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Hollywood Hypocrites

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  171 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Obama Zombies comes asharp and humorous critique of the Hollywood left.


Are you sick of self-important celebrities preaching against “global warming,” yet flying private planes to their countless homes? Fed up with lectures about charity and philanthropy from miserly rockers who w
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Threshold Editions
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Mar 16, 2012 Patrick rated it it was amazing
I'd give this book 100 stars if I could. Quick, fun read exposing the Hollywood nitwits for what they are. If listening I annoying celebrities tell you how to live your life only to do the exact opposite gets on you nerves this book is for you. It amazes me how the Hollywood elite preaches about the dangers of global warming while riding on their private jets or cutting down trees to build tennis courts in their backyard. How about the way they talk about the rich not paying enough in taxes yet ...more
Mar 12, 2012 Diana rated it it was amazing
I'm looking forward to reading this book, because I'm tired of the hypocrisy.
Jun 29, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Mattera told his readers that reading this book would "...piss you off." It did, but it also made me laugh. I've always seen most celebrities as hypocritical, but examples - such as Leonardo DiCaprio lecturing the ignorant commoners about our carbon footprints, then driving away in a fleet of suv's to the airport & taking a private jet to one of his several homes - is only the tip of the iceberg! Mattera manages to cushion the blow a bit with his humor & wit. So I was educated and entert ...more
Frank Butry
Oct 11, 2012 Frank Butry rated it really liked it
Typical of the so called royalty here in the USA, most actors have no clue of the real world, and are the biggest hypocrites in the world, this book bares all, and the best has got to be the pages on Barbara Streisand.
Dec 13, 2014 Liz rated it liked it
Don't read this if you wish to have your favorite hollywood actors/celebrities put under the same microscope normally used for colorectal screenings. I like Bono, but after reading this I think he's a bit of an ass-hat. While Mattera's bold writing style seems to suggest he's "blowing the lid" off of whatever he's choosing to write about, most of this information is pretty well known and not a huge shock to me. News alert: Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin are liberals!! Clutch my pearls!
Steven Shroyer
Oct 17, 2012 Steven Shroyer rated it it was amazing
This book is brutal and scathing. Mattera pulls no punches taking on the left wing's celebrity mouthpieces and doing so in a way that is also hilariously funny. Mattera's writing style may not be for all tastes but I enjoy it because it is the style of an author who is genuinely pissed off and it comes through in every word of this book.

Get this book and give it a spin, you may end up thinking differently. Oh by the way F**K DAVID GEFFIN!!!!!!!
Apr 23, 2012 Kdesoto rated it liked it
I thought this book was interesting. Some language. Amazing the lifestyles people live and then act differently. Like owning acres of acres of land and not having to pay many taxes because you have someone keeping bees on it so you are a farmer. (that was a badly worded sentence) Those are the people that really like President Obama and have the money to back him up.
Judie Hatton
Sep 19, 2012 Judie Hatton rated it really liked it
Great facts and lots of humor. It is interestng that these people find tax loop holes and then turn around and tellt the rest of us that we need to assist and pay more. These people also preach to me about saving the environment and then get in their jets. Luckily Mattera adds humor, otherwise it would have been so frustrating to read.
Jeanne Morigeau
Mar 17, 2012 Jeanne Morigeau rated it really liked it
Shelves: personal
My favorite point in this book is that if you let a celebrity know they are a liability to their preachy cause, they will shut up and disappear.

I remember a long time ago several celebrities were bad mouthing teachers until somebody pointed out they were all high school dropouts. That shut them up!
Miriam Brown
Jan 09, 2014 Miriam Brown rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought Provoking!

Enjoyed the style used to point out how the Hollywood Hypocrites push for the majority to donate until you've nothing left to give while the HH's look for ways to hide and protect what is theirs. Unbelievable, disgusting and outrageous!

May 14, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-nonfiction
Very well documented and with an easy to read style. I really did appreciate all the sources in the back of the book so if I thought something was out of context I could go and find the quote to check it out.
Robert Glover
Aug 18, 2014 Robert Glover rated it liked it
This is the second book of Jason Mattera's I've read and both are interesting (the other being "Obama Zombies"). Keep in mind that he's not just criticizing Hollywood, but rather the hypocrisy of specific individuals in the entertainment industry. From singers espousing the working class and big government who skip out of paying taxes to anti-gun, anti-violent rappers and actors who want to literally beat sense into conservatives, to racists who masquerade as high-minded, equality-conscious "pro ...more
Aug 24, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Loved it. Mattera provides facts and humor. Made me laugh out loud througout the book.
May 31, 2012 Dachokie rated it liked it
Shelves: politics
Salient Points Drown in Sea of Sarcasm ...

