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Raising Pg Kids in X-Rated Society Paperback – April, 1987


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr (April 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0687352827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0687352821
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,485,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is, in a word, ludicrous. Attacking everything from Dungeons and Dragons to the "vile music of our society", good old Tipper manages to paint a picture of misinformation in the guise of "preserving family values". Avoid at ALL costs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is just an over protective mom with no creditials writing what she feels. It goes to link a man falling off bleachers and dying to violent lyrics in music? Sorry lady, people slip and fall sometimes. She continually condemns bands such as Def Leppard and Motely Crue for all of societal evils. The books seems to make the assumption that violence would not even exist if rock and roll were not around. This book is only good for research purposes to prove how wrong it is.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jello Is Good Food on August 10, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
First of all, I cackle at the reader who gave this five stars and heralded Tipper Gore as a "brave woman" who wrote this book as an "act of love towards today's youth". Tipper Gore went to a Greateful Dead concert and hung out photo-op style with Jerry Garcia while drug agents busted many people for acid at the same concert. Hillary Rodham Clinton called this book "good information" for parents. In the back of the book there is a plug for the Back In Control Center in LA. Back In Control advocate that black clothing and high top tennis shoes are signs of devil worship. Other signs of devil worship included the peace sign and the JEWISH STAR OF DAVID. Tipper called Back In Control "a family center...who helps people who are deeply involved with punk rock and heavy metal." This is a book of ignorance which brainwashes parents into thinking that music that makes any kind of political statement is a sign of devil worship and should certainly be avoided. As an advocate for the Censorship Movement, this book is a fine piece of anti-intellectualism and anti-individualism which promotes not thinking about anything...at all. After all, happiness IS the enemy of thought.
For more information on this book, check out "President McMuffin Tightens The Screws" by Jello Biafra (of which I credit with most of this review)
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By TommyEaseTheChill on January 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
If there's one thing that makes a southern belle like Tipper Gore nervous, it's the endless throbbing of the drums from the slave quarters on a hot, still southern night.

That pretty much sums up the real source of Tipper's discomfort with so-called "obscene" rap music.

The irony is, this southern politician's wife is so completely obtuse, so tone-deaf, so just plain cotton-pickin' stupid that she still has NO IDEA why ghetto blacks would resent a patrician white woman (with a cornpone accent a yard long) lecturing them on "justice" and "decency." Tipper Gore really, really doesn't understand that when she tells Ice T to clean up his act she sounds just like her grandmother complaining about those low-down, shiftless darkies -- and those drums. Always those drums, from the slave quarters late at night.

Notice that Tipper's ideas about how art corrupts could be applied to books and poetry as well as to popular music. For example, one could argue that a beloved southern novel like GONE WITH THE WIND, with its images of sub-human darkies and benign slave owners, does at least as much harm as the worst of gangsta rap. One set of lies begets another set of lies. Hate makes hate. But this kind of insight is far beyond Tipper Gore, who finds no need to examine her own conscience or the dark side of her own heritage. All she wants to do is silence those drums -- those awful, throbbing drums.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pamela B. Gates on September 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
I agree that this book was well written and that Ms. "OMG! OUR KIDS ARE GOING TO DIE" Gore (coincidence on the last name?) found a lot of research, but she made so many stupid assumptions that I can't begin to understand why a parent would even start to believe this! I am a teenager and I do know the difference between right and wrong. Just because Mrs. Gore doesn't belive that we have commone sense doesn't mean she's right!!!
Parents, if you really don't trust your child's judgement (being that they're going to listen to a sad song about suicide and look up the words and find that the artist is telling them to kill themselves and you believe they'll do it) you need to look at yourselves. We learn most of our habits and beliefs from you. So, if we screw up, so did you. Don't assume that just because we are adolecent we're idiots.

So.... Parents who read this book and agreed with it completely, I wish you luck in making your arguments to your children about how they can't go to Ozzy Osbourne concerts because are bad because Johnny fell off the bleachers and died.

But, Kids who are looking for a really good persuasive essay and really like rock music, read the book. It's good information to argue with and if you're like me, you might even end up yelling at Tipper Gore for being such an idiot.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Slick Guy, the man with a plan on March 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The content of this book makes no sense. I could hardly finish it. The droll opinions make absolutely no sense. Parents, watch out for the star of david. A jewish religious symbol is your ticket to heck. I censored that one just for you Tipper. Tipper Gore is an off her nut radical and needs to simply be quiet and sit down. ROCK OUT CENSORSHIP!!
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