The Real Stars: In Today's America, Who Are the True Heroes? [NOOK Book]

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Is Barbra Streisand a star? Is Bruce Springsteen a star? Is Sean Penn a star? Are any of the Hollywood players who endlessly complain about America (and make $20 million per picture) and say that America is a racist, imperialist country a star? Ben Stein doesn't think so. He says that the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America and fight for our freedom while risking their lives for $1,500 a month are the real stars. He says the real stars are the ones who fight fires and fight crime ...
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Overview

Is Barbra Streisand a star? Is Bruce Springsteen a star? Is Sean Penn a star? Are any of the Hollywood players who endlessly complain about America (and make $20 million per picture) and say that America is a racist, imperialist country a star? Ben Stein doesn't think so. He says that the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America and fight for our freedom while risking their lives for $1,500 a month are the real stars. He says the real stars are the ones who fight fires and fight crime and teach autistic children for modest wages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401922450
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 727 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2009

    As a former Service Member, I applaud the author's characterizing of the Armed Forces. This is long over due for many writers who have contact withthe Armed Forces. I like his style of writing from different places and about different people.

    Ben's attitude about the Hollywood scene is right on as far as I am concerned. They don't live in the same world as we do here in fly-over country. This does apply to some of the Hollywood set, not all. Just wish that their world could be more like ours. No make believe here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    Ben Stein Complains About America

    I couldn't bring myself to buy this, but picked up a copy at the library. The Complaining About America suggested in the description seems to be people like Mr. Stein who make a darned good living operating in a well-regulated business environment breathing clean air and drinking clean water and not having to pass a 'Coloreds Only' sign on the way to the drinking fountain. All of these things he takes for granted are gifts from the progressive political movement of the past 150 years. Somehow he hates the progress we made and wishes to turn back to the clock. I'm puzzled how an economist can look at the cumulative record of our shared progress as a nation pursuing liberal secular ideas and find so much to dislike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2008

    Ben Stein should be celebrated for HONORING the REAL HEROES of America!

    This book wasn't what I expected at all, it was better. As the wife of a US Soldier, I am proud of my country and the people that devote their lives to making it a better place. I get so sick of turning on the TV and seeing the latest 'tabloid princess' and her new dog. I am so glad that someone FINALLY acknowledged the people that REALLY do something important with their lives and for our country. 'Sometimes at great risk to themselves and their families.' Thank you, Ben Stein.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

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    The premise and build up of this title are great. The contents are a BIG, BIG, BIG disappointment. I was expecting inspirational stories about our men and women in the military but instead got an assortment of Stein columns from about the past 10 years. Don't waste your time or money reading this book and make a donation to a charity supporting military family survivors' groups, instead.

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