Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers, and more than his share of enemies, by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments.
Medved enters today's ideological fray armed with experience as, among many other things, a campaign aide for radical Democrats, a minority recruiter for police departments, a Hollywood screenwriter, a Bobby Kennedy volunteer, a teacher at religious schools, a world-champion hitchhiker, an expert on bad movies, and a veteran TV host on PBS and a British network who declines to own a TV himself.
Medved relishes the contradictions behind the high-profile controversies in which he's played a leading role, as a prominent movie reviewer who attacked the film industry in a best-selling book, as an observant Jew whose radio show is a favorite with evangelical Christians, as a writer once designated the "Bard of the Baby Boomers" who now expresses contempt for his generation's arrogant indulgence, and as a fearless battler who has sought advice from both Rush Limbaugh and Hillary Clinton and has given advice to both Mel Gibson and Barbra Streisand.
Right Turns displays the slashing argument and disarming wit that have made Medved's radio program America's number one show on politics and pop culture.
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