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Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

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    Have you ever picked up a book, thumbed through the table of con

    Have you ever picked up a book, thumbed through the table of contents and decided that you'd probably only read a few chapters of it? That's what I thought when I looked at Right Turns by Michael Medved. I found this copy at a local Salvation Army and, because I listen to Mr. Medved on the radio, wanted to read it. I have never had this experience with a book that I was only marginally interested in before, but I absolutely could not put this down. I disagree with some things Mr. Medved believes and writes, but he is such an excellent writer that I found myself reading more and more each time I tried to quit. :) In addition to his excellent and engaging writing abilities, Mr. Medved's life is one full of wild adventures and amazing stories of meeting and working with famous politicians and movie stars. Reading this book gave me a deeper appreciation of the humility and modesty of Mr. Medved as he never throws out any of his personal knowledge and experiences with the political realm to try to win arguments in interviews or impress his audience on his radio show. He had me cracking up when I read about his daring cross-country trip from Connecticut to California in 10 days of high energy hitch-hiking. His recounting of the night that RFK was assassinated is absolutely riveting and emotionally charged through every sentence. His firm stands for pure living while a student at Yale was encouraging to hear. His balanced exposure of mainstream liberal left ideologies was instructive. I thoroughly enjoyed all that I've read so far and look forward to picking it back up soon to see if I can wrap up the remaining chapters that interest me without giving in and reading the whole book, end to end.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    A fun read. Medved has a great story.

    I found this book very interesting, and highly recommend it to fans of Michael Medved. Each of his lessons is taken from his own life experiences. If you like his radio show, and want to get a better understanding of how he arrived at his positions on today's issues, this book will spell it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Great Read

    If you listen to the Michael Medved Show this book ads alot of insight into the mind of the radio personality. It highlights the maturation process of a leftist kid to a great mature american . it was a great read and an eye opening look at how kids of the sixties could do more than "tune in, turn on, and drop out"

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