Remember when we all thought it couldn't get much worse? Before bomb-happy Bush and his best friend Tony decided to wage a war that no one(in their right minds) wanted? Before he wheedled more tax cuts to grease the pockets of his rich cronies? Before Saddam and his weapons of mass disappearance vanished (using the same travel agent as Osama Bin Laden . . .)? Well, now the world's Bushwhacked. It's time for the good ol' boy to head for the hills, and Mike's on a mission to smoke him out at the next election - and help ordinary people get their country back. What's more, he's going to use hisshare of the tax cut to do it. But that's not all. He also trashes Murdoch's media; campaigns for a President Oprah; reveals the truth about his Oscar Shock and Awe; offers a Quick and Easy Guide to preventing future terrorist attacks and some handy tips on 'How to Talk to Your Conservative Brother-in-Law'! Hilarious, rollicking, outrageous and in-your-face, Dude, Where's My Country?could just change your life . . .
All in all, this is difficult to read without an extreme effort on the part of the reader. Be prepared to be faced with narrowminded writing.
said it. Somebody somewhere has apparently told him he's a comedian and
he's not, but he 'thinks' he is. I could have done without the chapter
where he thought he was writing as God, for instance, and the one that was
supposed to be an interview between his 100 year old self and a yet to be
born great granddaughter.... Poorly done, very unfunny, and unfortunate, I
think, because, like Bowling for Columbine, MM has some very important
things to say in this book concerning America, 9-11, why we are really in
Iraq, etc. I wish the talking heads on TV would ask the hard questions that
he asks in this book, and stir the whole country up. But, alas, with the
inflammatory picture on the front of the book (the statue of Saddam being
torn down, only this one has George Bush's face on it, with a leering and
laughing Michael Moore just below it) a lot of people won't pick this up and
give it a chance. Middle America, those soccer Moms and Nascar Dads who
will determine the outcome of the next election and who change their minds
politically with the regularity of the four winds, those are the folks who
need to read this book. No, they just need to know the truth that is
contained inside this book, the truth that the news media is not talking
about. But they won't get it and this book will be dismissed as left wing
buffonnery. And that's sad.
For content, this book is a 5. But for delivery, I'd have to give it a 2.
He could have done so much better than this.
He uses extensive notes and sources to back up his claims, having done his homework and research (at least on his side of the issue). He offers sage advice - regardless of whether people will actually take it - about terrorism and politics. He desires for Americans to stop whining and do something to make a difference for the country.
The book gave me a good insight in how American politics and businesses work, and it made me more wary of Western countries being as corrupt as others. It also made me feel powerless.
A very interesting reading in the closing stages of the 2008 US election.
I say that because the book is really good, and smart, despite its lightweight jokey title.
In fact I much preferred the book to what is essentially its "companion movie", F911.
The book presents a much stronger case, and has better coverage of the issues.
It goes far beyond the material and topics that F911 addresses.