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The B.S. of A.: A Primer in Politics for the Incredibly Disenchanted

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WE’RE KNEE DEEP— ARE YOU SHOVEL READY?

Politicians who say anything and do nothing . . . People lamenting Constitutional rights they don’t have . . . Protesters equating everyone to Hitler . . . Teeth-gritting partisans! Tax-evading congressmen! Fact-evading Americans! If you’re incredibly disenchanted, if you feel that this great country of ours is suffering from chronic bullsh*t at the federal, state, and local levels, good news: Not only are you in good company, but here’s a book to make you feel a little bit better—

THE B. S. OF A.!

Whether you voted for “hope” in 2008, or “change” in 2010, odds are you’re feeling a tad despondent. Here at last is a straight-talking, partisan-busting look at politics from humorist Brian Sack, who mercilessly pokes fun at The B.S. of A. with a double helping of objectivity and wit, pulling no punches and giving partisans, politicians, and their politics a well-deserved shellacking.

The B.S. of A. takes full advantage of our poorly understood First Amendment to fearlessly cut through the bull on both sides of the aisle and ask serious questions: Why does this enormous country have only two real parties? How does a bad idea become a terrible law with a misleading name? How can you identify the Seven Habits of Highly Partisan People? What’s the deal with this Constitution thing people keep citing? Can we stop comparing people we don’t like to Hitler?

You’ll find a handy glossary to thoroughly expand your political vocabulary. And, perhaps most important, you’re guaranteed to finish this book with a complete understanding of how to solve America’s biggest issues—including gun control and abortion!*

The B.S. of A.: You’re in it, so get to know it.

*Actually, these issues can’t be solved. Their complexity was misunderestimated.

Synopsis:

WE’RE KNEE DEEP— ARE YOU SHOVEL READY?

Politicians who say anything and do nothing . . . People lamenting Constitutional rights they don’t have . . . Protesters equating everyone to Hitler . . . Teeth-gritting partisans! Tax-evading congressmen! Fact-evading Americans! If you’re incredibly disenchanted, if you feel that this great country of ours is suffering from chronic bullsh*t at the federal, state, and local levels, good news: Not only are you in good company, but here’s a book to make you feel a little bit better—

THE B. S. OF A.!

Whether you voted for “hope” in 2008, or “change” in 2010, odds are you’re feeling a tad despondent. Here at last is a straight-talking, partisan-busting look at politics from humorist Brian Sack, who mercilessly pokes fun at The B.S. of A. with a double helping of objectivity and wit, pulling no punches and giving partisans, politicians, and their politics a well-deserved shellacking.

The B.S. of A. takes full advantage of our poorly understood First Amendment to fearlessly cut through the bull on both sides of the aisle and ask serious questions: Why does this enormous country have only two real parties? How does a bad idea become a terrible law with a misleading name? How can you identify the Seven Habits of Highly Partisan People? What’s the deal with this Constitution thing people keep citing? Can we stop comparing people we don’t like to Hitler?

You’ll find a handy glossary to thoroughly expand your political vocabulary. And, perhaps most important, you’re guaranteed to finish this book with a complete understanding of how to solve America’s biggest issues—including gun control and abortion!*

The B.S. of A.: You’re in it, so get to know it.

*Actually, these issues can’t be solved. Their complexity was misunderestimated.

Synopsis:

From Brian Sack, contributor to Glenn Beck’s #1 New York Times bestseller Arguing with Idiots comes the hilarious, no-holds-barred, delightfully non-partisan guide to American politics.

Most of us were too smart to enter politics yet suffer daily at the hands of those who did. Luckily for us, Brian Sack’s second book puts his acerbic wit to good use with an objective look at today’s political realities—from the document that founded this republic (shorter than the assembly instructions for an Ikea bookshelf) to the current crop of political nincompoops and ne’er-do-wells who say, do, and legislate things that leave us in a constant state of head-scratching misery.

There’s a lot for the disenfranchised, frustrated and apolitical citizen to learn. Fortunately, The B.S. of A . offers an entertaining education in everything from the Electoral College—which no one minds until it costs them an election, to the First Amendment—which everyone loves until it protects something they’re not fond of.

