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F.U.B.A.R. Signed Edition

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The United States has survived clueless presidential administrations before. But no matter how enormous the crisis — the Great Depression, Vietnam, Watergate, Monica Lewinsky's thong — America's always come out looking like, well, America.

This time, however, something's different. Things aren't just screwed up; they're f&#!$d up beyond all recognition. Welcome to F.U.B.A.R., a hilarious and scathing satire of the American Right's bad behavior, by the creators of Air America's "Majority Report."

If you're a liberal who's somehow not panicked over the state of our Union, or if you're a Republican who's just having voter's remorse, or if you think what's happening to the country is just politics as usual, F.U.B.A.R. will open your eyes to our current national nightmare. With completely unfair and unbalanced analysis, authors Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill take readers on a whirlwind tour of what's left of the United States, exposing the truth about the Right's blueprint for total domination — over your money, your mind, your sex life, and even your place in the afterlife (yes, they have a plan for that, too).

Along the way, they'll answer your most pressing questions, like:

  • I'm gay. Can I still be a Republican?
  • Do I need to own my own congressman, or is a time share okay?
  • Is New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman's mustache, in fact, the sign of the Beast?
  • I thought we ran the media. What happened?
Finally, Seder and Sherrill offer a helpful and hopeful vision for a future that remarkably doesn't look like a cross between the Matrix and Mayberry. F.U.B.A.R. is the wake-up call America has been waiting to receive — and it will probably be wiretapped.

Review:

"In this manifesto, which is occasionally hilarious but more often stale diatribe, Air America radio's Seder and Sherrill have increased the scope of liberal rage to not only our elected leadership, but all those who elected him — the 'Rapture Right' as the authors dub them. To read this volume, which uses sarcasm as its main analytical tool, one would think the American right was composed solely of born-again Christians. And that take would indeed justify the title of the book, which is a military acronym meaning 'Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.' But devoting more than 40 pages (albeit funny ones) to problems plaguing gay Republicans, for example, seems excessive. Where the authors' blistering irony works best, paradoxically, is in the chapter 'The Media Is Not Your Friend': the authors discuss in particular the New York Times's Adam Nagourney ('If you want to see why the liberal media is... not liberal') and columnist Thomas Friedman ('what he's really writing about is Tom Friedman'). And here the authors hammer home their best point: the need for so-called 'objectivity,' which translates as the need to present both sides of an argument, no matter how patently inane. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The United States has survived clueless presidential administrations before. But no matter how enormous the crisis — the Great Depression, Vietnam, Watergate, Monica Lewinsky's thong — America's always come out looking like, well, America.

This time, however, something's different. Things aren't just screwed up; they're f&#!$d up beyond all recognition. Wel-come to F.U.B.A.R., a hilarious and scathing satire of the American Right's bad behavior, by the creators of Air America's Majority Report.

If you're a liberal who's somehow not panicked over the state of our Union, or if you're a Republican who's just having voter's remorse, or if you think what's happening to the country is just politics as usual, F.U.B.A.R. will open your eyes to our current national nightmare. With completely unfair and unbalanced analysis, authors Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill take readers on a whirlwind tour of what's left of the United States, exposing the truth about the Right's blueprint for total domination — over your money, your mind, your sex life, and even your place in the afterlife (yes, they have a plan for that, too).

Along the way, they'll answer your most pressing questions, like:

  • I'm gay. Can I still be a Republican?

  • Do I need to own my own congressman, or is a time share okay?

  • Is New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman's mustache, in fact, the sign of the Beast?

  • I thought we ran the media. What happened?

Finally, Seder and Sherrill offer a helpful and hopeful vision for a future that remarkably doesn't look like a cross between the Matrix and Mayberry. F.U.B.A.R. is the wake-up call America has been waiting to receive — and it will probably be wiretapped.

Synopsis:

From the creators of Air America's "Majority Report" comes a hilarious and tough-minded satire of the American right's bad behavior.

About the Author

Sam Seder is the cohost, with Janeane Garofalo, of Air America radio network's "Majority Report", which airs every evening from 7:00 to 10:00 in more than sixty markets nationwide. A New York?based writer, director, and actor, Seder served with distinction as an intern on Capitol Hill (where he was once caught urinating on the IMF seal) and ran a nearly successful bid for the presidency of the Connecticut College Student Government Association, where he was edged by a disputed vote count.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060846718
Subtitle:
America's Right-Wing Nightmare
Author:
Seder, Sam
Author:
Sherrill, Stephen
Author:
Szasz, Thomas S.
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
Political satire, American
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Political culture -- United States.
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060523
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.16 oz

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Culture Wars
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Culture

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Product details 224 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060846718 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this manifesto, which is occasionally hilarious but more often stale diatribe, Air America radio's Seder and Sherrill have increased the scope of liberal rage to not only our elected leadership, but all those who elected him — the 'Rapture Right' as the authors dub them. To read this volume, which uses sarcasm as its main analytical tool, one would think the American right was composed solely of born-again Christians. And that take would indeed justify the title of the book, which is a military acronym meaning 'Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.' But devoting more than 40 pages (albeit funny ones) to problems plaguing gay Republicans, for example, seems excessive. Where the authors' blistering irony works best, paradoxically, is in the chapter 'The Media Is Not Your Friend': the authors discuss in particular the New York Times's Adam Nagourney ('If you want to see why the liberal media is... not liberal') and columnist Thomas Friedman ('what he's really writing about is Tom Friedman'). And here the authors hammer home their best point: the need for so-called 'objectivity,' which translates as the need to present both sides of an argument, no matter how patently inane. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The United States has survived clueless presidential administrations before. But no matter how enormous the crisis — the Great Depression, Vietnam, Watergate, Monica Lewinsky's thong — America's always come out looking like, well, America.

This time, however, something's different. Things aren't just screwed up; they're f&#!$d up beyond all recognition. Wel-come to F.U.B.A.R., a hilarious and scathing satire of the American Right's bad behavior, by the creators of Air America's Majority Report.

If you're a liberal who's somehow not panicked over the state of our Union, or if you're a Republican who's just having voter's remorse, or if you think what's happening to the country is just politics as usual, F.U.B.A.R. will open your eyes to our current national nightmare. With completely unfair and unbalanced analysis, authors Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill take readers on a whirlwind tour of what's left of the United States, exposing the truth about the Right's blueprint for total domination — over your money, your mind, your sex life, and even your place in the afterlife (yes, they have a plan for that, too).

Along the way, they'll answer your most pressing questions, like:

  • I'm gay. Can I still be a Republican?

  • Do I need to own my own congressman, or is a time share okay?

  • Is New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman's mustache, in fact, the sign of the Beast?

  • I thought we ran the media. What happened?

Finally, Seder and Sherrill offer a helpful and hopeful vision for a future that remarkably doesn't look like a cross between the Matrix and Mayberry. F.U.B.A.R. is the wake-up call America has been waiting to receive — and it will probably be wiretapped.

"Synopsis" by , From the creators of Air America's "Majority Report" comes a hilarious and tough-minded satire of the American right's bad behavior.

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