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27 of 90 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
I know 10 year olds that think this book is stupid. Don't spend your money on this blitheringly idiotic, poorly written, and beyond worthless waste of good paper.
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36 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
Tell your kids to put down the video game controller, turn down the crap music, and turn off MTV... It's time for kid's to get some reality!
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48 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2005
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I thought this was an excellent book for children and adults. I purchased the book for my little sister. She enjoyed it, and it sparked a very thought probing conversation.

A+++++
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29 of 109 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
After failing to successfully argue (and rant and lie) his way against intelligent adults with whom he disagrees, O'Reilly has decided he now wants to influence tomorrow's leaders and parents with a lot of heavy-handed, patronizing, and scarily pitiful advice and "candor" from his own life. This guy doesn't even have the backbone to tell his listeners the truth about the corruption, lies, and bad decisions of the government he supported, but he thinks I should trust him to provide guidance for my kids' future?

The truth is, this guy is as out of touch as the Venus de Milo. While his attempt to "take on" cheaters and bullies and even unscrupulous advertisers may sound good to the nut jobs who take his show seriously, no kid with any self-respect at all is going to turn to a smarmy talk show host like him as a mentor for solving their challenges.

If you feel compelled to read this...just for the humorous irony, I'm assuming...at least buy a used version from one of the sources here. Don't give one more dime to this vicious, self-centered jerk.
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86 of 114 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As a college professor with 3 children and 5 grandchildren, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it heartily to parents wanting what's best for their children. A lot of the advice in this book might be considered "common sense" but really, it isn't all that common at all, considering the way many parents raise their children today (ways which, in my humble opinion, do much harm to their children's potential for future success).

If you have a child in high school or college, I highly recommend another book entitled "How to Ace Your Way Through College and Still Have a Life." It's the best college survival/success guide to come along in years, and like Mr. O'Reilly's book, shares smart, straightforward, sage advice.

Dr. Henry R. Toof

Cambridge, MA
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23 of 93 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
Future generations, savvy enough to know better, and with the benefit of hindsight will see this book for what it is: A testament to the vile and repugnant FOX News and it's extendend network of miscreants - and hopefelly, we'll all have a good laugh about it.

Because, really, what else is there to do but laugh?... I mean, The Factor for kids? Flummoxing beyond words.
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28 of 99 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This turgid volume of supposed straight arrow advice serves one useful purpose: as a perfect illustration of the Right's customary attitude of "Do as I say, not as I do". For people like Bill O'Reilly, the things THEY do wrong are ok because they are Republicans. When Democrats do the same thing, it's a different story.

O'Reilly's parents' generation saluted the flag, kept their noses clean, worked hard and went off obediently when Uncle Sam called. That all made sense then. Bill in this book evokes that simpler, straighter time in his admonitions to the young. Problem is, he talks the talk and doesn't walk the walk. So who can have any respect for him?
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65 of 93 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2005
Format: Paperback
I found the book interesting and informative.

I hope everyone realizes that any book review by anyone that makes personal attacks on the author should be disregarded entirely.
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20 of 93 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
As if his book for adults wasn't bad enough. I saw this in the bookstore and looked through it...garbage! I pity the poor child who gets this for their birthday. O'Reilly should stay out of children's literature, or better yet, literature in general.
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49 of 75 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2005
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I bought this book not for my kids but for me. I wanted to see what I should have been taught while growing up. As it turns out, my parents missed the boat. Where was this book 45 years ago? I particularly like the part on bullying. Especially the advice that Bill's dad would have given to Bill :)

Michael Naylor
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