How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter
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Welcome to the world of Ann Coulter. With her monumental bestsellers Treason, Slander, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Coulter has become the most recognized and talked-about conservative intellectual in years¡ªand certainly the most controversial. Now, in How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), which is sure to ignite impassioned debate, she offers her most comprehensive analysis of the American political scene to date. With incisive reasoning, refreshing candor, and razor-sharp wit, she reveals just why liberals have got it so wrong.

In this powerful and entertaining book, which draws on her weekly columns, Coulter ranges far and wide. No subject is off-limits, and no comment is left unsaid. After all, she writes, ¡°Nothing too extreme can be said about liberals because it¡¯s all true.¡± How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) offers Coulter¡¯s unvarnished take on:

?The essence of being a liberal: ¡°The absolute conviction that there is one set of rules for you, and another, completely different set of rules for everyone else.¡±

?John Kerry: ¡°A reporter asked Kerry, ¡®Are you for or against gay marriage?¡¯ As usual, his answer was, ¡®Yes.¡¯ ¡±

?Her 9/11 comments: ¡°I am often asked if I still think we should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. The answer is: Now more than ever!¡±

?The state of the Democratic Party: ¡°Teddy Kennedy crawls out of Boston Harbor with a quart of Scotch in one pocket and a pair of pantyhose in the other, and Democrats hail him as their party¡¯s spiritual leader.¡±

?Her philosophy for arguing with liberals: ¡°Tough love, except I don¡¯t love them. My ¡®tough love¡¯ approach is much like the Democrats¡¯ ¡®middle-class tax cuts¡¯¡ªeverything but the last word.¡±

?The ¡°Treason Lobby¡±: ¡°Want to make liberals angry? Defend the United States.¡±

In this full-on Coulterpalooza, you¡¯ll find the real, uncensored Ann Coulter. A special concluding chapter even includes the pieces that squeamish editors refused to publish¡ª¡°what you could have read if you lived in a free country,¡± says Coulter. How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) is a stunning reminder of why Ann Coulter¡¯s commentary has achieved must-read status.

¡°A fluent polemicist with a gift for Menckenesque invective...and she can harness such language to subtle, syllogistic argument.¡±--Washington Post Book World

¡°Ann Coulter is a trailblazer.¡±--Los Angeles Times Book Review

¡°She can zing one-liners faster than Zeus can throw lightning bolts.¡±--Kansas City Star

¡°You know those pundits who bore you to tears trying to balance everyone¡¯s point of view? Coulter isn¡¯t one.¡±--People

¡°A great deal of research supports Ms. Coulter¡¯s wisecracks.¡±--New York Times

¡°The conservative movement has found its diva.¡±--Bill Maher

¡°Ann Coulter is a pundit extraordinaire.¡±--Rush Limbaugh

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This forceful, sarcastic, and often hilarious book offers tips on arguing with liberals, which include the following: don't be defensive, always outrage the enemy, and never apologize to, compliment, or show graciousness to a Democrat. Welcome to the world according to Ann Coulter. Ever combative, Coulter is unafraid to court controversy or confront her detractors head-on, whether they are mainstream journalists and talk-show hosts who have misquoted her without apology or "weak and frightened conservatives" craving liberal approval. Though the writing is often over-the-top, the book if full of one-liners that will delight conservatives, such as "the best way to convert liberals is to have them move out of their parents' home, get a job, and start paying taxes." But there is more here than just insults and countless jabs at Bill Clinton, and even her most devoted readers will find much new material in the book. Largely a collection of her syndicated columns from the past decade, How to Talk to a Liberal also includes columns that were never released or were rejected by editors--in Coulter's words, "what you could have read if you lived in a free country." --Shawn Carkonen

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Customer Reviews:

  • My Grandmother's Living Room Sofa
    Is she actually wearing pleather on the cover? Ann, I know you're concerned about getting hit with a cream pie but surely you can afford a new outfit if they try again....more info
  • Some people hate hearing the truth, or this book would be 5*****
    I feel I have to set the record straight and counter the Coulter basher's ridiculous reviews. As will all of Ann's works, this is intelligent, thoughtful, and articulate. A must for liberals (victims and perpetrators of brainwashing).

