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The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage
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487 of 540 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
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I give this SIX stars. I'm a conservative professor at a university that leans heavily to the left and I constantly see the kind of "tolerance" and phony outrage that Gutfeld talks about in this book! Constantly! I found myself nodding along and laughing with almost every paragraph. Gutfeld is not only funny--he's freaking smart. I'm a big fan of The Five and I just had to get this book and read it all the way through on my Kindle the day it came out. Anyway, if you're still stinging from the election results, pick up this book and feel good about yourself :-)

This quote from Greg, pretty much sums up the book: "A funny thing about tolerant people? They're really only tolerant when you agree with them. Suddenly, when they find out you disagree with just one of their assumptions, they become intolerant of you. Which kind of misses the whole point of tolerance, but I'll tackle that later."
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182 of 208 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
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I love Greg. He's funny, twisted, irreverent; blended together with a very generous helping of insight and intelligence. I'm a TiVO-stalker of his,in that I follow him around on tv, record, and then I WATCH him on TiVO. He doesn't even suspect!
I think he is about the only person who could write on this topic in a way that's concise without getting preachy; genuine without being smarmy; bold enoughto take on touchy concepts; and damned hilarious to help the medicine go down. READ THIS BOOK. Thank you.
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192 of 222 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
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From his dedication to Andrew Breitbart to the final sentence (if by "final sentence" you mean two-word fragment), Greg covers taboo terrain with practiced ease, common sense, and uncommon wit. He forages on the forbidden and feasts on foibles with firmness to the right and malice toward none. Wise and wonderful, funny and insightful, and oh so timely.
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139 of 167 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
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First of all, thanks, Gutfeld, for writing the book I've wanted to write for ten years, then making me break my rule of not EVER spending a penny for a book on Amazon Kindle! I am currently reading this book, but my attention span, being what it is, made me come in and write this review because THANK GOD for an honest book about American society for a change.

I recently stopped my Facebook, OK, to be honest, I was thrown out for not being the happy happy, hearts and flowers writer, but also because I have been disowned by my family for writing "bad" things about them (that they were true wasn't the point). This recent election taught me that cavorting with the happy people on Facebook was a waste of my time since obviously my astute economic analyses and pointing out issues like it would be nice to have a president who showed up for work once in a while, and maybe it's not a good thing that he colluded with Medvedev when he thought the mike was off, and Benghazi and on and on, and was completely ignored. But then again, I am one of those gun toting, rascist morons who listens to Fox News, so what do I know? And that the fact that he spent an hour on the rubble that was once the Jersey Shore changed enough minds to get Axelrod errr Obama elected for four more years of that "change" we still don't really understand, but who cares? He spent an hour walking with a fawning Chris Christie (who I was TOLD was a Republican - geez am I dumb or what for believing that?) on the Jersey Shore, thus giving the mainstream media the exact ammunition to spread all over their "news" those last few days before the election. And all those educated people could change their mind at the last minute because, well, he has that big Hollywood smile and he's so presidential on that rubble! Who can resist that?

Anyway, I am a little pissed off that you wrote my book, but then I realized that a jerk nobody in Podunk, Maine could never reach the people a jerk like you who hobnobs with the big, important people in NYC (and also my cat jumped into my lap - curled upside down and went to sleep - how cute is that?) Everyone, and that means EVERYONE, needs to read this book. His Libertarian lack of judgment aside, Greg Gutfeld has written a book that will educate the tolerati and make the rest of us feel vindicated. It really is about common sense thinking, something frighteningly lacking in just about every venue these days and about being totally honest about what's really going on in our ever declining society. Plus, I've been so pissed off since the election (thinking of moving to Texas pissed off), his timing of publishing it now is perfect. I really hate to admit this, Greg, being in that gender you probably offend the most, but this was exactly what I needed to get up, dust off, and move on to 2014. BUY THIS BOOK!! You need to read this one! I agree with a reviewer above - SIX stars! Well done, Greg Gutfeld.
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80 of 95 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2012
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WARNING: This is a political book written by a conservative leaning libertarian. If any of those words offend you, don't buy the book since you'll be missing the point of the book. The majority of the 30 or so chapters are more detailed Gregalogues from his Red Eye show on Fox News. Each chapter is breezy, funny and entertaining. If those are three things that appeal to you in a book, you'll enjoy the Joy of Hate. Gutfeld's main message is that tolerance has really become the new intolerance in an Orwellian way. He riffs on global warming, obesity, occupy wall street, college campuses, racism and such. His style is engaging and self-deprecating. You should have an open and tolerant mind, in the classical sense, to enjoy his opinions. Lighten up and enjoy a great read.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
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This book is full of something we don't see a lot of from political analysts anymore: common sense. It's fascinating that we need someone to point out the obvious to us these days, but we do, and Gutfeld does it brilliantly. He is smart and funny and if you are a true believer of free speech, you will love this book. He very astutely points out the difference between those who claim they believe in it and those who actually do. Many claim to believe in freedom, free speech and tolerance. However, that quickly ends when someone disagrees with them, at which point they will smother that person by every insult known to man, especially those that can smear a person's reputation (the truth of the insult being completely unimportant). The hypocrisy of this behavior and phoniness of these people is laid bare.

If you are a staunch liberal I doubt you will be able to enjoy the humor in this book because a lot of the humor will be at your expense, so for you, I might pass unless you are truly a free speech purist. Conservatives, Centrists/Moderates, Libertarians and those who are just sick of political correctness and fake tolerance will probably laugh their way through the book. It's a nice release for many who just want people to speak the truth of what they really feel and think, not what they believe they are supposed to feel and think.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2012
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Gutfeld does a superb job of clearly pointing out the pervasive intolerance today - often from the left, who claim they are the "tolerant" party. Gutfeld says heartily, BS! And then shows examples of this, usually by standing them on their heads. When I read this book at home, I laughed out loud. When I read it in public, I had to suppress the laughs, and felt like I was having a heart attack.

As a fellow English major, it is such a pleasure to read a book where the author clearly has a lot of fun with his unusual, creative metaphors and assorted wordplay. It's like reading Dr. Seuss, only it doesn't rhyme, has a much larger vocabulary, and makes way more sense.

To those of you who want to decry Greg Gutfeld as a damn conservative, he's actually a damn libertarian - says he became a conservative because of liberals, and a libertarian because of conservatives. So there.

This will be the Christmas gift this year - especially for my lovable, uber-smart, socialist, college student nephew. Gutfeld was leftist himself, and grew out of it by observation and reason.
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55 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2012
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Thank You Mr. Gutfeld...

For describing so eloquently the faux outrage used by the politically correct to squelch any opinions challenging their own. This is definitely a book that needed to be written.

For an excellent live example of this phenomenon, please enjoy the review of "Tricky Nicky", and be sure to click on his "See all my reveiws" button to read couple of the other ONE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE (not an exaggeration) nearly identical reviews of other conservative books Nicky has "read".

Hmmmmm. Smart enough to use new media for propaganda purposes, but not smart enough to construct different accounts to cover his trail.

Not very tricky there Nicky.

But seriously, great book by Greg. It is certainly one to be enjoyed by all thinking Americans.
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2012
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Thank u 4 pointin out that the US didn't invent slavery or any other deplorable human act! Truth - the US social experiment is the country that best tackles the depravity of man. God bless America!
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2012
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Witty, Funny, great read so far. I catch Greg Gutfield once in a while on his Red Eye show. If you like the show, you will love the book.
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