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An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems

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FUNNY.

OUTRAGEOUS.

TRUE.

Have you ever wondered why some of the biggest problems we face, from illegal immigration to global warming to poverty, never seem to get fixed? The reason is simple: the solutions just aren't very convenient. Fortunately, radio and television host Glenn Beck doesn't care much about convenience; he cares about common sense.

Take the issue of poverty, for example. Over the last forty years, America's ten poorest cities all had one simple thing in common, but self-serving politicians will never tell you what that is (or explain how easy it would be to change): Glenn Beck will (see chapter 20).

Global warming is another issue that's ripe with lies and distortion. How many times have you heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for huge natural disasters that have killed millions of people? The truth is, it's actually the other way around: as CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased. Bet you'll never see that in an Al Gore slide show.

An Inconvenient Book contains hundreds of these same "why have I never heard that before?" types of facts that will leave you wondering how political correctness, special interests, and outright stupidity have gotten us so far away from the commonsense solutions this country was built on.

As the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, and a prime-time television show on CNN Headline News, Glenn Beck combines a refreshing level of honesty with a biting sense of humor and a lot of research to find solutions that will open your eyes while entertaining you along the way.

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"In this appraisal of America's woes, conservative TV and talk-radio host Beck (The Real America) lays lighthearted siege to everything that makes the world worse. '[P]olitical correctness is the biggest threat this nation faces today,' he declares, as it makes us prey for Islamic fundamentalists, renders taboo the roots of our economic troubles (poor people are, in fact, lazy, he argues) and creates rampant distortion in the media. Beck goes paragraph for paragraph with global-warming alarmist Al Gore, merrily slaughtering the sacred cows of the environmentalist crowd. Not sated by the hide of the former vice president, he goes after everything and everyone from poverty to 'perverts,' offering solutions to these and other problems (e.g., 'the key to success in the capitalist system is to believe in it'). While often informative, as in his chapter on global warming, Beck is sometimes tedious, particularly when dealing with Islam and education ('France is literally teetering on the edge, and our biggest ally, England, is about to be turned inside out as well'). He's at his best when most absurd, and funniest when he's his own target (the father of four is 'little more than a flesh-and-bone jungle gym'). This should make a good read for conservatives." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio and former Fox News television show host, is the author of Being George Washington, Broke, The 7, and 7 #1 New York Times bestsellers: An Inconvenient Book, The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, The Original Argument, the children's version of The Christmas Sweater, and The Overton Window. He is also the author of The Real America and publisher of Blaze online. Visit GlennBeck.com.

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ckusik, January 8, 2008 (view all comments by ckusik)
Glen Beck is and AWESOME writer. He made me laugh, he gave me a lot to think about and he's riddled of common sense (and ADD, as he puts it.) I met him in person to buy his book and got an autograph. It was truly one of the highlights of my life. He's so down to earth and he explains what problems (as Americans) we are facing and what some possible solutions are. I wholeheartedly agree with his ideas on pedofiles. As a mother of 4, I find myself becoming quite angry that I cannot leave my children alone (even in our cast iron gated and fenced in yard!) for even a second because some nutjob will take them. It has me paralyzed with fear when we go to a crowded area. Glenn and Stu's idea (done in perfect diagram form) to rid the world of these monsters is WONDERFUL. It's too bad we cannot impliment it!
Overall, this book is superb. I've read Al Franken's book, many Anne Coulter books and I'll be tackeling Hannity's books soon. But so far, Glenn's books have been the only ones that I've read that really speak to me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416552192
Subtitle:
Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
Author:
Beck, Glenn
Author:
Burguiere, Steve
Author:
Balfe, Kevin
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Thresholdtions
Publication Date:
20071120
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.12 x 7.38 in 33.495 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this appraisal of America's woes, conservative TV and talk-radio host Beck (The Real America) lays lighthearted siege to everything that makes the world worse. '[P]olitical correctness is the biggest threat this nation faces today,' he declares, as it makes us prey for Islamic fundamentalists, renders taboo the roots of our economic troubles (poor people are, in fact, lazy, he argues) and creates rampant distortion in the media. Beck goes paragraph for paragraph with global-warming alarmist Al Gore, merrily slaughtering the sacred cows of the environmentalist crowd. Not sated by the hide of the former vice president, he goes after everything and everyone from poverty to 'perverts,' offering solutions to these and other problems (e.g., 'the key to success in the capitalist system is to believe in it'). While often informative, as in his chapter on global warming, Beck is sometimes tedious, particularly when dealing with Islam and education ('France is literally teetering on the edge, and our biggest ally, England, is about to be turned inside out as well'). He's at his best when most absurd, and funniest when he's his own target (the father of four is 'little more than a flesh-and-bone jungle gym'). This should make a good read for conservatives." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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