Jason Mattera has proven himself to be a talented leader among young conservative pundits regardless of whether one agrees with his point-of-view. While his first book "Obama Zombies" came across as both fresh, witty and well-sourced, his follow-up book, HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES, is somewhat of a letdown.

HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES does effectively hammer home the "do as I say, not as I do" message that so many celebrities use to sucker their legions of adoring fa
Gary Braham
May 06, 2012 Gary Braham rated it did not like it
I am only few the first few chapters of the book, and already need to write something as a review. My review could range from anywhere between 1-3 stars. The content is pretty good, but the style is so over the top, it almost makes the book unreadable. He seems to be going for Ann Coulter style, but on steroids. It's like a bad impersonation of what liberals think right wing talk radio sounds like. I've found the style to be very jarring, especially right after reading "Primetime Propaganda" whi ...more
Arwen Bicknell
Oct 06, 2015 Arwen Bicknell rated it liked it
What you get is exactly what you'd expect with a title like this. It was interesting, and I think he actually makes some good points (i.e., asking why celebrities who clamor for higher taxes on the rich still look for shelters and claim deductions on their own rather lofty incomes). I think I might be too old for this one, though; the writing style is such that my inner audiobook was in Jeff Spicoli's voice, and that got little tiresome.
Mar 13, 2013 Daniel rated it really liked it
Don't get me wrong. Hollywood being so hyperbolic about everything opinionated is all so thoroughly entertaining to me. It is, however, seemingly just not too sensible or practical. And it can certainly be viewed as overtly preachy or slightly condescending.

But I can't have it both ways either.

I live in the greatest country in the world because my country has Hollywood, and, to a lesser extent, because the headquarters of the UN and off-Broadway are also located within the US of A.
Jun 02, 2012 Beth rated it liked it
No real surprises and it is a bit of a rant. This listing of who's who in the Hollywood do as I say not as I do world. He does make a good point about tax policy. If you are a wealthy person who honestly thinks that wealthy people need to pay more in taxes than byvall means do so.
Attn Dept G Bureau of the Public Debt P. O. Box 2188 Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188
Any person whobwants to send extra money to the US Government can just use the above address.
Lana Glover
Jul 01, 2014 Lana Glover rated it really liked it
The hypocrisy of the Hollywood "elite" is astounding. How do they live with themselves? This book points out many of the worst offenders and will definitely make you rethink about how you spend your entertainment dollars. I don't want to waste another cent on these jerks.
Aug 16, 2012 Vicki rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, political
This book did get me angry reading about all the usual suspects and their liberal hypocrisy. I thought the author went over the top, however, in trying to be snarky and clever. A little of that goes a long way and you start looking like you're trying too hard.
Aug 01, 2012 Rebekah rated it really liked it
If he hadn't called names so much, I would have given this 5 stars. I get that it's part of his schtick, but the facts speak for themselves; he didn't need to be quite so inflammatory. If you can get over that part of things, this is an interesting and quick read.
Jun 10, 2012 Beth rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Interesting look at the hypocrisy of those trying to tell others how they should live their life as they do the exact thing they tell you not to do. Eye opening at times, but could have been written more objectively with just the facts laid out.
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 10, 2013 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
Shelves: political
The author lambasts Hollywood and media types for what he perceives to be hypocritical actions. He says that they feel certain rights should be denied the average citizen while they keep them for themselves and take public money.
Jun 14, 2012 Elyse rated it it was ok
It was fascinating to hear how some famous people live, but I didn't like the authors tone when writing about it. He called names and was condescending, but the facts that he cited were disturbing.
May 09, 2012 Annie rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
The author is a little toooo right wing for my liking, but I always love to read about the absurdity of celebrities.
Cara Ellison
Apr 24, 2012 Cara Ellison rated it it was ok
Rather tepid recounting of Liberal hypocrisy. Not terrible, but just not something that gripped me.
Mar 30, 2012 John rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1non-fiction, box6
Interesting book - putting in one place all the info that's available. Fun read, but not earth shattering.
Yvonne O'connor
Jan 21, 2013 Yvonne O'connor rated it really liked it
Whiny at times, but certainly skewers the leftist hollywood for their many hypocritcal ways.
Mar 18, 2012 Alice rated it liked it
Nothing new or noteworthy that has not already been published on news or websites.
Jun 06, 2012 Taylor rated it liked it
I appreciate the sarcasm in this book very much.
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Jason Mattera is a New York Times bestselling author and the youngest editor of a national periodical, Human Events.

In 2010, Mattera’s debut book, Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation, landed at #14 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Mattera has appeared on virtually every major talk radio and television program, including: The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Fox & Fr
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