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Of Thee I Zing: America's Cultural Decline From Muffin Tops to Body Shots

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2011 nonfiction book by Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo

While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; … see full wiki

Publisher: Threshold Editions
Date Published: July 12, 2011
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I can think of a hundred better ways to spend your time and money.

  • Aug 5, 2011
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Several years ago I received copy of a book by the conservative commentator and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham as a birthday gift. Now I really like Laura and the things she stands for but I must confess I was totally underwhelmed by that book. I cannot even remember the title. I was not at all impressed by her writing and as I recall I did not even bother to finish that book. Fast forward five years. Once again I have received a copy of a Laura Ingraham book as a birthday gift. This time it is her latest effort "Of The I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots". I made every effort to feign appreciation and vowed to myself that out of courtesy I would read the book. I got as far as page 176 before throwing in the towel. As far as I am concerned books like these are a colossal waste of time.

In "Of Thee I Zing" Laura Ingraham surveys the cultural landscape and offers up quips and rants on literally hundreds of issues. Now mind you I probably agree with Laura's observations at least 90% of the time as we are on the same page politically. But my biggest problem with these kinds of books is that I literally learn nothing. I am a voracious reader who devours about one nonfiction book per week. There are so many fascinating topics to learn about and so little time. I really don't care what Laura Ingraham, Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand or any other celebrity or media figure thinks about this stuff. I have been sucked into these kinds of books before and I always wind up kicking myself for wasting my time and money. So while I do appreciate my gift I like to think that I would never have bought "Off Thee I Sing" on my own.

If you are of the conservative persuasion then you might be someone who would enjoy "Of The I Zing: America's Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots". Surely Laura Ingraham does manage to make a number of very salient points along the way and some of her remarks and wisecracks are mildly amusing. But as I have made quite clear this is just not my cup of tea. With America drowning in a sea of red ink and our culture going to hell in a handbasket there are much more worthwhile books out there for you to consider. Definitely not recommended!

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