Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

  • by Michael Moore
  • Narrated by Arte Johnson
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The government has been seized by a ne'er-do-well rich boy and his elderly henchmen...Our great economic expansion is unraveling faster than a set of Firestones...Our water is poisoned, the ozone's in shreds, and the SUVs are advancing like a plague of locusts...
Remember when everything was looking up? When the government was running at a surplus, pollution was disappearing, peace was breaking out in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and the Bridge to the Twenty-First Century was strung with high-speed Internet cable and paved with 401K gold?
Well, so much for the future. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me and the best seller Downsize This!, now returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.
Whether he's calling for United Nations action to overthrow the Bush Family Junta, begging African-Americans to place "whites only" signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, or praying that Jesse Helms will get kissed by a man, Stupid White Men is Mike's Manifesto on Malfeasance and Mediocrity. Among his targets:


George W.: "'President' of the United States. The Thief-in-Chief. A trespasser on federal land, a squatter in the Oval Office."
Bill Clinton: "One of the best Republican presidents we've ever had."
The former Yugoslavia: "Bring back Marshall Tito! Nobody in America liked him much when he was alive, but now he looks like Lady Bird Johnson."
The idiot nation: "A friggin' stain on a blue dress. That's what captured our attention in the '90s - along with slow-moving Broncos, six-year-old strangled beauty queens, and Hugh Grant's dating habits."
Corporate America: "There is no recession, my friends: no downturn, no hard times. The rich are wallowing in loot - and now they want to make sure you don't come a-lookin' for your piece of the pie."

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What the Critics Say

"The latest appraisal of contemporary American society by a popular and iconoclastic commentator." (Booklist)
"As fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts as any right-wing best seller, as irreverent as The Onion, and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown." (Amazon.com)

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Right On!!!!!!!

It is too bad that the right wing wackos don't want to read this book. It decribes perfectly the way the election was stolen by a spoiled rich kid and the crooked way it was accomplished. It makes Presidet Clinton look like a choir boy. Left up to Bush and his cronies our country will become a giant oil field and mining country. He wlll make sure a hole is dug deep enough to bury all of the elderly, poor and helpless so his rich cronies will have something to brag about. Stupid White Men is a great title I just hope that another book doesn't have to follow called Stupid White Followers.
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- Wayne

Very funny -- well, not if you're a big fan of W

Book brings to light many of the atrocities surrounding the 2000 election. It also takes a good look at George W. Bush's cabinet and shows some forsight in discussing Trent Lott and Kenneth Lay. Very interesting read.
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- S. Ouellette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2002
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books