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Michael Moore is on a mission in his new book: regime change. The man who slithered into the White House on tracks greased by his daddy's oil buddies is one of the many targets in Mike's blistering follow-up to his smash number one Stupid White Men, the biggest selling nonfiction book of the year. Now no one is safe: corporate barons who have bilked millions out of their employees' lifetime savings, legislators who have stripped away our civil liberties in the name of "homeland security", and even that right-wing brother-in-law of yours (yes, we all have one) who manages, year after year, through his babbling idiocy, to ruin Thanksgiving dinner.
Fearless, funny and furious, Michael Moore's new book is the call to arms we've all been waiting for, the kind of book that comes along once every so often that rallies citizens with humor and insight and changes the course of the country.
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By CARL V PHILLIPS on 12-07-03
I am politically to the left - this is just bad
Don't dismiss this as simple political disagreement disguised as a review. I agree with most of Moore's politics and still found this book painful. Just for the record, I love Al Franken, Moore's previous book was fine, and I certainly wonder where my country is.
What's wrong with this book? It is not all that entertaining. In fact, it was so tedious that I worried about dozing off when listening in the car (though much of the blame there goes to the near-monotone reading). That would be acceptable if it were informative, but there is basically nothing there that someone who actively follows the political news (not including Fox, of course) does not already know. If you don't know it, get a book of investigative reporting - it will be more accurate and thorough and no less entertaining.
The book contains a fair number of factual errors (I am a professor and have some expertise in some of the matters discussed) and is needlessly and embarassingly demagogic in places. There are so many good criticisms of the current powers that be, so why make silly weak ones. On top of everything else, this is the worst reading of an audiobook I have heard. The reader takes all the character out of what should at least be lively prose and doesn't even know how to pronounce all the names of the major political figures mentioned.
Weak content, borning book, terribly reading. Try Al Franken instead.
40 of 45 people found this review helpful
By Michael on 07-17-04
Excellent - a must read
Michael Moore is making no secret of his view on the current administration. However, he builds his case based on a series of facts and relevant questions that we have not heard a clear answer to from the people in power.
Agree or disagree with Moore - you should still take the time to listen to what he says and make up your own mind. The book is entertaining and easy flowing and well read.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful