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About the Author

Fred Reed was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, in 1945,spent 1956-57 in Athens, Alabama, as a Tom Sawyer simulacrum, complete with bare feet, BB gun, and fielder's mitt, while has father worked as a mathematician at Redstone Arsenal. His teen years passed in rural King George County, Virginia, drinking unwise but memorable amounts of beer and driving like a thoroughgoing dammed fool. Halfway through college, being bored, he enlisted in the Marines, went to Asia for the then-current stupid war, and got more shrapnel in the face than he really wanted. Returning, he fell into journalism. It was a perfect fit because it didn't require any qualifications and he didn't have any. There followed years of racing around the planet reporting on various things, a stint at Solder of Fortune magazine, and other indications of sociopathy. He currently lives in Mexico near Guadalajara with his Mexican wife Violeta and three useless but agreeable dogs.

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  • File Size: 2379 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503087247
  • Publication Date: February 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078F0G72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fred Reed is one of the finest stylists writing in English today. If you haven't read any of his work you owe it to yourself.
This book is another collection of personal memoir and scurrilous commentary on American life.
Enjoy!
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Mr. Reed is a great observer of llife. The problem is that he thinks of life in a logical way. He is part of a dying breed. No diversity. No political correctness. Just simple truth. His columns are geared to the searchers of truth. We literate that can still remember when books were the best friends. When the lobotomy box still had some intelligence. This book is the greatest adventure of them all - Knowledge. it will keep the ignorant away. It is an amazing book written by an amazing man. Mr. Reed was given the gift and curse of Casandra by the Gods. The gift was the gift of prophecy and the curse no one believed her. It will make you think.
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He tells it like things are. He's been there, done that, and has way too many shirts. This is a nice bit of the mystical and magical Fred Reeed!
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If you've been a 'Fred' reader, then there's no surprise here. Just dive in and enjoy. If it's your first time, leave the room, put your sacred cows in the stable and then start reading. He exposed the politically sensitive, the false fronts, the feet of clay of many ideas and institutions, and leaves you thinking.
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Fred's ability to cut to the heart of a matter inspires thinking (a lost art form). His ability to do so with an engaging writing style makes the process enjoyable. For anyone interested in sane thought in an insane world Fred is a must read.
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Fred tells the truth in an entertaining way. He calls "BS" on many cherished myths held by average Americans. You may feel like arguing with Fred, I wouldn't advise it. Fun read!
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The author's experiences are entertaining, his ideas are refreshing and his opinions are well-considered. His style is reminiscent of P.J. O'Rourke and he is a pleasure to read,
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This book pretty much sums up many of the absurdities of life and the fiasco of big government. Very entertaining, for sure.
Fred's a great writer.
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