An Inconvenient Book
The cover of An Inconvenient Book
|Cover artist||George Lange|
|Subject||Various political issues, from global warming to divorce.|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|November 20, 2007|
|LC Class||E169.12 .B335 2007|
Explanation of the book's title
Beck discusses his political views on a number of subjects. Issues include Beck’s claims that the free market provides the best way to fight global warming, divorce rates, Beck's perceptions of liberal bias on school campuses, the income gap, perceived anti-Americanism of the United Nations, and illegal immigration.
Publishers Weekly described An Inconvenient Book as "a good read for conservatives," referring to Beck's often lighthearted tone, "at his best when most absurd, and funniest when he's his own target." On the content, the reviewer says "While often informative, as in his chapter on global warming, Beck is sometimes tedious, particularly when dealing with Islam and education (France is literally teetering on the edge, and our biggest ally, England, is about to be turned inside out as well)."
References and quotations
- Beck, G; et al. (2007). An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1-4165-5219-7.
- The book's title page credits Beck and Kevin Balfe with writing and editing; credits additional writing to Steve "Stu" Burguiere, John Bobey, Dan Andros and Paul Starke; credits "contributions" to Carol Lynne, Virginia Leahy, Evan Cutler and Patricia Balfe; and credits illustrations to Paul Nunn.
- An Inconvenient Book, Editorial Reviews, Amazon.com
- Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, New York Times, December 9, 2007
- Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, New York Times, March 30, 2008