Conservatize Me

  • by John Moe
  • Narrated by John Moe
  • 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would happen to a liberal's mind if he subsisted entirely on conservative media and rhetoric? That's what critically acclaimed political humorist, NPR commentator, and McSweeney's contributor John Moe sets out to learn in Conservatize Me. We always hear that everyone in America is firmly planted in red or blue, that they're permanently conservative or irreversibly liberal. But are we all really that locked into the left or the right?
John Moe, raised in a family of proud left-wingers and living in deeply liberal Seattle most of his life, sets out to determine if what we believe is based on environment or actual conviction. Moe puts himself on a strict conservative regimen: He resets his radio dial from NPR to Rush Limbaugh, goes head-to-head with some of today's most influential conservative thinkers for a series of "conversion sessions", and through it all tries to maintain a positive standing with his lefty wife and young but already liberal kids.
Conservatize Me will strike a powerful chord with millions of disgruntled Americans ready for a fresh, humorous, and highly entertaining look at our country's political landscape. Will Moe end up getting a Dick Cheney tattoo and swearing loyalty to the Christian Coalition? Will he get a Dennis Kucinich tattoo and dedicate his life to cooking vegan food at protest rallies? Listen and find out.

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Liberal Snark

Author uses the premise to coat an unpalatable pill of Liberal condescension and snark. Kept hoping for some redemption or insight, but alas there was none. I don't think the author made any serious effort to be open minded, nor did he come away with a single position altered by one iota. He started a liberal, bashes conservatism throughout, and comes out a liberal fully intact and utterly unmoved. A total waste of time unless you are a liberal looking to have all of your misconceptions validated.
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- Donald E Scott

Finally a balance

Finally someone from one side of the political spectrum tries to move the other way. I believe the majority of Americans find themselves in the middle, yet are convinced by the media that they have to be on one side or the other.
John Moe keeps you engrossed in his experiment. You laugh with him, feel his frustration, and experience his personal growth throughout the process.
4 stars for being creative, entertaining, and intelligent.
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- RyanAK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2006
  • Publisher: HarperAudio