Readers will enjoy heartwarming stories of proud moral crusaders caught with their pants ankle-high. They’ll understand how to name a bill the exact opposite of what the bill actually does. They’ll wonder why their paychecks still reflect the temporary withholding tax of 1945. And they’ll understand why our two-party system often leaves you pining for a four or five-party one.

If the country’s going to hell in a hand basket, you’ll want to bring The B.S. of A . along for the ride.

About the Author

Brian served as the "Public Viewer" on Glenn Beck's CNN Headline program from 2006-2008. He returned to Glenn Beck on the Fox New Channel in 2009. He also appears regularly on CNN Headline's Not Just Another Cable News Show.

He has written humor for publications including Radar, The Independent (UK), Glamour, Fusion, Cracked and McSweeney's. His work appears in the McSweeney's Best Of compilation "Created In Darkness By Troubled Americans."

His 2005 eBay listing for unwanted leather pants attracted over 3.4 million hits and was featured in newspapers and broadcast media in the US, UK and Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451616712
Author:
Sack, Brian
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Political
History and Social Science » American Studies » Culture Wars
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Culture

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"Synopsis" by , WE’RE KNEE DEEP— ARE YOU SHOVEL READY?

Politicians who say anything and do nothing . . . People lamenting Constitutional rights they don’t have . . . Protesters equating everyone to Hitler . . . Teeth-gritting partisans! Tax-evading congressmen! Fact-evading Americans! If you’re incredibly disenchanted, if you feel that this great country of ours is suffering from chronic bullsh*t at the federal, state, and local levels, good news: Not only are you in good company, but here’s a book to make you feel a little bit better—

THE B. S. OF A.!

Whether you voted for “hope” in 2008, or “change” in 2010, odds are you’re feeling a tad despondent. Here at last is a straight-talking, partisan-busting look at politics from humorist Brian Sack, who mercilessly pokes fun at The B.S. of A. with a double helping of objectivity and wit, pulling no punches and giving partisans, politicians, and their politics a well-deserved shellacking.

The B.S. of A. takes full advantage of our poorly understood First Amendment to fearlessly cut through the bull on both sides of the aisle and ask serious questions: Why does this enormous country have only two real parties? How does a bad idea become a terrible law with a misleading name? How can you identify the Seven Habits of Highly Partisan People? What’s the deal with this Constitution thing people keep citing? Can we stop comparing people we don’t like to Hitler?

You’ll find a handy glossary to thoroughly expand your political vocabulary. And, perhaps most important, you’re guaranteed to finish this book with a complete understanding of how to solve America’s biggest issues—including gun control and abortion!*

The B.S. of A.: You’re in it, so get to know it.

*Actually, these issues can’t be solved. Their complexity was misunderestimated.

"Synopsis" by , From Brian Sack, contributor to Glenn Beck’s #1 New York Times bestseller Arguing with Idiots comes the hilarious, no-holds-barred, delightfully non-partisan guide to American politics.

Most of us were too smart to enter politics yet suffer daily at the hands of those who did. Luckily for us, Brian Sack’s second book puts his acerbic wit to good use with an objective look at today’s political realities—from the document that founded this republic (shorter than the assembly instructions for an Ikea bookshelf) to the current crop of political nincompoops and ne’er-do-wells who say, do, and legislate things that leave us in a constant state of head-scratching misery.

There’s a lot for the disenfranchised, frustrated and apolitical citizen to learn. Fortunately, The B.S. of A . offers an entertaining education in everything from the Electoral College—which no one minds until it costs them an election, to the First Amendment—which everyone loves until it protects something they’re not fond of.

Readers will enjoy heartwarming stories of proud moral crusaders caught with their pants ankle-high. They’ll understand how to name a bill the exact opposite of what the bill actually does. They’ll wonder why their paychecks still reflect the temporary withholding tax of 1945. And they’ll understand why our two-party system often leaves you pining for a four or five-party one.

If the country’s going to hell in a hand basket, you’ll want to bring The B.S. of A . along for the ride.

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