Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

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by Greg Gutfeld
     
 

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Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.  
 
From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale.  The Cool

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Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.  
 
From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale.  The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government—and each day they pass judgment on those who don’t worship at the altar of their coolness.  The cool fawn over terrorists, mock the military, and denigrate employers. They are, in short, awful people. 

From what we wear and what we eat, to what we smoke and who we poke, pop culture is crafted and manipulated by the cool and, to Greg Gutfeld, that's Not Cool. 

How do the cool enslave you? By convincing you that: 
- If you don't agree with them no one will like you. 
- If you don't follow them you will miss out on life. 
- If you don't listen to them you will die a lonely loser

How do you vanquish the cool and discover your own true self? Read this book. 
 
In  Not Cool,  Greg Gutfeld, bestselling author of The Joy Of Hate, lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of cool—building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please.  Not Cool fights back against the culture of phonies, elitists, and creeps who want your soul. It’s not a book, it’s a weapon—and one should be armed with it at all times.

Editorial Reviews

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"Every page has at least one gut buster, lines so ripe you’ll want to recycle them at the next cocktail party." - Jon David Kahn, Breitbart.com
 
 “Not Cool is a wonderful book, but it is also something more. Now that it has joined Gutfeld’s earlier bestseller, The Joy of Hate, a longstanding problem of American writing has sorted itself out….Our only bona fide misanthrope was Ambrose Bierce, and Greg Gutfeld is his heir.”—Florence King, National Review
 
“Read Greg Gutfeld’s new book to vanquish the uncool “cool,” and with it save the country, while laughing, crying and cursing the whole way through.” –Benjamin Weingarten, The Blaze

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804138536
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,129,155
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Greg Gutfeld is a cohost of the hit show The Five and the host of Red Eye on the Fox News Channel. He is the author of The Bible of Unspeakable Truths and the New York Times bestseller The Joy of Hate, and he contributes regularly to Breitbart.com.

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Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greg Gutfeld is one of the best, brightest, and funniest writers of our time. Screw the "cool" elitest hipsters that have dragged our country down. Lucky for us to have Gutfeld who is not cool, just smart and insightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. Chapter to chapter senarios that explain various ways the public is being duped by government, movie stars, sports figures, last but not least by our vision of self worth. Lots of laughs and my most favorite chapter was about DDT and bedbugs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant, insightful, funny, singular...
Monta More than 1 year ago
The book is fun to read because Gutfeld writes like he talks. His examples are current and factual but written when added to his silly and sometimes sarcastic comments, he drives home a point without being dull.
suzieq4u More than 1 year ago
Greg doesn't sugar coat or go the way of PC. He hones right in on the poo we all see everyday and he calls it poo. Refreshing and strangely uplifting! Thanks for the laughs and enlightenment, Greg!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ha! Amazingly written. Thanks for making me feel like I am not alone!
fatboyran More than 1 year ago
Great book. Love the wit and wisdom. I'm pretty sure these one star folks are in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watch him on the Five on Fox Smart man puts Bob in his place The book is great
gullagej More than 1 year ago
Great book.  Gutfeld tells the real truth of how we're all being screwed by the government and all the "cool" people who bow down to  their socialistic ideas.  All with just the right amount of humor to help make a depressing subject a little bit funny!  This book just might wake up some "cool" folks if they have the balls to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read this book yet, BUT if it's anything like the others he penned, I can already tell you it's hilarious and insightful. Greg's the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome and good, very good. Greg is also awesome, and good-very good for writing it. Enuff said. Gina Rose Ott
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
insightful
Anonymous 4 months ago
I gave it 4 stars simply because of how the author puts all poor people as one type. I have been a stay at home mom for 27 years and I know Greg appreciates that, but I also find myself at age 53 caring for my husband with early dementia. I have to be here with him. We lived through our savings even though he has a disease of compassion. So we had no choice to apply for medicaid. Prior to April 2014 we couldn't get it because we no longer had children in the home except our youngest who was in college full time and still is. We lost our retirement. I just wish you and others would understand that their are some of us who planned everything right and life happened. I could add more about how embarrassing it is with each doctors appt. There are some older adults who could be left for dead if something changes and takes the medical away. My husband is now on medicare and that cost more. We do not get any other help. I did enjoy you book and thank you for writing it. I only add that their are exceptions when talking about government help. My husband paid into the system and we raised four kids who are all hard working and successful members of society. I would like to see homework done in regards to circumstances like ours. Thank you, J Jones
JFHoyer More than 1 year ago
Many of us are shaking our heads these days at a society that seems upside down from the reality we once knew. We’re trying to make sense of things that don’t make sense and find ways to understand the world in which we now live. Is it left vs. right? Democrat vs. Republican? Socialist vs. Conservative? There are lots of lenses through which to look at our changing world. In “Not Cool” Gutfeld presents a unique way of seeing our culture – and particularly the way the media elites shape it. To them, “cool” is Dennis Rodman running around with a North Korean Dictator and the Weather Underground killing cops and setting off bombs and getting praised for it. In his typical acerbic style, Gutfeld shows that “cool” is killing us. “Cool” doesn’t get you a job, make a company competitive in the Global marketplace or keep our country safe. All the current definition of “cool” really does is create lazy people who have a sense of entitlement and privilege that they don’t deserve. This book will help you to understand how our country has gotten so screwed up and help you to do your part to turn it back around. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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Go to the next res plz
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Hi Greg Love you on the FIVE YOU MAKE ME LAUGH SO MUCH LOVE THE WAY YOU GET BOB HE JUST NOT VERY SMART KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is spot on in its analysis. I found myself laughing in agreement throughout the book. Gutfield's wry humor is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"God mia that was sexy" squeezes your as.s "go to the next book."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved, this book, read it everyone, the only people who don't like it are the people who think they are cool. Should be a must read for every high school student , so they know before they enter college, what crap is waiting for them at the academic level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOT COOL is intellectually provocative and unveils in no subtle fashion the superficial periphery we all know exists in the world. As a new author of a character-shaping book for children, his case against bullies and the “cool creed” resonates with me. I appreciated especially, the author’s ability to humor me. I spontaneously erupted with laughter at least a dozen times--I can’t recall a book that ever made me laugh like that. Unfortunately, plane co-passengers didn’t appreciate the humor quite as much. But, it did prompt some to ask what I was reading that was so funny. So Greg, I think you owe me one. Loretta Neff