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- Listening Length: 3 hours and 50 minutes
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- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: November 26, 2001
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00005UEUJ
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Published soon after the attacks on the World Trade Center, it often seemed that Matthews rushed this book to the presses with a few obvious grammatical errors that editors missed. In short, this book seems like a weak attempt to make a buck for Matthews. The book is listed by publishers as 256 pages, but it only goes to page 215, and the first chapter doesn't start until page 19! Additionally, a title page between each chapter knocks an another 20 pages off the book. In the end, the actual 175-page (or less) book lacks substance and appears more like fluff.
My favorite two parts of the book actually were quotes/commentary of other men.
1) "All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." T.E.Read more ›
He uses lines from popular movies, like "Maltese Falcon" and "The Wild Bunch". He remembers where he was when JFK and RFK were shot. He shows that he is a real boomer. He adopts his father's Republican admiration of Eisenhower, becomes enthralled by JFK's Catholicism and magnetic personality, dips his toe in the Goldwater pool (along with Hillary Clinton, he explains), joins the Peace Corps, comes back to Washington and eventually becomes an assistant to liberal congressman (capped off with Tip O'Neill), all before he launches his media career. I'm not sure that this makes him the "journalist" he describes himself to be, more likely he relishes the role of "entertainment", a charge he gladly accepts.
His thoughts on family, on knocking on doors (to get a seat at the table), and Jesuit education are most interesting and saved for last. But I was disappointed. After about two hours of reading, "Really think" ended and came up short.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
With insightful views into current history, it's a well written commentary on what makes America, well, America.Published 20 days ago by Amanda F Stegman
A must read for any Chris Matthews Hardball fan. Even if you are not a fan you can see he really believes in America and the American dream.Published 11 months ago by Michael
Fun book to read from one of the top political minds of today.Published 19 months ago by Dr. Wilson Trivino
I have watched Chris since he had a 15 minute program back when he first started. I don't always agree with him, but I hate to have to miss him. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joan L. Draper
I have read all of Chris Matthews books and really enjoy them. This one is probably my least favorite but it is still a great book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bookworm
Excellent book. I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed Hardball. Entertaining, Informative and helpful to anyone considering some form of politics as a career.Published on June 19, 2007 by Eric Fenske
I found this book last week at a discount outlet; Given that I am a very big Chris Matthews-Hardball fan, I thought that I should read it (Note: I TiVo every episode of Hardball;... Read morePublished on July 1, 2005 by Nathan A. Gordon
After reading this book, I understand why Chris Matthews' show is on at 6:30 a.m. instead of 9:30 or even 10:30. His glory days of "hardball' are over, thank God. Read morePublished on March 13, 2005 by Betty Burks