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 and

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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 and self righteous -- from the angry old lady with the anti-war sign affixed to her walker to the random jerk at a dinner party quoting George Soros – these intrepid souls live in a hostile world; knowing that anytime a neighbor chances to learn their views on affirmative action, big government, feminism, the environment, abortion, multi-culturalism, sex education, the reliability of The New York Times, the scariness of evangelicals or (fill in the blank), his/her face will register stunned surprise and deep confusion. Or worse.

Stein gives special attention to those conservatives working in professions dominated by the liberal elite—journalism, publishing, entertainment, and academia—celebrating their guts and sharing in their disdain for the dogmatism of the self-appointed creative and intellectual class. The result is a conservative’s guide to love, work, friendship, dinner party mischief, and staying happy and un-smeared in liberal America.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594035531
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
717 KB

Meet the Author

A journalist and novelist, Harry Stein is the author of How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy (and Found Inner Peace). He is a contributing editor to City Journal.

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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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