An Inconvenient Book

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An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems
An Inconvenient Book cover.jpg
The cover of An Inconvenient Book
Author Glenn Beck
Illustrator Paul Nunn
Cover artist George Lange
Country United States
Language English
Subject Various political issues, from global warming to divorce.
Genre Political Non-fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
November 20, 2007
Pages 295
ISBN 1-4165-5219-7
OCLC 153772883
973.92 22
LC Class E169.12 .B335 2007

An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems is a 2007 political narrative written and edited by conservative commentator Glenn Beck[1][2]

Explanation of the book's title[edit]

The title of An Inconvenient Book is a parody of the title of Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. One section of the book provides a critical response to Gore's views on global warming.

Issues discussed[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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)."[3]

An Inconvenient Book entered the New York Times Best Seller List at Number 1 under the category Hardcover Nonfiction, and stayed in the list for 17 weeks.[4][5]

References and quotations[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ An Inconvenient Book, Editorial Reviews, Amazon.com
  4. ^ Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, New York Times, December 9, 2007
  5. ^ Best Sellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, New York Times, March 30, 2008

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