Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0743535634 $26.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743535642 $30.00 Five CDs
The title reflects talk show host Glenn Beck's identification with people in "the real America," rather than in Hollywood or Washington. He talks in the style of a morning radio disc jockey--which he once was--complete with impressions and vocal tricks. His conservative message of personal responsibility offers heartfelt commentary on his own life. In one memorable passage, he talks about warning his kids about drugs and alcohol from the viewpoint of a former user. Many of his bits mock liberal causes, including a few easy jabs at outspoken Hollywood liberals, such as Susan Sarandon, but he also takes shots at partisan politics in general. Conservatives will enjoy his entertaining audiobook, and even those who disagree with Beck may enjoy a few pieces. J.A.S.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]