    Ann is well informed and refreshingly politically incorrect. (One wonders how much longer the liberals will allow her to speak out on their nonsense.) ...more info
  • The liberal infidels
    I recently came to a realization: though I am a Christian conservative I feel that we owe the liberals at least one thing. Without the liberal ideas of the 1920s upstanding conservative women such as Ann Coulter would not have the right to vote, which would be a great loss to this country.

    That said, I believe that Ann Coulters message, though not explicitly stated is quite clear. The Christian morals of this country have been under attack for long enough. I think her obvious message is that it is long past time to declare holy Jihad against the godless liberals. To prove that she is serious about this movement, I propose that Ann Coulter herself suicide bomb the ACLU. By doing this she will create a powerful martyr, and it is quite obvious from all the reviews on this site that she will have plenty of followers. This will send a powerful message to the liberals that the time for talk is over...this country needs people like her to selflessly sacrifice themselves for this important cause. FREEDOM ISNT FREE!!!
    ...more info
  • Not Like Seeing Her In Person
    Having seen Ann Coulter once it is rather hard to catagorize this book, especially in view of how she acts in person and her "vocabulary" off camera. Since I generally review military books I will try to stick with that topic.


    Ann devotes an entire chapter in this book, 206-218, to a rather bizarre comparison: how Max Cleland lost his limbs in Vietnam to Bush's "honorable" service in the National Guard. Yes it is true that Cleland lost his limbs through an accident. This accident rated some rather derisive comments from Bobby Muller, but that does not grant Coulter the right to do the same. I saw Cleland at hearings and he left much to be desired in my opinion, especially regarding veterans issues. I dealt directly with Cleland's office and they really never really cared. And it is true he always played the sainted one during hearings. For Coulter to equate a disabling injury in Vietnam to Fort Dix, as on page 208, shows how demented she is.


    What Coulter does in this chapter is denigrate Cleland's service (through an accident) so as to pump up Bush's record in the National Guard. Anybody who served in Vietnam knows what NG service was all about. Coulter tries to lie about Bush not being AWOL, which is a simple fact. Interestingly, she likes to use the Boston Globe to help prove other points in her book, also regarding Cleland (see page 212). Since that is the case, why didn't she use the Globe's excellent and extended investigation, never refuted, which proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Bush was indeed AWOL. And, for the record, just because somebody got an honorable discharge does not mean they never went AWOL. Indeed, my own father went AWOL before WWII, served 30 days, and received an honorable discharge in 1945 as a pilot. The only reason my father served 30 days and Bush did not is because the latter had a congressman for a father.


    In Chapter 7 I had to laugh over her comment about "slutty-girls" and this "is not how women talk". Okay, but that is how YOU talk off camera, Ann.


    I would like to point to two other unrelated topics. On page 312 Ann makes a ridiculous argument against legalizing drugs. Prohibition was a failure for a number of reasons, not least of which was it created crime and corruption. I don't follow her circular logic at the bottom of the page. I also don't agree with her touting herself as a "conservative success story" on page 321. Her personal life is a mess, but she is a millionaire, and that is how she measures success.


    My final comment to people like Ann and her followers is this: if you are so sure a group of Americans or "liberals" are ready to "surrender" to the terrorists, why don't you strap it on and join the fight? I would have more respect for you if you even joined the National Guard as a reporter for the Stars and Stripes, you know, kind of like what Al Gore did in Vietnam. ...more info
  • cheap hookers get paid more.. and give change back
    As of 07/08/08 this book is selling for $.45 (as of 07/10/08 she has gone down to $.31, oh I meant the book or did I refer to the fact she might be paralleling the dow index? On 07/12/08 the book is $ .23 oh no she goes down for the third time and so does the Dow! ) gee what a deal. Wow now she is only worth $.13 on 07/13/08 and another book is coming out from Ms. popularity and the $1.00 store probably can't even sell that one either . I hope it's on recyclable paper this time around. Sounds like a date with disaster, and you thought that was safe.
    Too bad I had already read it and wished I had not but you know curiosity it's just like gravity, always there (at least I had been given a copy as a joke now that I remember).

    Now Ann's mother is probably going to grab up all the copies at this price before it changes for her daughter's legacy (just like Bush's mother would do). Something only a mother might think of and maybe old Barb will get together with her and do some internet shopping and do lunch.
    It's almost 2 for $1.00 depending on your state ( or state of mind).

