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Publisher's Summary

When Bill O'Reilly interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential elections, the two had a lively debate about the nation's future.

Since that time, America has changed rapidly - some would even say seismically - and many believe these shifts are doing more than just rocking the political and social climate; they're rocking the American core.

In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the president and the American people on the current state of the union. While the changes that took place in America during President Obama's first 18 months in office are dizzying to just think about, their real-life impact on the average American is a helluva lot stronger than that. Tempers have reached the boiling point over the shifts in health care, immigration, national security, energy, and the environment. And then there's the economy.

O'Reilly sorts it all out with his trademark mix of humor and bluster in his most impassioned book to date. This is just the book to guide you through the most important issues of the midterm elections and beyond.

©2010 Bill O'Reilly (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Rod
  • 28-12-10

Same Old Same Old!

Staying strictly within the left right paradigm and NEVER wandering outside that tightly defined box Bill drones on for 5 hours and 40 minutes about surface politics always careful to pay homage to his benefactors-those who write his paycheck- and NEVER dealing with behind the scenes controllers except to deride anyone who believes in such things as "Nuts" and "Kooks" and other defamatory slanders! This book is shallow, self serving and delivered in BillBo's predictable arrogant style! I took Audible.com up on their free two week offer in order not to give O'reilly ANY money for this book! Even though there are a few funny comments on this it is NOT worth the money in my opinion! I am NOT a liberal, I'm a Constitutionalist, a fiscal conservative more of a social Libertarian with the exception of NOT supporting the murder of pre-birth children. Before I listened to this book I always said that O'reilly was the guy "I loved to hate"! I've become convinced that O'reilly is but a shill for the powers that be! Now I simply hate him!

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  • Walt
  • 13-10-10

Have you seen the show?

If you watch the show somewhat faithfully then you have already heard about 3/4 of this book. If you like O'Reilly then you will love this book and you probably aren't concerned about my review. If you like Bill O'Reilly and haven't a chance to watch the show, you'll love the book. It's really very much about Bill O'Reilly and his approach to political ethics commentary, how it applies, and a bit about how his method was developed.

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  • Jennifer
  • 08-12-12

Entering the No-Spin Zon

What made the experience of listening to Pinheads and Patriots the most enjoyable?

I really enjoy when an author narrates their own book. Only the author can convey their thoughts and ideas 100% accurately through their voice. O'Reilly conveys passion, sarcasm, sympathy and seriousness in all the right ways that are easy to understand while riding or listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, not necessarily. Too much politics in one sitting is exhausting.

Any additional comments?

Bill O'Reilly honestly surprised me. I had not been an avid watcher of his show, but through this book I realized how fair Bill really tries to be. He genuinely likes the president and like a true gentleman, respectfully disagrees with the president's points, but not all his points. Bill takes you through Pinheads and Patriots and helps us all to realize that we're all pinheads at one point or another. It's not a permanent label.

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  • William
  • 29-11-11

O'Reilly as usual

This is a good read and fun. I did not get any great revelations or super new knowledge from this, but the book was a quick read and held my interest.

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  • jagtor58
  • 29-05-17

I John whitney am the average person

Is very hard, to know what's really happening. There's the far right and far left, but after listening to your book I realize that you are independent, So I enjoy listening to you because I trust you. I believe you give the most levelheaded View on what's really going on in the world/America. Thank you

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  • Karl D. Kessler
  • 21-10-10

Entertaining and informative

If you like O'Reilly than you'll love the book. It is very interesting and informative. I do like Bill's attitude towards Obama, in that he judges based on what has been done by him and not so much who he is or what he represents. Even if you're not a O'Reilly fan your sure to go away more informed with a better understanding of this administration.

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  • Michael
  • 23-03-12

Nobody's Perfect - You Decide

If you could sum up Pinheads and Patriots in three words, what would they be?

Thought-provoking, clear, pointed

What does Bill O'Reilly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The nuances of language and the subtleties of intonation and inferred meanings

If you could give Pinheads and Patriots a new subtitle, what would it be?

Nobody's Perfect - You Decide

Any additional comments?

O'Reilly leaves little doubt about how he feels. I can't say I always agree with him, but I also know where he stands on the issues.

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  • Robert
  • 25-11-11

Outstanding!

Bill calls it like he sees it. No spin here. Enjoyed every chapter. Enjoyable to listen to. I always enjoy when the author speaks in his own voice!

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  • Tom Gregory, N4NW
  • 05-08-11

Like the Factor - his opinions

O'reilly hits the main points but offers the same overbearing approach he uses in his television program. He is always right and never admits an error. Nevertheless, I agreed with his opinions - otherwise I could not watch the factor or read his books.

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  • Nora
  • 03-08-11

Love it!

Hate it, love it, hate it, it stired strong feelings and it has a way to open a new prespective to what can, may or is going to happen. It is witty and full of o'reilly's sarcasim... LOL!

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  • Christopher
  • 30-06-11

I think I'll listen again...

Sometimes I have to roll my eyes (even driving alone) with how conceded he is but the man tells a good story, has the gumption to tell it like he sees it, and doesn't back down. I like that he believes in America, believes America is an exceptional country that provides the rest of the world with the hope of freedom. In this book, he reasons through a 2008 interview with President Obama as well as campaign promises to illustrate where he went wrong and also what he did right. He talks about a number of other influential people, their impacts on our country, and his take on whether those impacts have been positive or negative. He throws in a lot of humor, interesting anecdotes, and logical insights.

Hey, I like Bill, I like what he does, I like his reason, I find him interesting and informative; I've read all of his books except "Culture Warriors." I like that he reads it himself and think it is a quick listen - highly recommend it!