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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (779 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill O’Reilly Narrator: Bill O’Reilly Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2000 ISBN: 9780553753011
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The million-copy New York Times bestseller from the Fox News anchor who’s brought new excitement–and massive amounts of populist common sense and rock-solid honesty–to television news.

Now four seasons strong, Bill O’Reilly’s nightly cable news program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” is one of the hottest shows on the air. In book form, The O’Reilly Factor has sold over a million copies and spent fourteen weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Obviously, Bill O'Reilly has made his mark. His blunt, ironic, no-holds-barred style has earned him a devoted audience–friends and foes alike–who send him five thousand letters every week. And with the wit and intelligence that have made him one of the most talked-about stars in both television and publishing, O’Reilly continues to identify what’s right, what’s wrong, and what’s absurd in the political, social, economic, and cultural life of America.


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Quotes & Awards

  • What they say about Bill O'Reilly:
  • The O'Reilly Factor is a straight, serious, no-nonsense show. Bill O'Reilly has a firm graspof the issues, and he asks the tough questions other hosts won't. William J. Bennett
  • I may be damaging Bill O'Reilly's reputation by praising him in public. Nonetheless, even though he is wrong about most things, politically speaking, he is invariably fair and encourages debates. His program is always worth watching. Lanny Davis, Former Special Counsel to the President (1996-1998)
  • I just returned from a trip to Vietnam, and one of the reasons I went was to prepare myself for being back on The O'Reilly Factor because Bill O'Reilly uses some of their old interrogation techniques. Senator John McCain
  • The O'Reilly Factor is a consistently informative, entertaining program that deals with important, contemporary issues. I appreciate Bill O'Reilly's 'no shtick' and 'take no prisoners' approach. The passion, sincerity, and voracity with which he handles his work are refreshing. Dr. Laura C. Schlessinger
  • It's hard to pin a label on Bill O'Reilly. Is he a liberal conservative or a conservative liberal?  But whatever his political leanings, his show is a hard-hitting, fast-moving discussion of events at the top of the news. No one walks away from it, guest or viewer, without admiration for The O'Reilly Factor. Geraldine A. Ferraro
  • Bill O'Reilly overpowers . . . with his direct, take-no-prisoners point of view. How a Gentile could be the greatest talk show host in history is something I will never be able to figure out. Jackie Mason
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Carpenter | 2/16/2014

    " Another best seller from O'Reilly. Filled with his interesting take on things American. He doesn't pull any punches and remember,"The Spin Stops Here." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 2/12/2014

    " A friend gave this to me. I didn't know who he was or anything about him. I found the book interesting at times. Nothing earth-shattering, but I liked it well enough to finish it. I can't say I agree with him on most things, but it's sometimes good to just see what the other side has to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra Carico | 2/3/2014

    " I know that many of my friends perceive Bill O'Reilly as a man in league with the devil. I prefer to form my own opinions, and so I read his book. I found that I agree with him on most points, except for the bits about his fashion and movie preferences... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Atchisson | 2/2/2014

    " Not much of this stayed with me, much like most of his shows. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tiff | 1/27/2014

    " Cannot get past him condescendingly referring to every woman he discusses' physical appearance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah Coad | 1/23/2014

    " Straight shooting from an intelligent and honest man. Bill O'Reilly does an excellent narrative on life, including social class, race, sex, parents, success, religion, and more. A good book worth recommending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tenley | 1/18/2014

    " This is great. O'Reilly always tells it like it is. Talks a lot about secular progressives versus traditionalists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 1/9/2014

    " Great book! O'Reilly's pompous attitude pours off the page but the stories are relatable and the opinions definitely "pithy". Entertaining! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicolas | 1/5/2014

    " Among many other things, dude doesn't know the difference between working class and middle class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Headlee | 12/27/2013

    " I really liked this one - read it in the car on the way home from Spring Break ---- funny and enjoyable with lots of good advice - and some you can just throw out.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathew Cable | 12/15/2013

    " Surprisingly, he's very much easier to read than he is to listen to or watch. Decent book, and I found myself agreeing with many points, even as a liberal. Would much rather read his writing than watch his show. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 sologdin | 12/2/2013

    " An extremely unsound bit of rightwing screedporn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 10/20/2013

    " actually a well written bit of conservative propaganda "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abram | 8/8/2013

    " I like the commonsense point of view presented. It is worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marnie | 8/5/2013

    " I love O'Reilly, he makes the news entertaning & tells it like it is. The best chapters in this book are the ones where he lists the good, the bad, & the ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Peters | 6/28/2013

    " He makes a lot of good points and it is a quick read. Not much else to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Danklef | 4/16/2013

    " I know he is a little crazy, but he makes some great points and I think he takes time to look at both sides of the issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rae | 2/1/2013

    " A series of topical essays by the popular Fox News Network host. This man has an ego. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 1/17/2013

    " Great book. Bill O'Reilly has a gift for writing - very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 7/26/2012

    " Definitely an interesting perspective on the American elite (news, politicians, etc.) LOVED the stories of him when he was a school teacher! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blake | 3/20/2012

    " good stories. Although it is written in such a way that it makes you realize anyone could write a book like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss | 3/17/2012

    " Bill O'Reilly's witty critique of the modern-day political scene. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann Quinn | 12/9/2011

    " like his views a lot but the book was just things from his show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/25/2011

    " It doesn't matter if you're conservative or liberal, Bill O'Reilly is a good read because he talks about everyday issues that affect all families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caittyloohoo | 6/29/2011

    " hands down one of the best books i've ever read.
    if you went through catholic schools as a child then you would probably love it more so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dameon | 6/11/2011

    " This was a good book. It let's you know more about O'Reilly and about what made him who he is today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Professor Digory | 5/22/2011

    " The book was alright, with several funny parts but it was NOT as good as it was hyped up to be. I would add I am a huge O'Reilly fan so I'm not grinding any axes, just stating fact as Mr. O so fondly likes to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 4/18/2011

    " Like he said in the beginning in the book, it did improve my life. It pushed me to strive in school and in everything I do. Loved the humorous stories and gave a personal side to the infamous Bill O'Reilly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ares | 4/17/2011

    " This proven to be an excellent insight to Bill's current behavior.....but as his old professor did, A for his work, a minus for his personality..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 4/13/2011

    " Very good book! Bill O'Reilly is a few years older than me but his story brought back a lot of wonderful memories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 4/7/2011

    "
    A wonderful book about Bill's upbringing and what formed his values. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 3/25/2011

    " Very entertaining memoir by Bill O'Reilly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 3/19/2011

    " He makes me laugh. I enjoyed hearing some of his advice for young people. Work and do your best and good things will happen. So true "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 3/3/2011

    " This book is everything the title claims to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R | 2/19/2011

    " Loved the stories interwoven into the political evaluations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 2/9/2011

    " This man is my soul mate! "

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About the Author
Author Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly has presided over FOX News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor—the highest-rated news program on cable—for more than thirteen years and has won three Emmy Awards. Prior to that, he served as a national correspondent for ABC News and as an anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program Inside Edition. He is the author of numerous megabestsellers, including A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, a deeply personal memoir that has sold more than one million copies.