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How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

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Welcome to the world of Ann Coulter. With her monumental bestsellers Treason, Slander, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Coulter has become the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual in years—and certainly the most controversial. Now, in
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Hardcover, 353 pages
Published October 5th 2004 by Crown Forum (first published January 1st 2004)
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AJ Griffin
Jul 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ann coulter
I hovered between giving this a "1 star" rating or a "5 star" rating; the moment of truth came when i let my cursor hover over the fifth star, at which point a little box informed me that five stars means "it was amazing."

And I think we can all agree Ms. Coulter is somewhat amazing.

I don't know why it is, but nothing stimulates my political tickle button like crazy right wing entertainers. Maybe it's some kind of ego thing, and I really just love Bill O'Reilley, Michael Savage, Coulter, etc. bec
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Katie Krumeich
Feb 15, 2009 rated it did not like it
Every time I read a positive review of this, or any one of Coulter's books, I start to cry. You think I'm kidding, don't you? I'm sure you think I'm just being glib. Let me assure you, I'm not being glib at all. Every time someone says that this hypocritical and bigoted idiot's points are 'sound,' or anything of the sort, I quite literally feel my eyes well up with tears, and am overcome with the urge to go back in time and bring Socrates or Cicero to America so he can argue down every flawed, h ...more
Richard Derus
Sep 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: scumbag
A Chattanooga (TN) librarian has been fired for burning this book. After being tasked with deaccessioning it due to publication date criteria (more than ten years old). Are his 1st Amendment rights being violated?

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Ken
Jun 02, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: masochism, fiction
Her nonsensical rantings are surprisingly easy to read, which probably speaks to the literacy of her audience.

Lies, contempt, nastiness, and a complete disregard for anything resembling humanity. Even Joe McCarthy would have been uncomfortable around this creature.
Nandakishore Varma
Jun 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-ever
The essence of being a liberal:

“The absolute conviction that there is one set of rules for you, and another, completely different set of rules for everyone else.”


Well, well. I thought that this was the essence of being Ann Coulter.
Erick
Jan 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this book is seriously funny! If you're a conservative, you'll laugh until you can't catch your breath! If you're a liberal, you'll probably set this book on fire and send hate mail to the author! Don't take this book too seriously. Many good points are made and she really nails the liberal thought process, which can be helpful in a heated debate but everything shoud be taken in moderation and "moderation" isn't one of her strong points! Just enjoy the ride and take some notes! :) ...more
Tamra
May 01, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: NO ONE
I saw this book on a library shelf and brought it home. I knew nothing about Ann Coulter, and I thought the book was something of a joke. You know, "Ha, ha, liberals are the worst people in the world. Now, seriously, getting down to business: let's discuss, in an academic and productive way, what makes a liberal tick." But no. It wasn't a joke. There was nothing productive about the book. She only used insults to appeal to the hatred inside people. I know someone else who used this tactic well.

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Traveller
Oct 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
In this book Ann Coulter mouths off against feminists, liberals, and whoever else depending on what she had for breakfast.
Devin Wallace
Dec 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
Ann Coulter truly outdoes herself in this ridiculous screed against a spectre of an opponent. She fails to grasp even the most basic tenets of either conservatism or liberalism (even dating back to inception within 17th century Europe) and instead replaces true definitions with her own, which of course, are outlandish and nothing more than pure propaganda. In her eyes, a liberal is someone who hates America, hates God, and hates applie pie. If Ann Coulter was ready to have a proper debate withou ...more
David Simonetti
Nov 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reads
The woman the left loves to hate gives them plenty of material in this book. Ann Coulter is provacative, funny and on point with respect to many issues. But because she can sometimes express her point of view in such biting tones, she takes a way from some of her substantive arguments. But instead of throwing pies at her or heckling her speeches, the left would be well advised to take her point of view and consider. She makes some very interesting and provocative points, but I guess the left doe ...more
Stephanie Bransom
May 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Most people won't agree with everything Ann Coulter has to say. In fact, most people would probably like to set her on fire. I can't say I agree. I enjoy Ann's writing, and politics included, I enjoy her commentary. She's controversial, she says mean things. I like her.

There is one article in here that wasn't printed in a women's journal, that I wish readers could disconnect from her political philosophy. The base of the argument was like attracts like, and if you think something is socially acc
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Mandy
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: politics
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Ye gods, why the ever loving fuck did I think reading this would be a good idea?

Full disclosure: I only read the first chapter. Maybe I'll come back and finish it someday, but for now I need to lie down and take a break from this.

I, quite frankly, wonder if Coulter actually believes the shit she wrote or if she was just trying to piss people off. Maybe it's both.

Let me share a few lovely gems (major sarcasm) that can be found in chapter 1.

If you can somehow force a liberal into a point-counterp
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Samrat
Oct 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
Couldn't take it. I like to keep up with "the other side", but her writing doesn't add anything substantive to the debate. Her criticisms of liberals are just dripping with dehumanizing condescension. I may think some Republicans are naive or callous or sometimes even dumb, but I think they deserve respect as human beings. She doesn't and doesn't care if you know it. And if that's what you want to read? All power to you. And if you want to pick up her rhetorical style? I guess we have nothing mo ...more
Ronda Panucci
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this high speed read book. If you are reading or listening to ANYTHING from Ann Couler...you better buckle in and hold on....and if you are a liberal..... well, you may just implode! Ms. Coulter has a gift of sarcasm that is not only fact backed but she sugar coats NOTHING. Love her or hate her...she is a force to be reckoned with. Quick note...some may need a dictionary or thesaurus close by when reading....
Tom Eldridge
May 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
I am neither liberal nor conservative, but...I would not put a dime in this whores pocket. Coulter is evil, she should be destroyed, the planet would be a nicer place without her ignorant presence on it.
And all this book is, is a collection of crappy pieces from the early 90's. Typical of this bitch to deceive people into thinking they were getting something new. Just a rehash of the same old hateful garbage, which wasn't particularly witty or entertaining to begin with.
Go to hell Ann, I am su
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Anna Kļaviņa
May 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Read for a laugh but after 1/4 I got bored.
The most unbelievable part is that Coulter's all serious. I've shelved this as humour but just as easily this book could be seen as horror.
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M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
I consider myself moderate, and know decent conservatives who are truly concerned about the state of affairs our government is in and want what is best for people without being religious bible-thumpers or the like.

