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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595550526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595550521
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,937,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeremy Lott has been published in nearly 100 magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Post, and National Review. Stateside, his work has appeared in outlets from Christianity Today to Seattle's alternative weekly the Stranger. Internationally, the Lott byline has appeared in publications in Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands. A contributing editor to Books & Culture, Lott's work has sparked debate from commentators of every stripe. Conservative Charles Colson has featured his articles in his BreakPoint radio commentaries and bestselling liberal author Chris Mooney called his piece on book burning and free speech the "best counter-intuitive argument ever." Lott is the author of the equally counter-intuitive book, In Defense of Hypocrisy: Picking Sides in the War on Virtue.

More About the Author

Jeremy Lott (1978- ) was born in Modesto, California, and traveled north along the West Coast for much of his life, with extended stops in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. After accidentally graduating from Trinity Western University, he went to work for several magazines and think tanks. His work has appeared in well over 100 publications in America, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the U.K. including the National Post, Australian Financial Review, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Politico, and the American Prospect. Lott is a contributing editor to Books & Culture and author of two books, The Warm Bucket Brigade and In Defense of Hypocrisy. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and Lynden, Washington.

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By johnt on July 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Though this book is billed as a defense, it's really much more than that: A study of why hypocrisy is so pervasive, why people are so offended by it, and whether that offense always makes sense. It's a remarkably thorough treatment of the topic, especially considering what a quick read it is. Lott isn't always right (he overestimates the role that aversion to hypocrisy has played in reactions to priest-molester scandals, for example), but he's always thought-provoking.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yuni on April 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book reminds of reading a B.A. thesis on hypocrisy. It is quite entertaining and thoughtful, and started very interestingly. The beginning of the book was rife with good examples and anecdotes of why we need to re-think the definition and our attitude toward hypocrisy. The author tried to divide the discussion roughly according to hypocrisy in the various aspects of life: politics, religion and the entertainment industry. The writing loses steam about halfway through the book and I had to try really hard to continue reading.

The book tries not too be too academic and arcane, but also failed to reach a mainstream, layman style. It is a good effort and touches an interesting aspect of our everyday lives. The references in this book might be a worthier read. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you have a lot of time in your hands.
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12 of 21 people found the following review helpful By T. Carney on July 5, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Lott sets out to overturn the conviction of hypocrisy and convinces at least this juror. Aiding his case is Jeremy's easy story-telling style. Considering how in-your-face the topic probably seems to some, the book's argument is gentle (but persuasive, I think). A good read.
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9 of 42 people found the following review helpful By T. Mak on February 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the weakest "counterintuitive" books on the market. A confronting title does not make a good book.

Hypocrisy is so obviously hated because it exposes someone who wishes to take unfair advantage of another. In other words it is an inherently parasitic activity.

The author no doubt has other books in the wings: In Praise of Lying, Why Murder isn't always bad, Adultery - Think of the Positives, Is Deceit alway deceptive?, How stealing helps society by creating more robust security services.... you get the idea.
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