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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Glenn Beck Narrator: Glenn Beck Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9780743548298
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Do you want to live in The Real America?

As one of the most listened to nationally syndicated radio talk-show hosts and the driving force behind the Rallies for America, Glenn Beck entertains, inspires, and informs millions of listeners. In The Real America, Beck continues telling it like it really is, cutting through the fog of modern-day pundits and pontificators who have made it their mission to undermine and underestimate the greatness of America, our strength as Americans, and the power of the American spirit.

With his inimitable combination of self-effacing humor and heartfelt conviction, Glenn rails against many of the forces that keep us from our potential as a nation and as individuals -- and tells how to overcome them. His topics include:

• Family and community

• Politics

• Personal responsibility

• Religion

• Political correctness, the media, Hollywood, and celebrities

• Alcohol and drugs

• Why I wave the flag

Glenn Beck's compelling message in The Real America echoes the ideas he has delivered to thousands of people with his groundbreaking Rallies for America: Once we connect with our power individually, we can empower others -- and then we can be as great and as grand as we have always wanted to be as a person, as a people, and as a nation. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ This book was inspirational as well as humorous and rates high on my list.  Beck's vision of the Real America is genuine and beautiful.  He urges his readers to recapture this Real America with their own families and really relish what we have in this country.  His personal struggle… is truly a real American story.” 

    Redstate.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndsay | 2/20/2014

    " This was a great book, introduction to Glenn. It's been a few years since I read it so I don't remember that much about it, though, but I love his conversion story and how much effort he put into finding the true gospel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 2/16/2014

    " This book was written in 2003, and is in some ways a little dated politically, but the principles still apply. Glenn Beck is both humorous and annoying, spiritual and irreverent, serious and nonsensical. But he does make you think about things. He is not a republican or a democrat but always a conservative politically. Most of the time I agree with what he is saying, but you have to wade through the silliness to get to it. That is what makes him good on the radio, like he says, sometimes you have to fill the air space. I recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anji | 2/12/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirt | 2/7/2014

    " If you like Glen Beck, you will REALLY love this audio book. If you absolutely loath him, well... give it 30 minutes and see if you aren't ready to cut him some slack. I don't always enjoy his radio rants -- sometimes a little edgy and often pretty wacky -- but I have always appreciated him as an intelligent and entertainingly articulate conservative spokesman. More often than not, I side with his views. In this little book, I sensed a man with out guile who IS what he says he is. Is he a "sick, twisted freak"? Maybe. But he is the kind of freak that fully confesses what he was, decided to change, and demonstrated profound courage and discipline in transforming himself. So Beck regales us with stories illustrating what was so good about America, how it is being taken from us, and what it will take to restore it. At the same time, I couldn't help being impressed with the great American journey of his own personal transformation. Hate him if you will, but after hearing it through to the last CD, I doubt any discerning critic will deny that Glenn Beck, rough edges and all, is no phoney. Yes, he is an entertainer, but this one happens to be sincere, honest, and devout. If he's a hypocrit, Beck will be the first one to announce it. And I don't think I would have been so impressed if I had just read the printed page. Hearing his thoughts and stories in his own voice is what earned it five stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 1/30/2014

    " I honestly can't remember if I read this in 2007 or earlier. I do remember that it was a good read, however. Just as its title indicates it's full of stories from real Americans, stories from the heartland. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trent | 1/26/2014

    " I loved this book. It left me feeling that there is hope for America, when politicians "on all sides" are making it sound like we are going to hell in a handbasket. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terena | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoy listening to him on the radio. Don't much care for him on TV. His book was too manic for me, I couldn't get into it at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/13/2014

    " I liked his ideas about what the real America should be, and isn't, today. I enjoyed the story of his conversion to the LDS church. He has contempt for the fake ideas of political correctness that are forced on us. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaylee D | 1/8/2014

    " Started to get boring, but perhaps because I feel like i can't relate. That's probably not a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Schofield | 1/8/2014

    " i like glenn- he's real and to the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 12/14/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Glenn Beck boldly speaks out and uses much humor. I think his book spends too much time telling why he's Morman, though. Overall, he gave me much to think about and reaffirmed many principles of capitalism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Evans | 10/29/2013

