The Joy of Hate

  • by Greg Gutfeld
  • Narrated by Steve Kramer
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture.
Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals use the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense.
The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on- - replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example:

The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it.
The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall Streeters.
The media who are always offended (see MSNBC lineup)
How critics of Obamacare or illegal immigration are somehow immediately labeled racists.
The endless debate over the Ground Zero Mosque (which Gutfeld planned to open a Muslim gay bar next to).
As well as pretentious music criticism, slow-moving ceiling fans, and snotty restaurant hostesses.
Funny and sarcastic to the point of being mean (but in a nice way), The Joy of Hate points out the true jerks in this society and tells them all off.


What the Critics Say

"Gutfeld is like Voltaire if Voltaire were actually funny." (Dennis Miller)
"Greg Gutfeld is a sweet, hysterical, evil genius. Liberals fear him because whenever they look down their noses, they see him. Or at least the top of his head. This is a man who would take time out from starring in two daily television shows just to help someone who has fallen down on the sidewalk. Mainly because it would be so funny to watch him fall. Viva Gutfeld!" (Ann Coulter)
"According to the Internet, Mother Teresa once defined Joy as 'a net of love by which you can catch souls'. In The Joy of Hate, Greg Gutfeld continues her mission - in a completely different way. Hilarious, outrageous, and brilliant, this is the best book on how to think about your fellow man since Atlas Shrugged, and the best book on how to deal with your enemies since The Anarchist Cookbook.." (Jonah Goldberg)


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Without the usual tactic of resorting to personal attacks, it would be nearly impossible to find fault with ANY of the points Gutfeld makes in this book. Gutfeld chose to illustrate each point with examples that actually happened, rather than conjecture or opinion. When taken point-by-point, every topic is fully explored and explained... and most importantly, proven. The humor or Greg Gutfeld may well be an acquired taste, but it makes what might be described as a "partisan" perspective much more palatable.

Greg Gutfeld is a polarizing figure in today's media. If you were to only look at his resume', you might he was a typical American liberal. UC-Berkeley, Huffington Post, etc. Perhaps this is what gives his political perspective credibility. His history allows him to describe the 'political left' from the view of someone who spent a long time on the inside. He is able to paint a vivid picture of what the modern liberal community is like... because he's been there. This book is filled with criticism of how our world operates and labels people. And it shows with clear and vivid examples, how unfair and intolerant the modern world has become. Tolerance enforced with an unshakable intolerance. A true 'Joy of Hate'.

I challenge anyone who describes themselves as a liberal to give this book an honest objective read. If you will allow yourself to consider the points Gutfeld makes here, I think you might possibly re-think how you describe yourself. It's one thing to take a position out of necessity or popular pressure. It's another altogether to take a position out of honest thought. For this single purpose, I cannot recommend this book higher. We are in a critical time in America, and I don't think there could be a better documentation of why we are as polarized as we are. For all of our sakes, please give it a chance.
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- Jerry

Finally, a book that speaks truth to the Powerati.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Joy of Hate to be better than the print version?

Audio books are almost always better than the print version...

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

It is great hearing someone unafraid to dispell commonly accepted twaddle.

What does Steve Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am amazed that Steve Kramer could read this book almost as if he understood Mr. Gutfeld from the inside of his brain. The author read his own intro and I believe I liked his own reading a little more than Mr. Kramer's. However, the two were virutually identical in putting across both the insight and the humor. t's clear that is a difficult thing to do.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

As a film? Where would you find an acid head from the 60's who has managed to maintain his faculties and not reacted to the Kool Aid... other than me that iis. I'll star as a Greg just about 15 years older. It would give him gravityas. :-)

Any additional comments?

Read this book. Greg coins the word Tolerati. If you read this book, you will become one of the Powerati... after they are all overthrown that is. I can not wait for his next one.

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- John "I'm64 years old and a retired design engineer. Rreading audio books since 1954...59 years. Strong interests are music and sf/fantasy, all of which I create myself and enjoy from others."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio