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[books] Shitty Book Comprehensive #3

TARGET: How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)

BY: Satan (aka Ann Coulter)

PREMISE: This forceful, sarcastic, and often hilarious book offers tips on arguing with liberals, which include the following: don't be defensive, always outrage the enemy, and never apologize to, compliment, or show graciousness to a Democrat. Welcome to the world according to Ann Coulter. Ever combative, Coulter is unafraid to court controversy or confront her detractors head-on, whether they are mainstream journalists and talk-show hosts who have misquoted her without apology or "weak and frightened conservatives" craving liberal approval. Though the writing is often over-the-top, the book if full of one-liners that will delight conservatives, such as "the best way to convert liberals is to have them move out of their parents' home, get a job, and start paying taxes." But there is more here than just insults and countless jabs at Bill Clinton, and even her most devoted readers will find much new material in the book. Largely a collection of her syndicated columns from the past decade, How to Talk to a Liberal also includes columns that were never released or were rejected by editors--in Coulter's words, "what you could have read if you lived in a free country."

SURVEY SAYS:

“like listening to the ranting of an angry drunk who keeps making the same half-logical points over and over.” - Starry Vere

“Its all downhill from the cover photo with the leather tank top. She has gone way beyond the bounds of political comment into bizarre self parody.” - Outraged Republican

“The difference between Ann Coulter and her opponents on the left (Al Franken, Molly Ivins, Jim Hightower) is that they make it clear where the line is between fact and satire. Coulter makes no such distinction.” - William S. Harnsberger

“I guess I'm a liberal if only because the right wing of the GOP has become a bastion of deceitful, proto-fascist nutcases. And among this pantheon of Flat-Earther's Anne Coulter has become the reigning queen.” - Stuart Winer

“Ann does what Ann always does - puts out very little effort to make a buck. The more famous she becomes the more vapid her writing.” – proudly conservative

“Coulter is sorta like a Madonna wannabe of books, but with a huge hairy adams apple.” Diva Dome

“When you read this book, replace the word "liberal" with "jew". Sound familiar?” – Cal

“I have NEVER read a book that's so full of venom, hate, spite, condescension, and utter intolerance of someone else's opinion. Coulter has to be, unquestionably, the most self-centered woman on the planet.” – Ron Sullivan

“Another Putrid Fart from the Far Right's Favorite Tart” – Nick Tropiano

SCORE: Off the charts. I wouldn’t even shit on this book.

BONUS MATERIAL: According to a reader named Patrick:

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This is a comment made by our dear Ms. Coulter last year. Discerning readers can judge for themselves:

"Soldiers are just cowards with their backs against the wall. The lowest IQ men in our society, those incapable of normal careers enlist. Their choice in life; prison or the military. Some will have to die in the support of our cause."-- Ann Coulter, Intervention Magazine, 11/06/03
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I couldn’t find it but I did find the following article on her: http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=666. (I posted the real url because it ends with “666”? Anyone think that’s just a coincidence? I don’t.)

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