Jim Hightower is a political spark plug who has spent 25 years battling Washington and Wall Street on behalf of working families, consumers, environmentalists, small businesses and just plain folk. He confesses that he has been a practicing politician, serving two terms as Texas' elected agriculture commisioner. In addition to his popular radio broadcasts, his speechifying and all-around agitating, he publishes the biweekly political newsletter The Hightower Lowdown. His previous bestseller was There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos.
Jim Hightower's style of writing makes for an easy read on what goes on in politics that we all need to be aware of.Published 12 months ago by Brewski
Ordered this book for my college class and it was pretty good. It wasn't the best piece of literature but it got me a good grade in my class and that's all that matters to me.Published on August 8, 2013 by Bruno Guzman
Nuff said. I'm a Southerner (not quite as far south as he is), but plainspeak is plainspeak and I'd classifiy him as a 21st century Mark Twain . . .Published on January 14, 2013 by George W. Capehart
Agree or disagree, this book takes you through all the madness of politics since the rise of Clinton - yes, Clinton. Read morePublished on January 3, 2006 by Omar Y.
In this book, Hightower mainly goes over corporate greed and how our politicians will cut social programs (that especially effect the elderly and poor), but will keep increasing... Read morePublished on April 28, 2005 by Gen Res
Nobody is safe from the sharpened teeth and wit of this political watchdog, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Read morePublished on September 17, 2004 by Schtinky
hightower is absolutely hilarious. Being from Austin, Texas, this book is even more incredible to hear the tales again of what goes on here, but from a more truthful perspective... Read morePublished on August 21, 2003
I read this book in less than a week while attending school at night and working during the day. That's how good it is. Read morePublished on January 28, 2003 by "nukemind"
Jim Hightower is just AMAZING. YOu must read this book. Jim talks about the environment, about the wage gap, about corporizations taking over schools and even about the... Read morePublished on June 15, 2002 by "veggiewrap001"