Unfortunately, Ms. Coulter is not one of these sane conservatives. Some of the things that come out of her mouth just befuddle me. One thing that stuck in my mind is how she said that the best way to solve the problems in the Middle East is to force everyone there to convert to Christi
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Edward
Sep 12, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I get so angry when I read this book, but yet I have trouble putting it down after I start...

Ann Coulter has way of sucking you in, making her points clearly if not at times repetitively.

She smears Democrats/Liberals and some Republicans/Conserveratives with what she calls the "truth" that doesn't appear in major news outlets, but also makes strong arguments and somewhat shows how the mainstream media is biased by liberal inclinations.

One point she makes which I disagree with is that she is an e
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Melinda
Sep 22, 2007 rated it did not like it
Really, if you're going to give a book such an intriguing title, please don't just make it a compilation of old columns. With a title promising to teach the reader "how to talk to a liberal," if he or she must, this book is a huge disappointment when it's not even a guide. Nor does it redeem itself as a collection of outrageous Ann Coulter sayings. Instead, it's quite... boring. And I don't accept that from Ann Coulter. ...more
Paul Magnussen
Apr 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
“Coulter’s favorite target, hands down, is the New York Times, which she claims distorts the truth, ignores the facts or gets them wrong altogether.” (Publishers weekly)

One would not, on the face of it, expect Ann Coulter’s views to have much in common with Noam Chomsky’s, but this is only one of several delightful similarities I noticed while reading Ms. Coulter’s mind-stretching opus;

In a country becoming (so I’m told) increasingly politically polarised, it is clearly a major advantage to be a
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deLille
Apr 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: political
This book is probably quite dated by now, but this collection of articles she wrote in the year of the 2004 election campaign were just hysterical. I don't totally agree with Ann's politics, but she makes me laugh outloud, even when she is bashing my religion (Episcopalian) and political views (not as conservative as hers). I'd definitely buy another one of her books. ...more
James
Feb 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: sane people who want a good laugh...or crazy people looking for information
A collection of columns from the craziest bitch on the planet. This is such whacked out over the top right wing mindpuke that it cannot help but be entertaining. And the best part is reading it years after the columns were originally published so you can see first hand how drop dead wrong Ann is on just about every issue. To hear her explain what a great decision it was to go into Iraq and how the war is going "swimmingly" is both hysterical and personally satisfying. The best part is the new ch ...more
Brenda
Oct 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
My son bought this for me as a joke-one day, out of books to read, I actually picked it up thinking it might not be a bad idea to be able to trash her and her books after having actually read one. I expected to be either seriously angry or laugh-out-loud at her outrageous lies. What I didn't expect was to be so BORED that I couldn't get past the first 20 pages or so. The woman's a one note instrument and only the most pathetically uninformed couldn't see through her lies and misrepresentations. ...more
Billy Roper
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Admittedly, I do it every day (talk to liberals), because sometimes people who are already politically active and conscious are easier to reach than the majority who are confirmedly apolitical. But then again, sometimes it's just casting one's proverbial pearls before not-so-proverbial swine, if their agenda is driven more by an ethnic or other identity politics agenda rather than simply political ignorance and brainwashing. If you care to tilt at windmills, Ann gives you a selection of lances. ...more
Michelle r
Jun 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: libs
Coulter for President (after me of course). Kerri, don't cyber burn my books!! Whatev!! The woman says what she believes instead of beating around the politically correct bush. no one does that anymore, we're all too scared of offending someone. She is articulate and an amazing orator when you see her debate live. So even when I don't agree with some of her ideas, I am fascinated with her rhetoric. ...more
Regina Jacob
Sep 25, 2007 rated it it was ok
I didn't really like this book. Not just because I am a half-liberal myself, but because I think she writes a little irrationally--ironic considering she is bashing the "irrational, over emotional" liberal. It's entertaining if you want to read an opinionated journal of articles submitted over the years to various newspapers, but don't expect to learn much from it. ...more
Travis
Jan 22, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: that-crazy-woman
More of the same from Ann, disguised as a "how to" book, so people won't notice that it's the same old name calling, half truths, and pretense of serious political discussion.

I am amused by the idea that the voice of conservative America wears a leather halter top and mini skirt.
Says something about conservative america, but I'm afraid to over analyze it.
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Mark
Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
One of Ann's better books. She is polarizing and, in my personal opinion, a bit rude. I do recognize that it is part of her shtick to come off that way so I give her some slack there. She is hilarious in her delivery. I listened to the Audible version and recommend it as Ann does her own narration. ...more
Colleen
Feb 07, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-nonfiction
If she was trying to be funny, she succeeded only in being ridiculous, and a little scary. If she was trying to be serious, she needs to put more effort into her research and less into trying to be clever.
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Ann Coulter is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers — Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America (January 2009);If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (October, 2007); Godless: The Church of Liberalism (June 2006); How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)(October, 2004); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal ...more

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