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The book is fantastic and I read it in two days. Keep working for our country Joe! --C. W., Flowery Branch, GA

I just finished reading Joe s book and all I can say is WOW! I love how he thinks and expresses himself. I laughed during every chapter - it was so entertaining! --Glynis, Biddeford, ME

I had some major goosebumps several times. Read this book! You will be truly inspired. --Margaret, Jenkins, KY

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With his debut novel, Things Forgotten, Thomas ambitiously tells the story of the Israelite Conquest of Canaan, as seen through the eyes of an Arab descendant of Israel's brother Esau. Together with his passion for ancient and biblical history, these are the themes which have shaped Thomas as a writer over the last two decades. His writing style is steeped in rich history and the essence of the human spirit, qualities that will surely linger with his readers. Thomas began his collaboration with Samuel J. Wurzelbacher shortly after the third and final 2008 Presidential Debate. From the time he and Joe The Plumber met up, he witnessed the events of the perpetual media blitz, the revelation of the Ohio State illegal violation of his privacy, Joe s initial bus tour for the McCain-Palin ticket, his meeting with Sarah Palin and Thomas accompanied Joe on John McCain s Straight Talk Express. Together with a penetrating writing style, Thomas eye witness perspective into the story of Joe The Plumber will paint a vivid and captivating portrayal of a regular every-day American who was unexpectedly swept into perhaps the most pivotal presidential election of our lifetime.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pearlgate (February 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976974037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976974031
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,642,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1,631 of 1,847 people found the following review helpful By Gen. JC Christian, patriot on March 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
RINO spinmeisters, aided and abetted by the liberal media, have promoted Joe the Plumber as being an everyman, the archetypical "average American." This book shatters that image.

Joe the Plumber is not the "average American." He's the "average conservative," and I thank God for that.

Last year, the "average American" elected an Harvard educated constitutional law professor to the presidency. Average conservatives knew better. They rallied behind Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin, people like ourselves; people I proudly call "mediocre Americans."

And that's why Joe is still so immensely popular. He's angry, vicious, ignorant, and intellectually incurious. He's one of us, and like us, he didn't learn about public policy and international relations at a university or from books or journals; he learned everything he needed to know by tuning into Rush, Hannity, Savage, and Ingraham.

This is a great book, one every true conservative should buy, and more importantly, read. Yes, I know that sounds like a tall order, but it's an easy read. Joe uses one and two syllable words (many of them, written forms of various grunts) almost exclusively. If I have one complaint, it's that the publisher, Pearlgate, printed it in ink rather than crayon like the original manuscript. Other than that, I think it truly is the perfect book for the average conservative.
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301 of 340 people found the following review helpful By Molly A. Flannery on February 26, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Well, I thought I'd seen everything. No siree! This book is a complete joke! Someone brought it to the office and I took it home and read it. JTP should definitely stick with plumbing. His opinions are so childish and he doesn't waste any time boring the daylights out of you. All I can say is..............Stop this craziness, Joe, or whatever your name is, Puleeeeeeeeeez!
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358 of 406 people found the following review helpful By Gilli on February 26, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm embarrassed to say that I actually purchased this book. It is pure garbage. As a staunch conservative, I wish he would just stop talking and GO AWAY. We're really not in need of anymore loons like Joe the Plumber. Please do not waste your money on this because I'm sure someone will be willing to give you theirs.
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484 of 556 people found the following review helpful By Patriotic American on February 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was startled and deeply impressed by the honesty and forthrightness with which Mr. Wurzelbacher dealt with his personal, human foibles: his failure to pay taxes, his dependence on welfare, the breakup of his marriage, and why he lied to Barack Obama about his income and his intention to buy a business. What a brave, selfless man.

Hahahahaha, just kidding! Not-Joe the not-a-Plumber is the perfect symbol of today's Republican party -- attention-starved, intellectually bankrupt, pathologically dishonest, blatantly hypocritical, inexplicably proud of his ignorance and bigotry, and utterly unconcerned with the well-being of his fellow Americans and the welfare of his country.

I predict this book will become a camp classic.
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109 of 122 people found the following review helpful By James M LaRocque on March 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I could not put the book down. Seriously, something really sticky was on the cover. I think it was some Super Glue. Anyway, with a book permanently glued to my hand I decided the best thing to do was to read it. About half way through the book I decide to cut my hand off. Yeah, it was that bad. I'd give it two thumbs down if I could.
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87 of 100 people found the following review helpful By AndyB on March 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
What can you really expect from a guy who got famous by being a lying loudmouth? Since hearing his campaign scenario for Obama (which was pure fabrication AND did not make his point at all) we have known "Joe" was a grade-A schmuck. Since then we have watched him shoot off his ignorant under-informed mouth on a series of topics.

Ordinarily one would need to go to a late-night dive bar to hear incoherent commentary of this quality. Now Joe brings that level of discourse to your home!

Meet Joe the Political Theorist - "We have been sliding with every-increasing speed towards socialism since FDR's New Deal was implemented in 1933. It was supposed to pull America out of the Great Depression, but it didn't. Find a historian that tells you different and call them a L-I-A-R.". Joe reminds me of the loud drunk everybody just politely nods at as they back away.

Joe's a big thinker alright. What does he say about how the UN should be run? "If you think he [Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] should be able to step up to the United Nations podium ... and rail against the country that has graciously given him a stage, then are you really interested in protecting our freedoms?" . Yup, Joe thinks the UN should be closed to anyone we disagree with. That sure would make the meetings go faster...

Tedious. Tiresome. Juvenile. Simplistic. Jingoistic. Hateful. Xenophobic. Reading this book will lower your IQ and make it hard to look at yourself in the mirror. You will feel dirty.

(Full disclosure: I did not read the whole book. I read a few sections and could not continue. It was sort of like biting in to rancid food. You do not need to finish the meal to know the food was spoiled.)
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By I. Guch on February 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I had chili last week. Long story short, my toilet isn't working properly. I picked up this book to figure out how to solve my problem - instead I learned about a bunch of non toilet-related items. He should be called "Joe the guy who wrote a book" because there's precious little plumbing here.
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