the record about politics, sports, music, show business, religion, and modern American history. Rush opened his home and his world, introducing Chafets to his family, closest friends, even his psychologist. The result was an acclaimed cover story profile of Limbaugh in New York Times Magazine

But there was much more to say, especially after Limbaugh became Public Enemy Number One of the Obama Administration. At first Limbaugh resisted the idea of a full-length portrait, but he eventually invited Chafets back to Florida and exchanged more than a hundred emails full of his personal history, thoughts, fears, and ambitions. What has emerged is an uniquely personal look at the man who is not only the most popular voice on the radio, but the leader of the conservative movement and one of the most influential figures in the Republican Party. 

While Limbaugh's public persona is instantly recognizable, his background and private life are often misunderstood. Even devoted Dittoheads will find there's a lot they don't know about the self-described  “harmless little fuzzball” who has, over the years, taken on the giants of the mainstream media and the Democratic Party—from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama—with  “half his brain tied behind his back, just to make it fair.” Chafets paints a compelling portrait of Limbaugh as a master entertainer, a public intellectual, a political force, and a fascinating man.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lizzie | 3/28/2011

    " While I don't always agree with him, I have to say, I really love Rush Limbaugh.
    This biography was a nice tribute by a guy who also doesn't always agree with him but appreciates him.
    Love him or hate him, you can't ignore him.

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 11/27/2010

    " A New Your Times employee writes a bio on Rush that is not a hit job, so naturally it stayed under the radar and did not get a lot of press. He had to go to a number of publishers before he could find one, because no one would publish a balanced biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana | 10/31/2010

    " Chafets gives a unbiased look at Rush from Rush's childhood to the present day. He doesn't skip the negative parts of Rush, but doesn't dwell on them either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claire | 9/19/2010

    " Good read! Of course I was already a fan of El Rushbo before I read the book however now I appreciate him even more having learned about more of his life and where he came from. Kudos to Chafets for a job well done! "

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