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“[O'Reilly] is the real McCoy. He's the best reporter I've seen in years…He's smart, well-read, has good values…and he is fearless in picking targets.”
—Newsday


Bill O'Reilly is even madder today than when he wrote his last book, The O'Reilly Factor, and his fans love him even more. He's mad because things have gone from bad to worse in politics, in Hollywood, in every socia
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Paperback, First Trade Paperback Edition, 190 pages
Published 2003 by Broadway Books (first published 2001)
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merryxmas
Jun 26, 2007 merryxmas rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: simpletons
This book is a joke. It's just transcriptions of past shows with a few pages of him boasting about his mad skillz.

Here's a summary:


Bill - LOUD NOISES!!!!!

Guest - MORE LOUD NOISES!!!!!!!!!


Hi, I'm Bill. I won that argument so I wrote a book about it to prove it to you. Thanks for wasting your time reading this. No, you can't have your 10 minutes back.



The End



gah
Malea
Feb 04, 2012 Malea rated it did not like it
I don't know what even possessed me to try this book...I think I lost brain cells as a result of this one. What in the world was I thinking? Oh, wait, I must not have been...thinking, that is...
Kym Andrew Robinson
Dec 16, 2014 Kym Andrew Robinson rated it did not like it
Like most books written by celebrities or those who are deemed 'personalities' this book is a self serving soap box of self important rants. It follows along similar lines that you would find in O'Rileys show which at times seems rationale and reasonable only to come crashing down into a chaotic heap of egotistical lead inconsistencies which show just how limited O'Rileys principles are.

Over the years big Bill has been considered a champion of Right wing or conservative values. The American poli
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Tarin Allen
Nov 05, 2007 Tarin Allen rated it did not like it
I've been going through a phase where I want to read what the "other side" has to say in hopes of better understanding their rhetoric. It's not working. All this book did was to turn my stomach and make me wonder at the warped nature of those who buy this crap (for the record, I got the book at the library).
Wendy
Jan 16, 2015 Wendy rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction
I find this man to be rude and off-putting. But to be fair I picked up this book because perhaps it was just his brusque manner, and not his actual ideas, that I found offensive. But nope; it's just him. Regardless of the medium in which he's presented, he's just a jerk.
Paul
Nov 11, 2007 Paul rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: conservatives who don't have a job
Conservatives good...liberals bad...watch my show...hand me the "falafel thing "
Kevin Kirkhoff
Jul 05, 2010 Kevin Kirkhoff rated it liked it
Shelves: societal
Very easy to read. If you like Bill O'Reilly, you'll love this book. Each chapter is it's own topic. He provides interviews he's had with some fairly powerful people, after which he discusses the conversation and adds his "opinion" on the topic.

Like I mentioned about his other book, I don't agree with all his positions, but O'Reilly provides good arguments. That's all he wants from his guests. Answer questions with facts, no spin. Let the viewer decide.
Among the people featured in the book are A
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Rachelshaffer
May 19, 2012 Rachelshaffer is currently reading it
Throughout his book The No Spin Zone, Bill O’Reilly discusses several political issues and explores both sides of the controversy by providing commentary from an opposing character, and qualifying their beliefs with his to expose his view of the truth. First, O’Reilly explores his belief that “the welfare of a child means less today because of the promotion and acceptance of certain so-called special interests” which can promote inhumane behavior, and yet still exist due to first amendment righ ...more
Jennifer
Apr 24, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Of course I was a big fan of O'Reilly before I read this book, but now I respect him even more. I really enjoyed how the writing was broken into sections, each with their own opponent. If only I could learn to speak my mind like Bill without fear of what others would think. I love his straight forward approach and no nonsense attitude.
Melinda Thomas
Jun 20, 2015 Melinda Thomas rated it did not like it
Shelves: hornswoggle
No spin? Are you KIDDING? Not only are the interviews spinning wildly, in his introductions to each one he makes it quite clear he's decided on the direction of the interview before he even begins.

I couldn't finish this.
Tanya Garrett
Jan 21, 2014 Tanya Garrett rated it really liked it
Typical O'Reilly... Out there and overly honest. No ties to the right or left.
Berbs
Oct 14, 2012 Berbs rated it did not like it
I have never been too sure how anyone takes this guy seriously.
Christina
Jun 13, 2008 Christina rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction
Horrible. I don't know why I bothered.
Jan
Jul 31, 2014 Jan rated it it was ok
Shelves: politics
One sided.
Ben
Apr 04, 2011 Ben rated it it was amazing
Overall this is a terrific book. The stylistic elements and the structure of the book are very unique and exceptionally enthralling to the reader. Below is a description of one of my favorite sections of the book along with an analysis Bill O'Reilly's style.

