- File Size: 321 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009CAV210
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
I Am a Liberal: A Conservative's Guide to Dealing With Nature's Most Irritating Mistake Kindle Edition
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If you're looking at this book, you've almost certainly come across Mr. Schlichter on Twitter. If you enjoy his posts there, you'll like "I Am a Liberal", which expands on some familiar themes while opening a few new fronts in the War on Socialism. Hey, it's a 4/5 star review; I clearly enjoyed it. Buy the book. It'll make you a more #caring human being.
Now, let the nit-picking commence.
I admit I was hoping for a bit more Ann Coulter, and a bit less Rodney Dangerfield, than what I found. In other words, more of the sort of article Mr. Schlichter posts on the Breitbart website - those tend to be rather good. Unfortunately, you can see the Lawyer's legal briefs and the Colonel's reports come out in occasional runs of choppy prose, while the stand-up comedian dominates the pages and pages of Twitter-style one-liners. The tweets are often fun, but at times feel like filler when coming down from a particularly well-argued chapter. It hurts the flow, and I find myself flipping through tweets to get to the next chapter. Alternatively, a single favorite tweet might make a great subtitle for each chapter. It'd be a more effective way to tie the Twitter audience into a larger effort than pages of familiar, but out-of-place, tweets. (Kurt - that idea's free)
I think Kurt Schlichter has in him the potential to start writing Conservative must-reads; he just needs to transition from Twitter Airborne into Literary Operator. Developing enough confidence and capability as a writer to leave the one-liners behind and write a full-throated novel will take him there.
The book is great, and makes a good antidote to the MMFA-led bias factory. Give this book to your fellow liberals, and show them that you are indeed #caring.
So I worked my way through the first couple of chapters, frankly more interested in the Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy and the hand-rolled Fuente Gran Reserva I was enjoying than in the text.
And then Schlichter reached through the ether and grabbed me by the mental short ones. Conservatives like to argue based on valid logic and avoidance of fallacies "with latin names," he said. But that's the wrong way to go. From Chapter 3:
"Political arguments don't work like that in America right now. They probably never have.
And go for your opponent's throat."
The rest of Chapter 3 describes Kurt's method of dealing with the online left. That sets the tone for the entire book, a glorious description of the lunacy of liberalism and what you can do to stop it. It's a fun read, and if I learned stuff after 25 years watching liberals online, you probably will, as well. I highly recommend this book to anyone who interacts in online politics -- especially if you've been at it a while and think you know what you're doing.
Hey! @KurtSchlichter ! I've reviewed BOTH your books! [...]
It is funnier than the first and worth every penny. I am not saying that just because I'm mentioned in there, either.
I'm saying it because, if Kurt sells enough copies, he'll buy me a beer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LMFAO! A great and funny perspective on a warped and laughable ideology.Published 9 months ago by Big Cheese
Funny book that had some great stuff to throw at liberals, but the tweets got a bit repetitive.Published on August 4, 2014 by John
As conservatives, we sometimes have a hard time describing a liberal's belief system, because it's like nailing jello to a wall. It just moves around too much. Read morePublished on July 9, 2014 by Tamara Gibson
The author has some pretty good one liners, but to string them together and call it a book? These appear to be mostly twitter feeds. Read morePublished on May 6, 2014 by SHOOTER44
I thought it was funny and informational. My first ebook purchase. I follow Kurt on Twitter and love his take on liberals. Looking forward to more.Published on February 2, 2014 by Cheri Hins
Worth the read, but it didn't really expand the topic. Lots of duplication and rehashing. I can't think of 5 more words to say.Published on January 16, 2014 by dazed&confused
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