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I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican: A Survival Guide for Conservatives Marooned Among the Angry, Smug, and Terminally Self-Righteous
     

I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican: A Survival Guide for Conservatives Marooned Among the Angry, Smug, and Terminally Self-Righteous

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by Harry Stein
 

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With biting wit and amusing personal anecdotes, Harry Stein’s I Can’t Believe I’m Sitting Next to a Republican chronicles the everyday travails and triumphs of the plucky conservatives marooned in the liberal bastions that loathe them, from Manhattan to Hollywood, to all the noxious places in between. Surrounded by the insufferably smug

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I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican: A Survival Guide for Conservatives Marooned Among the Angry, Smug, and Terminally Self-Righteous 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
JTomCooper More than 1 year ago
Harry Stein has written another political hit book about the plight of a conservative living in a blue state. I found myself laughing out loud at his descriptions of his encounters with the liberals in his home town and how he dealt with, or avoided contact with, these foam at the mouth, raving, irrational, pinko liberal bed wetting degenerates who think they have the only political answers to everything. The book has a serious and troubling side; namely the academic world's suppression of conservative thought and the blacklisting of academics who are not liberal in their thoughts or ideas. There are other areas of discrimination that he describes in great and disturbing detail, particularly in the world of newspaper and magazine journalism and radio or television work. I was fascinated by the book and the rich and often humorous stories he tells. I received a copy in New York and read the entire book before I reached home. It is hard to put down, so don't start reading it at night, or you won't get much sleep. I will wait with great impatience for his next opus conservatorius and in the meantime will get my legislator wife to buy a bunch of these books for our holiday giving. You should also get his first book: How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
This book is a god-send for all conservatives who find themselves living or working in a predominantly liberal environment - Manhattan, San Francisco, academia, journalism, social work, or a myriad other professions or locations where you have to learn how to hid your conservative political outlook. To those of us who are stuck in such places, the stories and anecdotes narrated in this book sound all too familiar, but we are grateful that someone has actually written a book about it. This gives an additional validation to our claims, and a useful reminder that however lonely or isolated we may feel, there are many others like us who are going through same or similar experiences. The book is witty and depressing at times, since it can't be too uplifting to know how much of animosity conservatives are subjected to just for expressing their opinions. The argument is often made that there are narrow-minded and hostile people on all sides of the political spectrum. However, it takes a particular kind of liberal to be discriminating and vicious in the name of openness, acceptance and love for the whole world. It is these particular types who are exposed in this book. The book is a page-turner and I for one am grateful that Harry Stein wrote it.
Burtny More than 1 year ago
An amusing look at liberal self-righteousness. Buy it if you can find it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a page-turner and is definitely worth the read.
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