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An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
by Glenn Beck
by Glenn Beck
May 09, 10
Read from May 05 to 09, 2010
Interesting ideas, lousy presentation. In some chapters, Beck gives you great information ("Global Warming" and "Opinion Polls" are two such good ones), but a few of them are just inane ("Choosing the Right Movie" and "Parenting," for example). Beck's laid-back writing style will be considered a breath of fresh air by people who don't like to read, and overly lazy and simpistic by people who do. The big problem for me, though, is that I just don't care much for Beck's sense of humor here. Calling telephones "ringy-dingy thingy-whingies" may be funny if Michael Scott does it on The Office, but that's about it. I would guess that roughly one-third of the book is composed of bad jokes. To make matters worse, I listened to the CD and had to suffer through Beck's "funny" voices in addition to the bad joke-telling. Also, don't expect much from Beck's "Real Solutions"--they usually amount to little more than basic common sense. Still, there were some good things I got out of it, so I can't really call it a bad book. I just prefer his less jokey material, like Common Sense.
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