One of my favorite chapters was one titled "You Kidding Me" where Bill interviewed Floyd Abrams, a prominent First Amendment attorney. Granted, this was not one of the larger debates with a live audience numbering in the thousands or with the
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Robbie
Jun 18, 2010 Robbie rated it it was amazing
While a bit more on the political side, The No Spin Zone turned out to be enjoyable and informative. As one who participates in Speech/Debate, I'm addicted to knowing about current events. Although the No Spin Zone was published in 2001, before 9/11, I found many if not all of the topics to still be up-to-date. For example, Bill O'Reilly covers music media's effect on children, such as how bad lyrics in songs can potentially damage children, as well as obscenity on TV. He talks about Capital Pun ...more
Han Lee
Jun 06, 2016 Han Lee rated it it was amazing
Direct and to the point with audacity, the No Spin Zone is another nugget of O'Reilly's work.
The book conveys strong voice of justice, the roaring of Phoenix rising from the ashes of forgotten battles of ideologues. Albeit his journalistic interviews and writing styles were often criticized as bombastic, it only seems to me a natural reflection of his sureness of his belief and courage to speak the truth, resulting in pungency and persuasion. Fearlessly challenging anyone from outside of No Spi
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Ed
Jan 23, 2008 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bill O'Reilly is the champion of No Spin. Most people think he is a far right conservative, but he is a true Independent, crossing from right to left on many issues. For instance he is for de-criminalizing Marijuana, and against the death penalty.

Bill goes into depth on many of our well though of leaders that you probably think are above-board, honest, and caring, but in fact are using their immense power for their own ill gotten gains.

Bill reads this unabridged audio book, and is a great read
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Lisa
May 14, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
Shelves: nonfiction
I just finished listening to the audio book after reading this more than 3 years ago. It made me realize how right O'Reilly is--especially in light of where we are today! Please read this book! People are all asleep as political figures and others rip us off! Wake up! It's not a Republican or Democrat thing--we are getting used at every turn!
Politicians and other public figures try to put on a good public face and talk the talk, but they are out for themselves. Bill stops the spin!
Read this book
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Laura
Apr 08, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
Quick, easy read. Each chapter is a different topic. Bill O'Reilly discusses interviews he's had with various people, after which he goes through his opinion on the subject and draws out each side to the topic. The book makes you think and form your own opinions ... something I really like in a book. I really enojoyed some of the interviews and his commentary on those who won't enter the "no spin zone".
Emily
Jul 07, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
A very interesting read. O'Reilly shares different view points on various pressing issues in our country. A good read if you are open minded and willing to listen to opinions different than your own. If you're not an O'Reilly fan, get over it; pick this book up and learn a little bit more about Bill, the American government, scams, and controversies within our society.
Kevin Maguire
Sep 11, 2012 Kevin Maguire rated it it was ok
The first and only O'Reilly book I've read. The book was on the thin side to begin with, so the $20 price tag was a bit much already. Then I get home and start reading and find out it's also double spaced. I felt he ripped me off so I've never bought another book of his. Never will. That's why I only gave two stars. I don't like thieves.
Jim Serger
Jul 13, 2014 Jim Serger rated it it was amazing
Bills book is a coverage of episodes of his nightly talk show--it is just him talking about people he has interviewed over the years. Good book if you are new to his "no spin" take --the end of the book nails where Mr. O'Reilly comes from. Excellent book for people wanting to catch a glimpse of what Bill does on his show.
Danny
Jul 09, 2015 Danny added it
Shelves: 2015
I found this book to be highly entertaining. And to those who can't stand to read O'Reilly's work (or watch his program) due to his tendency to engage in some less-than-humble discussions and statements, I say that it makes it all the more entertaining, as it is an uncommon attribute of most writers.
Jon
Jul 02, 2012 Jon rated it it was amazing
I thought it was great. Being someone who does not have strong political views I was intrigued and not to say that I have come out one way or the other because of this book, but it has given me a good perspective on a lot of situations. I kind of want to watch the show now.
Naomi
Sep 02, 2011 Naomi rated it it was ok
For someone who says on his show that he doesn't like bloviating, that is all that this book was! There were some interesting points (thus the two stars) in the book but they were way too clouded over with his rants and ramblings!
Chandler
Aug 10, 2011 Chandler rated it liked it
Typical O'Reilly, straight to the point and brutally honest at times, but good points are made throughout. Informative in places and an easy, quick read, though I felt like this focused way too much on show transcripts.
Mdp411
Good stuff that will make liberals cringe. Those who are unsure where they stand will sit up and take notice and conservatives can breathe a sigh of relief that someone is looking out for them.
Alex
Feb 13, 2016 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, politics
Quintessential O'Reilly. By no means a balanced look at issues, though he claims it is. His attacks on high taxes and Jesse Jackson's extortion tactics are particularly entertaining.
Justin
Jul 28, 2011 Justin added it
Good book and a easy read, however he is a wishy washy, opinionated bugger who seems like he would side with the common man but really doesnt know his head from a hole in the wall!!!
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Bill O'Reilly is an American television/radio host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the cable news program The O'Reilly Factor. Prior to hosting The O'Reilly Factor, he served as anchor of the entertainment program, Inside Edition.

O'Reilly also hosts The Radio Factor, a radio program syndicated by Westwood One, and he has written seven books.

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