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

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

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by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe, Steve Burguiere
     
 

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Now available in trade paperback, the #1 bestselling New York Times author Glenn Beck tackles some of our country’s biggest problems in this funny, outrageous, and entertaining book.

Glenn Beck believes that the reason why some of our biggest problems never seem to get fixed is simple: the solutions just aren’t very convenient. And as the

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Now available in trade paperback, the #1 bestselling New York Times author Glenn Beck tackles some of our country’s biggest problems in this funny, outrageous, and entertaining book.

Glenn Beck believes that the reason why some of our biggest problems never seem to get fixed is simple: the solutions just aren’t very convenient. And as the host of a nationally syndicated radio show and a prime-time television show on CNN Headline News, 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 poorest cities all had one simple thing in common, but politicians will never reveal what that is (or explain how easy it would be to change). Global warming is another issue that’s rife with lies and distortion. How many times have we 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. But that would never be shown in an Al Gore slide show.

Combining honesty with a biting sense of humor, An Inconvenient Book contains hundreds of these "why have I never heard that before?" types of facts that will leave readers wondering how political correctness, special interests, and outright stupidity have gotten us so far away from the common sense solutions this country was built on.

Editorial Reviews

Popular XM Satellite Radio talk show host and CNN Headline News star Glenn Beck describes himself as "a conservative who doesn't happen to be a Republican." In An Inconvenient Book, he reconfirms that identification with 300 pages of blistering, often hilarious critiques of rampant political correctness in multifarious incarnations. Serious fun for right-leaning straight shooters.
Publishers Weekly

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. (Nov.)

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From the Publisher
"Glenn Beck is CNN's chief corporate-fascism advocate." — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Finally! A guy who says what people who aren't thinking, are thinking." — Jon Stewart

"Satan's mentally challenged younger brother." — Stephen King

"There's something about him that suggests that, one night, he'll say something that will cost him his career...." — Keith Olbermann

"Glenn Beck shouldn't be on [the air]." — Al Franken

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416552192
Publisher:
Threshold Editions
Publication date:
11/20/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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From the Publisher
"Glenn Beck is CNN's chief corporate-fascism advocate." — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Finally! A guy who says what people who aren't thinking, are thinking." — Jon Stewart

"Satan's mentally challenged younger brother." — Stephen King

"There's something about him that suggests that, one night, he'll say something that will cost him his career...." — Keith Olbermann

"Glenn Beck shouldn't be on [the air]." — Al Franken

Meet the Author

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is a thirteen-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include Conform, Miracles and Massacres, Control, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze TV network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.

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An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is divided up into several sections, but the best is Beck's demolition of the idea of global warming. Gore's pathetic and lame collection of 'facts' is so skewed to the left that it almost ends up on the right. I would prefer a little bit of histrionics by Beck than have to listen to a robotic monotone by Gore. He is a little bit sexist, particularly about how to score with your wife by watching some dreary English 'bonnet movie' with her, but aren't all of us a little bit that way? I liked his sharing of his past history and admire him (and Tanya) for his accomplishments. I found the whole book interesting and have listened to it on CD as well. I had to get both versions to review it on my radio network and gladly paid for them myself. Glen Beck has made me a watcher of CNN, something that I had quit some time back because of the liberal bias. Liberals, tree huggers, anarchists and Gorebots will not like the book, but that is their loss. I like to listen to the CD version when I am eating my supper of caribou steaks garnished with breast of spotted owl. John Edwards and his monstrous home bought with ambulance chasing are covered in a hilarious way. If you have brains you will enjoy the book. If you don't (can you say liberal?) you will hate it. Either way Beck doesn't bore us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Glenn Beck, then you will like this book. If you don't like him, then why are you even looking. The negative reviews are written by liberals who probably haven't even seen the book, let alone read it. No, this is not a work of intellectual genius, but who would want to read that anyway? It is a good book written as he thinks. Libs will hate it, but then they hate anything that differs from their ideology.
Mike1972 More than 1 year ago
Obama progressive socialism is the greatest threat to the future of the United States. Glenn supports his arguments with facts that the left has yet to debate him on. What are they afraid of? The truth. Glenn has issued the challenge: let's debate and then set a true course for American that will make us the greatest nation in the world. Mind expanding coverage of today's biggest issues; a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was traveling and listening to Glenn and was absorbed in the information he was giving. I recommend this book to everyone of every age.
MTUCivil04 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a week for about an hour or so a day. I am a big fan of Glenn Beck, and this book didn't disappoint. I recommend this book to anyone who is curious how this world is changing overnight, and what signs you can observe to prevent yourself from being a victim of the changes occuring. This book also mixes fact with humor in a very efficient way, keeping yourself entertained as well as educated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book, and the funniest book touching on politics and the problems we Americans face...ever. One-star reviewers make it abundantly clear they never even bothered to buy the book, much less read it, so please ignore their incoherent hate speech.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend getting the audio book. You get the benefit of his 'wisdom' combined with his verbal 'attitude'. This audio book should be a mandatory read for all college students. I was a college student once myself, then I got a job, grew up and converted to a conservative.
navywifeked More than 1 year ago
Glenn shines the light on these dark times. He is great.
primomom More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this guy. Political and economic commentary can be so dry and depressing, but not with Glenn. Entertaining and informative at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like his honesty and his view on things that are impotant to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It will enlighten you not only in comparisons of today and yesterday; but it will amaze you with some of the lesser known things that happen in Washington. I believe liberals as well as conservatives will enjoy reading this book. I have passed it on to two others (one conservative and one liberal) and they both enjoyed it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Glenn Beck is one of the few public people out there today who is for AMERICA - not for Republicans or Democrats. He is interested in the truth and genuinely has this country's people at heart. THANK GOD FOR GLENN BECK! KEEP IT COMING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went into reading this book a liberal leaning Independent searching for some humor and reason from a very funny man. I come out of it with much more than I hoped for. Not only did I find reason -something that had been severely lacking from everyone I listened to besides Lou Dobbs- in nearly all of Glenn's points, I laughed my bum off while doing so! I also come back from reading this book with a much more conservative outlook on most points. I liked the idealism of most of my standpoints before but I realized that not all of them were practical -nearly all were liberal-. After reading this book I have found many new, much more practical platforms to base my beliefs upon. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for practicality -not political advancement- in today's government. Including my far leftist friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The problem is the lack of empirical research - just opinions. Please have some class and don't throw all liberals under the bus. To call those of us who are liberals as uneducated is insulting and rude. I am well educated - and I look at both sides. That is what I see as being balanced. I refrain from name calling I just don't agree with conservative views.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, I'm not sure why the person below found this author's ego to be so exhausting. He's certainly no more egotistical than any other deejay. Look, Beck may not be some kind of educated, deep thinking genius with a bunch of clear opinions supported by evidence, but everything he says is so true and SO inconvenient. How often do you find a conservative deejay with both the insight and courage to call child molesters 'perverts' or environmentalists 'environmentalist whackos,' or the poor 'lazy'? You might be thinking, 'Well, like every day.' But don't let that fact discount the courage of Mr. Beck to repeat it again in this work. He certainly does it with his own creative, deejay zeal and wit. The picture on the cover really says it all. Hilarious! If you are as mesmorized by morning deejays as I am, for their deeper understanding of the truths of the world and their ability to incite the best reactions in their listeners, you won't be able to put this down. And that's the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
and I've purchased four copies of this book to give as gifts as well as one for myself. Pick it up.
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