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The Right Hook: From the Ring to the Culture War Hardcover – October 12, 2009


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  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Freedom Press Canada Inc.; 1st edition (October 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981276717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981276717
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,844,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simply stay away from this trash, unless you have some near-suicidal wish to pollute your mind.
CDMatthew
In said column the author politely points out that the entire content of this book is just republished old articles strung together to make a "book."
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According to Mr. Barber, when it's conservative Christian beliefs it's okay; when it's homosexuality it's NOT okay.
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123 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Brandy Spears on October 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Nothing new here. Just a collection of previously published columns. Why spend money on something you can get for free. Just the same garbage being recycled.
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145 of 164 people found the following review helpful By MATT DRUDGE on October 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is not a "new" book at all. It's just a compilation of the same writings Barber has been spewing for years, all of which you can read online and save yourself from wasting money on this garbage. Aside from his hateful rhetoric, Barber is woefully misinformed, bases his lies on proven falsehoods and to make matters worse is a pedestrian and amateur writer at best. There is nothing interesting, insightful or remotely new about the pablum regurgitated inside. Skip it and save yourself from wasting an hour of your life.
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2010
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This guy brings no credentials to the table. He's just a bigot who rants about how much he hates homosexuals. This is text-book repressed homosexuality at its best.
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111 of 127 people found the following review helpful By None Nosome on October 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Don't even bother buying this book. All it is is a collection of columns he already wrote and you can read online for free. Also, for all of you saying the book isn't available yet, you can buy it now as RightWingWatch proved yesterday. Also, if you go to that site it has the entire book available to read for free since all of the columns are free.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jake Foldger on January 9, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm very disappointed that I purchased this book instead of borrowing it from the library. I thought that I would be reading new material written by the author. It turns out that this is a compilation of articles that are easily obtained on the internet, at no cost to anyone. That being said, the text in this book shouldn't cost anyone anything. The saying 'you get what you pay for' is very true in this case, because you won't be getting anything worth reading. This book is poorly written and full of errors in logic. There are at least four instances where he represents his personal opinion as fact. There are several errors in spelling and grammar. The most striking thig about this book is Barber's obsession with homosexuality. It's very odd how he manages to connect virtually everything to it. Does the lady protest too much? It's certainly a possibility.

Overall, this book is nothing to get excited about. If you're a consertive looking for a good read, I'd stick to more established writers like Coulter. Even Glenn Beck's work would be a better choice. If you're a democrat/liberal looking for someone to "take down" look else where. With books like these, Barber is his own worst enemy.
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Upright Citizen on November 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book contains about 300 pages of Matt "Bam Bam" Barber's previously published essays on culture, primarily reflecting his single-minded fascination with homosexuality. His arguments might have held water, except that he contradicts himself at every step and takes hypocrisy to new heights.

For example, he argues virulently against ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act), which would add homosexuality to the list of reasons (along with race and religion) that people can't be fired. Polls consistently show that 85% of American support this legislation, including solid majorities even among Republicans and church-going Christians. That's because, despite their own feelings about homosexuality, most people agree that American citizens should have the right to do their job if they do it well, regardless of such things.

Mr. Barber feels differently. He feels that if an employer found out one of his or her employees is gay, he or she should be allowed to fire them on the spot--without any regard for their job performance--just because they don't like gays. This is interesting, given Mr. Barber's own employment history: he used to work for the insurance giant Allstate. He was fired after he published one of his many anti-gay articles. Allstate maintained that the firing was because Mr. Barber wrote the article on company equipment and company time. Mr. Barber says he did it on his own time and equipment and it was therefore no less than a violation of his Constitutional rights for the company to fire him for his beliefs. "I explained to Allstate that the article was a reflection of my personal Christian beliefs, and that I had every right to both write it and to have it published," Barber told the press. He eventually sued Allstate over the matter.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By K. Herald on January 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Yes, yes, Matt. We realize you need the money. Selling a print version of the same thing you have already published online is a great way to do that. I will say this about the book: you are consistent in your lunacy. You don't flip-flop. You display your ignorance and bigotry consistently across your columns. To those considering buying this book, I say go ahead. You've probably already made up your mind about Matt's silly ideas, so, in essence, what you are doing is simply allowing him to take your money. Who would I be to stop you? You might as well send him a donation while you are at it.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Paul S. Cilwa on November 10, 2009
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I bought this book because I was told this man is a Christian. But no follower of Jesus would write these transparent lies. --And badly! I had to return it.
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