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The Bookworm Returns : Life in Obama's America [Kindle Edition]

The Bookworm
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Book Description

In 2008, President Barack Obama promised that he would fundamentally transform America -- and that's one of the few promises he's kept. In a series of clear, elegant, witty essays, Bookworm looks at the changes in American society since Obama became president. These changes have seen America become a poorer, less safe, less free, more racially-charged nation, adrift in a world that, without America as both protector and anchor, is also become increasingly poor and dangerous.

What people have said about "The Bookworm Returns":

"[T]hen I sat down and read The Bookworm Returns: Life in Obama’s America, an eBook which should be mandatory reading for every American. Bookworm Room is a wife, a mother, a lawyer, and a blogger who is something of a hero to me. Whenever I need some common sense talk about difficult political or social issues, I make my way to Bookworm and see what she has to say. Her opening essay on guns, written as a letter to a teacher (but wisely never sent) is a classic discourse on the Second Amendment, and how best to protect our children. Because Bookworm is a brainy lawyer who has not sacrificed her common sense, she writes astonishingly clear sentences that manage to cut to the heart of, well, everything. Her chapters on what the Democrats have done to our health care system is, quite simply, revelatory." -- Robert Avrech, Seraphic Secret

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"Bookworm has become one of my favorite bloggers. She lives in California and writes on intellectual and domestic political issues, always with a fresh angle." -- Barry Rubin

"Reading Bookworm's essays is like intellectual chocolate - highly addicting, except it expands your mind instead of your waistline!" -- JoshuaPundit

"I've been a follower of Bookworm for years and am reading the book now. Her writing is thoughtful, smart, and always entertaining." -- Right Truth

"One of the best blogs out there is the Bookworm Room – no question. Trust me on this one – I have seen hundreds, maybe thousands come and go since I came online in 2001. I became friends with Bookie in an online forum years ago and I have voraciously read her posts at every opportunity. Witty, intelligent, reflective and often touching, her writings are what we all aspire to accomplish – a connection with others out there and a gift that we wield to express our thoughts in a manner that encourages others to do the same. [snip] Bookie has just put together an e-book on her posts that have occurred over time. It is some of the best writing you will ever read. Riveting and compelling, it is absolutely addictive." -- Noisy Room

"I just purchased your book. I haven't been able to put it down since downloading it last night. *** Thank you for such thoughtful, passionate and elegant writing, and for putting it out there in book form." -- Another secret conservative living in the deep blue.

"Yes, I’m 12% in already, have highlighted several passages, and am thoroughly enjoying it. Woo-hoo!" -- elc

"Bookie is a friend but that’s not why I am recommending this read. I am recommending it because it is an interesting look into the world of a San Francisco Liberal who found conservative values. That is exceptional enough to deserve your attention." -- Pierre's Pink Flamingo Bar

"I got it and I am enjoying reading it very much! Congratulations!" -- D Wheeler

"I am working my way through my Kindle copy and savoring every word. Very entertaining and easy read with great personal narratives. It entertains, illuminates and instructs but does not hector. I shall put this on my Christmas list for my Lefty friends." Danny Lemieux

"I started the book last night, and it is fabulous. I am about 1/3 the way through and can't put it down...you are an outstanding writer with such incisive arguments! I am going to let my friends know that they should order a copy. *** It is a wonderful read...and I mean that....it should be a NYT best seller!!" Michelle


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  • Print Length: 249 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I87XFWC
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bookworm Strikes Again!! February 4, 2014
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Deep in the wilds of Marin County on the other side of the Golden Gate bridge lives Bookworm, a pseudonym for a wonderful writer and culture warrior tilting against the predominant Left flowing current. I've always loved her blogging and here is a collection of some of her best work.

Her take on living in Obama's America, delivered from what some people might call the heart of it alternately made me laugh and reflect seriously at what we're becoming as a society, and I think it will have the same effect on you. It is, more or less, a diary on what we're going through right now. And being a collection of short essays, it's a great mental snack when you feel like giving your brain a treat.

Highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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One reason that conservatives have a much easier time making logical arguments is that we constantly see our positions under siege by the popular culture, by academia, and by the legacy media. We have to defend our positions, which are laughingly characterized as "out of the mainstream" by people who think Bill Ayers is just a college professor from Barack Obama's old 'hood. We see our values and traditions mocked and denigrated on a daily basis. Not so for liberals. They spout crazy talk that goes unchallenged. They repeat threadbare clichés to each other as everyone nods in agreement.

One very notable example of the value of engaging in actual debate is the author of this book, Bookworm, a common sense conservative living in one of the most liberal bastions of the bluest of blue states, and the publisher of a popular blog. Her many fans know that she uses her well-honed intelligence to slice and dice liberal foolishness, and to expose its inherent inconsistencies with clever wit, humor and well-researched, hard evidence, delivered in extremely readable prose that is a delight to experience. For example, in a little over 600 words, she demolishes the anti-freedom, anti-choice Obamacare scheme by comparing it to grocery bag bans. Then I was the one nodding in agreement.

This book is not all wonky public policy--and even the entries written about serious public policy aren't written in a way that is the slightest bit wonky. I cheered when she busted a liberal professor's attempt to conflate the nihilistic world of Lena Dunham with the respect for traditional values permeating Jane Austen's wonderful novels. I marveled at her profound insights about the cycle of life and death inspired by, of all the things, the death of a mouse.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Opinions, Opinions no good. October 5, 2014
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Everyone has opinions as to rights and what the government should be. If you take a look at history and now you will see that man does not know how to rule himself so I don't know why people keep putting trust in another person just to be let down. I don't vote so I can see both sides clearly. Guns are not the answer to the problem. Man is the problem not the guns. People keep coming up with more extreme actions to solve problems. Man does not know the way to love and peace. When the time is right they will come and take the guns away then what will you do? Like I said everyone has opinions but who has real solutions. Why not let the Bible define what is right or wrong especially when it comes to same sex marriage. Some truths spoken here but it is things we already know. Things that get debated everyday on the news stations.Everyone can see that Obama has no respect for the constitution and is taking this country down. If you have time for opinions and info you probably already know read this book. As far as the vision man don't even have the real vision because he is deceived.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading March 12, 2014
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I have read most of what is in here from the Bookworm Room Blog but it was all worth reading again. She has a wonderful command of language and her values are very commendable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Consistently interesting and perceptive March 10, 2014
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"Bookworm" has her eagle-eye on the country and she's a wonderful writer. If you like common sense, this is the book for you!
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I love words. When I made the political journey from knee-jerk Democrat/statist, to committed conservative/individualist, it was only logical that I would want to share that journey. The only problem a decade ago was that living in a solid Blue enclave meant sharing could be social suicide -- which is a problem for a soccer mom. I therefore turned to the internet created my beloved blog: The Bookworm Room.

At my blog, I write about anything that interests me. Politics, of course, tops the list, but I also cover education, social issues, entertainment, parenting, elder care, and whatever else sparks my mental circuits at any given moment.

What makes my blog a truly delightful place is the many blog friends I've made. They're all more intelligent and erudite than I, so I just have to get the ball rolling, and they keep running with it in wonderful comment threads. While we have conservativism in common, we're not the Borg. Instead, we're a collective of eclectic people with different knowledge bases and life experiences, coming together for a wonderful daily conversation.

If you like my books, please be sure to check out my blog, because that's where everything begins.

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