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Train Tracks: Family Stories for the Holidays

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by Michael Savage
     
 

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“A marvelous storyteller.”
The New Yorker

“A blazing flamethrower of truth.”
—Ted Nugent, Washington Times

A #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar radio personality, Michael Savage is admired by millions for his tough talk and no-punches-pulled common sense about the

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“A marvelous storyteller.”
The New Yorker

“A blazing flamethrower of truth.”
—Ted Nugent, Washington Times

A #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar radio personality, Michael Savage is admired by millions for his tough talk and no-punches-pulled common sense about the state of our union and its leaders. In Train Tracks, a more personal side of Savage shines through in this marvelous collection of “American Stories for the Holidays.” Like Glen Beck’s blockbuster, The Christmas Sweater, Michael Savage’s poignant, personal stories of home, family, and the holidays will resonate with readers everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

For most of his millions of Talk Radio Network fans, Michael Savage is known for his vigorous, tough conservative advocacy. This collection of American stories for the holidays displays a more personal side of this popular political commentator. Train Tracks promises to be this year's equivalent of Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater.

Publishers Weekly
This collection, not just of stories but also of topical essays and short reflections, takes readers from conservative radio host Savage's nostalgically recalled childhood in the 1940s and 1950s to his often sour opinions of the current state of the world. In his more charming moments, he remembers when cigarette ads were everywhere, cars resembled "the buxom women on the screens in theaters throughout America," and a pair of "electric blue saddle-stitched pants" was his most prized possession. Savage certainly has a knack for memorable images–a "geometry teacher in high school with only two fingers on his right hand"–and titles–"Fat Pat & Tippy the Dog." Less interesting when decrying today's "soul-deprived world" of "kids with their hats on backwards," elsewhere he's downright alienating to nearly every conceivable hue of political opinion, whether jabbing at America's use of military drones or taking aim at "liberal American 'Buddhists.'" Readers who know what they're in for with Savage, who once gleefully described himself as being "to the right of Rush and to the left of God," may be able to enjoy his skillful array of colorful characters and stories. (Nov.)
The New Yorker
“A marvelous storyteller.”
BRETT M. DECKER
“Vivid storytelling. ... Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America.”
Brett M. Decker
"Vivid storytelling. ... Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America."
Washington Post
“Savage recalls his childhood growing up in the Bronx. ... He’s got the knack for evocative detail, and this series of short vignettes features some indelible images, such as the immigrant father who, insisting that nothing be wasted, forced his son to wear dead men’s trousers.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062210876
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
997,460
File size:
4 MB

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Brett M. Decker

“Vivid storytelling. ... Michael Savage is one of the most influential conservative voices in America.”

Meet the Author

Millions admire Dr. Michael Savage for his clear-eyed view of American politics and culture. But regular listeners of his wildly popular radio show also know him as a riveting storyteller. Savage is the author of twenty-eight books, including seven New York Times bestsellers. He is an ardent conservationist, a dedicated family man, and an animal protector.

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