    " uncovers our nation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carillisa | 10/22/2013

    " What can I say...I like Glenn. I especially enjoyed his conversion story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn | 9/15/2013

    " The America I grew up in, the America I love, is no more. I want it back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 9/8/2013

    " GB really is a fun read in what ever book he writes. However, while I liked this book, the parts that I throughly read, I find that most political books usually have the same theme which makes them a quick read. This was no exception. But The Christmas Sweater WAS NOT like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 3/18/2013

    " Glenn wrote this is 2003 but it is still so pertinent today. This country is so great, we cannot let it go down with the decline of common sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 3/1/2013

    " I'm not sure what to think of this one. On one hand, he is a very intelligent and hilarious person. On another, his unfocused writing style is a roadblock to the reader. What he has to say is good, but how he says it isn't very effective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrmrsdaadams | 5/12/2012

    " This is an older book but I actually liked it better than his latest (An Inconvenient Book). It is funny but also shows just how much he loves our country and how much faith he has in it/us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caralee | 4/15/2012

    " This book is fantastic, I enjoyed every minute of it. His story completely inspires me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 3/10/2012

    " A positive message to the people of America saying to wake up and be real! Don't let society continue to tell you that you can't be friendly, honest, and independent - just do it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam Fangman | 2/1/2012

    " Glenn Beck before he could afford ghostwriters and a team of researchers. It's hard to overstate just how unreadable this really is. Not recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 12/24/2011

    " This was ok, but Glenn Beck is funnier live. Also, he got to involved in talking about himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/21/2011

    " I love Glenn's insight mixed with his sick, twisted humor! If you like his radio and tv show, you'll love the book too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan | 11/9/2011

    " I liked it. Found it difficult to find any of his views that I didn't agree with or possess myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 8/27/2011

    " Glenn's book is just as funny and sarcastic as his radio program. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 8/9/2011

    " Many topics discussed, without the rose-colored glasses. His opinions echo my own in many ways. I appreciate his candor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 5/29/2011

    " I LOVE YOU, GLENN! I don't care what anybody says... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Adamson | 4/16/2011

    " Not my favorite political or TV personality, nut this was an interesting read. Especially in the beginning of the book when he talks about his conversion tot he Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/9/2011

    " The last two chapters of his book were excellent. The chapter on the middle east was great the rest kind of rambles on. He lays his heart out in parts of the book. In other parts his radio show is better. I still want to give it a high rating because of his conversion story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 1/2/2011

    " Glenn Beck is a very well written gentleman. I'm enjoying The Real America as much as I enjoyed Common Sense. This book is a very quick read. Will definitely recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/16/2010

    " Just cracking it open - was lent to me by an older gentleman who thought I might enjoy it. We'll find out shortly!

    LOVED some of the chapters. Was bored in others. Generally I would highly recommend it, though. Refreshing, easy read of some worth-hearing opinions! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 5/2/2010

    " Many topics discussed, without the rose-colored glasses. His opinions echo my own in many ways. I appreciate his candor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmy | 4/16/2010

    " this guy is down to earth and calls poeple out on their bs.. time to shape up america! " why do we need warnings on snow blowers to not take them on your house roof" or "do not eat the packing peanuts in a fedex box" our grandparents didnt need these warning labels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 12/14/2009

    " I just loved this book. It's very funny. It's another book that has to be read to really understood. But it's a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 10/15/2009

    " GB really is a fun read in what ever book he writes. However, while I liked this book, the parts that I throughly read, I find that most political books usually have the same theme which makes them a quick read. This was no exception. But The Christmas Sweater WAS NOT like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 10/5/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. Glenn Beck boldly speaks out and uses much humor. I think his book spends too much time telling why he's Morman, though. Overall, he gave me much to think about and reaffirmed many principles of capitalism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/16/2009

    " I read it and didn't get into it as much as his other writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 8/27/2009

    " Glenn wrote this is 2003 but it is still so pertinent today. This country is so great, we cannot let it go down with the decline of common sense. "

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About the Author
Author Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is a twelve-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include Conform, Miracles and Massacres, Control, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze TV network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.