    Some people might find this book humorous some dis-tasteful but for those of you that found it obnoxious as I have, use it in good taste and take the pages of this book to line the bottom of your cat-box, compost or for t.p. (although it is scratchy but effective let's be "green or whatever") for what it's worth.

    The same people that find Timothy McVey funny and 9-11 deserving, the widows of 9-11 pathetic and the parent-less children of the same tragedy just innocent casaulties of war will worship this book. Just remember we have free speech in the U.S..
    I'm positive she (A.C.) thought that WMD's really existed and Rumsfeld was a hero.

    As long as she is pleased with herself and her readers are as well they are entitled to an opinion and exhibit free speech in the U.S. whatever it may be, right or wrong in anyones eyes.

    Republicans put on that ridiculous simpleton grin and lie, cheat, and get caught while just continuing to argue, argue and argue for the sake of arguing and never make a point.

    Maybe in her case she needs some new industrial strength batteries.

    07/18/18...$.04 How low can she go? (or stoop)
    07/19/08 line up right wingers now is your chance while you can get it for a penny!
    She can't even get her .02 in!...more info
  • Ann Coulter For President!
    Ann Coulter says everything we all should but are afraid to because we're not as brilliant as this woman. I will read everything she has out and will continue to keep up with whatever she is doing just to stay in touch with reality, she's doing the work, we can keep up with the truth through her hard work!...more info
  • The liberal infidels
    I recently came to a realization: though I am a Christian conservative I feel that we owe the liberals at least one thing. Without the liberal ideas of the 1920s upstanding conservative women such as Ann Coulter would not have the right to vote, which would be a great loss to this country.

    That said, I believe that Ann Coulters message, though not explicitly stated is quite clear. The Christian morals of this country have been under attack for long enough. I think her obvious message is that it is long past time to declare holy Jihad against the godless liberals. To prove that she is serious about this movement, I propose that Ann Coulter herself suicide bomb the ACLU. By doing this she will create a powerful martyr, and it is quite obvious from all the reviews on this site that she will have plenty of followers. This will send a powerful message to the liberals that the time for talk is over...this country needs people like her to selflessly sacrifice themselves for this important cause. FREEDOM ISNT FREE!!!
    ...more info
  • Amazing book
    I acutally read the entire book unlike almost all of the people who gave this book a bad rating. Ann Coulter is a Conservative genius. She pokes holes in the liberal agenda like no one else. She is intelligent, and makes very good arguements. The only reason this book got 4 stars instead of 5 is because the last chapter was a bit dull. This is some of her earlier writing, and therefore was not the best. She should have put this chapter closer to the beginning, so it wouldn't be the last thing the reader remembers.

    Other than the last chapter, this book is filled with great humor, while still being informative and making her arguements. She includes some publisher notes from her articles to show that the media does have a liberal bias (even though they say they don't)...this book should be on everyone's must read list!!!...more info
  • I actually read the book
    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R224FEPDV6YT2Z Coulter's right, liberals really do lie. The first lie liberals tell is that they are not really liberal, but that hardly stands up to much scrutiny, because a true liberal will throw a tantrum once their "facts" are revealed to be opinions.

    That said, Coulter is witty, factual and constructs a convincing case for dealing with the mental disorder called liberalism....more info
  • Doesn't live up to its name
    I bought the book hoping it would have some clues on how to talk to the spineless, moronic, leftard rejects of the doltish Democrats. I wanted Anne to tell me how to properly insult them in meaningful ways. I wanted ammunition for the war against liberal stupidity. I was hoping Anne would give me some insight into why the Lenin/Stalin-lovers hate America and themselves. She didn't do what I thought the title suggested might be in the book. Not that it wasn't fun to read, and not that re-reading her old articles isn't fun . . . I just wanted more.

    I recommend the book, but don't think it is going to live up to its title.

