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.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
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Table of Contents
An Introduction 1
Unctuous Occupations and Popular Pursuits 19
The Pitiful Ploy of the Bad Boy 29
The Deep Creep 38
You Pray, They Decay 47
Treating Crazies Like Daisies 52
Addiction to Accolades 60
How Mike and Carol Crushed the Feral 65
Doing the Wrong Thing 75
Killer Cool 84
The Cool's War on Warmth 90
How Heathens Become Hip 97
A Magazine for Murderers 105
Sonnets for Tsarnaev 113
Pure Idiocy 123
The Deadly Do-Rights 135
Nuking the Nuclear Family 141
The Guilty Parties 154
The War on Warriors 159
Bling Before Balls 169
Southern Discomfort 175
The Rebels of Romance 181
The Carnal Carnival 189
Gunning for Attention 196
Homages to Homicides 203
The Orientation Express 212
The Rebel Bootlicker 220
The Rise of the Free Radical 229
Conclusion: Axing the Appetite for Adulation 251
Dankon! (That's Esperanto for "Thanks!") 255