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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 ...

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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.

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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.
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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. (Nov.)

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416560449
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions
  • Publication date: 5/12/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 515,355
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Beck


Glenn Beck
is the host and star of his own primetime television show on CNN Headline News and a contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America. He is the third most-listened-to radio talk-show host in the country, after Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. His show is now syndicated across the United States to more than 280 affiliates and on XM Satellite Radio.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    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.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

    Regarding CO2 and Natural Disasters

    Re: 'the truth' that as CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased... as quoted in the book Synopsis Beck assumes a correlation without providing any evidence to prove this statement, merely suggesting that two facts disprove a theory (i.e. CO2 increases from pollution are responsible for more intense weather). Beck's statements completely - and conveniently - ignore any number of other factors that are more likely to relate to a decrease in deaths from violent weather. The increased power and accuracy of meteorological equipment that monitors and predicts violent weather stricter safety standards for vehicles making them better able to withstand the elements - even a decrease in the number of people whose occupations require them to work on the ocean due to increased industrialization and mechanization - ALL of these factors have more relevance to the decrease in violent weather deaths than Beck's idea that air pollution is making us safer.

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2007

    Great if you like him

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    Great Book!

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    Every single 1-star rating written by bigoted communists!

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2007

    Should be on 'Must Read' list at all U.S.Colleges

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2007

    Tired of 'liberal bias'

    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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    The truth shall set you free!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

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    This is very enlightening and informative

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Glenn is awesome

    Glenn shines the light on these dark times. He is great.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2009

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    An Eye Opener...

    Instructive and Inspirational...A CLEAR PICTURE OF TODAYS SOCIETY AND EVENTS.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Glenn Beck rocks!

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Love Glenn Beck

    I like his honesty and his view on things that are impotant to me.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2009

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    I am a conservative and I have to say: this book made me laugh, cry and become outraged all at the same time. You can't ask for much more than that these days.

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2007

    You Stink

    One of the worst books I have ever read

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2009

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    I FOUND THIS REFRESHING AND FOR THOSE OF US THAT DO NOT ALWAYS LIKE THE DRAB WALLSTREET JOURNAL SPEAK GLENS ADD BOUNCE WAS JUST THE SHOCK WE NEEDED.

    BROVO, IF I NEED TO SAY MORE GLEN I DID FOLLOW YOU TO A CHRISTMAS SWEATER AND ON TO COMMON SENSE. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO RIGHT A REVIEW. GLEN HAS A SHOW ON FOX AND A PAGE ON FACEBOOK.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Glenn Beck at his best

    Glenn's humor and honesty come forth in this book tackling so many of today's hot button issues. There will be people who hate the book, but open-minded people will find information in it which will make them think about things. Those who are intellectually honest with themselves will find plenty with which to agree.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Pure garbage!

    Reading this book is like learning the Theory of Evolution from Pat Robertson!!

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2007

    Wow

    What should be on every college list is Carl Sagan's 'The Demon Haunted World' 'or practically anything else by him'. Glenn Beck? Absolutely not. Exactly at what point did we start taking the word of a political pundit? This book is filled with opinions and little fact. Global warming? He offers not a single peer review to support this. Seriously, all kidding aside, just one would do. A few chosen facts mixed with rubbish does not a truth make. I can't help but notice how a lot of reviewers throw in the word 'liberal' like that's some kind of an argument that solidifies their case. It's those people this book is for.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2007

    Gets you hooked

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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