    I think it is fun to see the "reviews" written by kool-aid swillers that think Columbia University should give discounts on pies when conservatives come to speak. You liberals are the funniest things I've seen since watching the monkeys at the zoo....more info
  • Not bad but her othe books are alot better
    This book is not bad but I have liked Ann's other books much better. This book did not flow as well as her others. However even Babe Ruth had some base hits. Get the book, as it is not bad but this particular book is a little disjointed. ...more info
  • I love this book! Silly lil' Liberals...
    I love this book! I just think it's so funny that most of the posters on here are Liberals. The truth hurts doesn't it? LOL. People only get mad about things that hit too close to home...so it looks she must have struck a few nerves. I think the reason why you guys get so mad is b/c you know that there is nothing your pathetic comebacks and insults can do to bother her. Not to mention that people only resort to petty insults and name calling when they themselves are called out or are backed into a corner. This is awesome. As we've always known, it just continues to prove that Liberals are truly angry, hateful people. Hah hah!...more info
  • The Truth
    Enemies of America, domestic, first of all, never had any arguments to begin with.
    Here this lady doen't leave "stone upon stone" of any of their "ideas"....more info
  • A must read for all conservatives.
    I love Ann's writing style, her use of satire. She is a very intelligent person. This book will help all conservatives strengthen their values and remember why we are conservative....more info
  • I like ann coulter
    Ann Coulter is mean spirited to liberals but sometimes people love hearing angry words. This isn't the book to read if you want a fair look at conservatives if you are a moderate or a liberal but is a book with good laughs if you are a conservative. Coulter is one gutsy woman who isn't afraid of her targets. She says some of the meanest stuff ever but much of it is true. This book does however only have old columns she wrote for human event. I suggest going to website to read column instead. This is a cheapstakes way of getting political entertainment. ...more info
  • Not a good read for liberals... although that won't stop them from writing a review
    Ann Coulter has done it again... although to be honest only the first chapter is about how to talk to a liberal. The rest of the book is a collection of her articles which ran from 1999 to 2003 and which collectively are examples of how we would LIKE to talk to liberals... if liberals would allow us to speak uninterrupted or would leave microphones connected or would not use irrelevant sound bites in lieu of facts. Ann Coulter has something you won't find on the left, and that's a thing called "wit." Wit, when applied to the thin-skinned liberal elite is a powerful weapon indeed.

    ...more info
  • Regarding Ann Coulter
    I am an avid reader, and this book was a Great read. If you want to know the truth about what is going on in America today, with no bull, this book is for you. I now own all of the books Ann Coulter has ever written, and would recommend them to read for anyone, seeking the truth!...more info
  • loved, loved, loved it.
    I got the CD because I drive a long commute to work. I loved it. Ann is so smart and sassy. Liberals can not handle the truth. They hate religion other than islam (can't offend the muslims) It is about time someone wrote a book on how so many True Americans feel. Read this book or listen to it and it will enrich your life....more info
  • How To Talk About Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter is a totalitarian fascist, and would like to remake the world in her own image. If such a world came to be, everyone would look and think like Ann Coulter, and it would of course be an ugly, despicable place. No liberal artists, scientists and philosophers would be found anywhere, not even in the pages of history. Culture would resemble a sick, dying worm. Words such as "progress" and "the advancement of knowledge" would be meaningless. But, strangely enough, there would be happiness! You see, all of the Ann Coulters would eventually find something to hate, and that would make them all quite happy indeed. ...more info
  • Just plain stupid
    Her ridiculous bias blinds Ann "the Man" Coulter from entertaining concepts that deviate even the slightest from her own narrow view. Republicans in general have serious issues with empathy, but this witch takes it to a new and dangerous level of lies and deception. Liberals are good people who feel for those around them, they care about the world, they are not superstitious, they are scientific, and they rely on hard facts. Coulter's view of liberals is a gross generalization that categorizes them as super-hippies who don't know anything and spew peace and environmental speech without knowing why. Although there is of course a lot of leftist crazies who are uneducated, the generalization is overwhelmingly false, just ask the bulk those with Ph.ds how they lean politically. The answer is liberal, because liberals have the imagination and creativity to see the long term effects of issues and the foresight to avoid tragedy. But in the event of tragedy, they remain in touch with the real world, and have the empathy to help. Republicans like Coulter are an insult to humanity, and so is this book. The next time you criticize a liberal, why don't you first thank them for your 40 hour work week, your union membership, your minimum wage, and the United States itself, for liberals devised this country, and conservatives aim to destroy it. The only thing Coulter has in common with the founders is the name of John Adams, as in apple. F--...more info