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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Creation House (February 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596844361
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596844360
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Todd Starnes is the host of FOX News & Commentary -- heard daily on the Fox News Radio network. Throughout his journalism career, Todd has covered a number of high profile stories -- taking him from Wall Street to the White House.

His website, www.toddstarnes.com, is read by more than two million people monthly.

He is also a frequent contributor to FOX Nation and FoxNews.com. He has made regular appearances on FOX & Friends and Hannity. His work is heard on hundreds of radio stations around the nation.

He's the author of two books. "They Popped My Hood and Found Gravy on the Dipstick" became a best-seller. The book was a collection of humorous and inspirational stories from his open heart surgery in 2004.

His second book, "Dispatches from Bitter America," will be released Feb. 1, 2012. The book is a collection of essays on the culture war and includes exclusive interviews with FOX News Channel's Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Paula Deen, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Amy Grant.

Todd is a frequent speaker - having delivered keynote addresses at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Jerry Jenkins Writing for the Soul Conference, the Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference and other events.

In his spare time, Todd is active in his church, plays golf, follows SEC football, and eats barbecue.

And he has a deep affinity for Chick-Fil-A and Cracker Barrel rocking chairs.

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This book brings up good issues in a humorous way.
G. Price
This book is a definite must read, even if you don't have any plans to go in for heart surgery soon.
W. Rogers
Todd also uses verses from the Bible to reinforce his stories.
R. Wayne Stacks

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By R. Wayne Stacks on April 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
Todd Starne's book is a scream! His style of writing is laced with great good humor, while wisdom and practical advise is mixed throughout. Todd also uses verses from the Bible to reinforce his stories. We watch him deal with a potential death sentence: a defective aortic valve; the beginning of a major weight loss program; the death of both his parents within a few years time; and preparation to run the New York Marathon. Although this sounds like a book of depressing events, Todd managers to bring a warmth and wit to the story. This is a fast read and one that make you wish there was more of the story when you reach the conclusion.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By DOCTOR WATSON on March 20, 2011
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THIS IS A VERY FUNNY BOOK THAT COVERS MANY LIFE AREAS IN A SHORT BOOK. ALONG WITH BEING FUNNY YOU WILL FIND TOUCHES OF SORROW, AS WELL AS LEARNING ABOUT ILL HEALTH AND IT'S POSSIBLE RESULTS. GOOD HEALTH AND THAT SECOND CHANCE THAT WE ALL LOOK FOR IN OUR LIFE. A REFRESHING VIEW OF CHRISTIANITY .A SEARCH FOR LOVE AND SO MUCH MORE IN A COMPACT BOOK. A GOOD READ FOR ALL.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Janet Massingill on April 4, 2009
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Todd Starnes'story is a down to earth account of how he is dealing with some serious issues in life. His Southern Baptist accounts will have you laughing at one moment and then crying at the next. However, his story is written to humorously encourage all readers. If dealing with heart problems or obesity, Todd has encouragement for you. If dealing with other issues in life, Todd's advice remains the same. Take one step at a time. Set realistic goals. And by all means, establish a support system which includes God, family, and friends.
I purchased 12 copies of this book for my friends and family, and have heard nothing but great reviews from them!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By W. Rogers on March 26, 2009
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This book was a fantastic read. As somebody who has survived heart surgery as well, I related quite easily with Todd's experiences. I went under the knife two years ago(almost) to have my mitral valve replaced. Todd tells his story in a humorous style that's easy to relate to, even if you haven't had heart surgery. I talked more in depth about this book on my person blog, The Reformed Fundamentalist. This book is a definite must read, even if you don't have any plans to go in for heart surgery soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By orene m blum on December 14, 2013
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Fabulous book...you laugh and you also really feel for Todd Starnes. He's the Will Rogers of our day! I want to read more books by him. I love to find a new favorite author....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary L. on October 2, 2013
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This was the second book by Todd Starnes that I have read and enjoyed. He makes a very serious condition funny and entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara O on September 23, 2013
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This book was funny, sad in some respects but overall very informative and very easy to read, Ya gotta get it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cindy M. Jones on June 23, 2010
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They Popped My Hood And Found Gravy On The Dipstick
by: Todd Starnes
[...]

Mr. Starnes is the same humorous light hearted guy in person as he comes across in his book.
I found myself transported back to my past of big Southern fried dinners, sweet potato pies and buttery rolls. I blushed remembering the harsh and cruel comments I had endured as an overweight youth. I applauded Mr. Starnes' challenged to Christian leadership on the subject of gluttony. After inhaling the book in one day, I thought about it for weeks. How ironic that I would be blessed to meet and hear Mr. Starnes speak, buy and read his book at a defining turning point of my own. His words were more than inspirational, they have become more like driving directions for my own future.
Thank you Mr. Stearns for sharing your life with a fellow Mississippian, writer and lover of sweet potato pie.

Favorite Passages:

"I'm not sure why things turned out the way they did for me. I don't have a clue, I know that it's part of God's master plan for my life, but honestly, I don't know where I'm going next week, much less next year. But I do know this: we are called as His children to believe, to step out in faith, and trust that God will guide our path."

Take Away Value:

Lyrics from, The Song of the Sparrow.
I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free, for his eyes is on the sparrow, I know he watches me.

"The only reason I survive these past two years is because my relationship with Jesus Christ."

Warnings:

Isn't that true for anything we survive. This book isn't for you if you don't want to make a change for the better in your own life.
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