Of Thee I Zing

Of Thee I Zing

By Laura Ingraham

  • Release Date: 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4
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From 162 Ratings
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Description

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; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a fiftyish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria’s Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, “Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria’s Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?”

A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and “experts” prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth is: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We’re on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony . . . can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!?

Now in an act of patriotic intervention the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through ten levels of our cultural hell.

You know we’re in trouble when . . .

• Airplane seats shrink—just as the passengers expand.

• Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx).

• People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout.

• “Breaking News” usually means it happened yesterday.

• The weddings last longer than the marriages.

• Facebook has become a verb and reading has become an ancient art form.

Of Thee I Zing is cultural commentary too funny to ignore, igniting a national conversation long past due. America, your cultural recovery begins here.

Reviews

  • Of Thee I Zing

    4
    By OSMVet
    Very funny, and alarmingly correct. Laura's chronolgy of the state of things was alternately fun to read and scary because I don't see a retreat from our march to decline.
  • Checkout from the library only

    2
    By Looking for a good book...
    Essentially a comic book, ( this review is from a conservative) save your money check it out from the library. The short anecdotes will mildly amuse and at times take jabs at the reader. Essentially condescending in tone and the hostility Ingraham displays in her book finds me respecting her less as a conservative. I think she is trying to portray herself as a conservative John Stewart, maybe she has been all along, this is the first time I have read any of her books. Either way no solutions to today's lack of morals will be found just ridicule of everyone and everything.
  • oh stop it

    1
    By letsinvadeearth
    don't people realize by now that she only says things to get a reaction? sop feeding trolls. The last time she was on Bill Maher she hopelessly embarassed herself.
  • Of Thee I Zing

    5
    By Catholic man
    Great Book!!
  • Ok

    3
    By BigJimA61
    Pretty good read, funny, but I thought it could have been better.
  • Of thee I zing

    5
    By Kazkoka
    Read it!!! You'll get more than your money's worth!
  • Of thee I Zing

    2
    By Bearded tim
    So so. Not as good as I thought, but pretty goode
  • Of Thee I Zing

    5
    By Klamro
    what a fun, funny and honest take on our world.
  • Of Thee I Zing

    5
    By Shellubou
    I loved this book. It made me smile and LOL...(sorry Laura..had to do it). She put in words many of the things I am thinking....great read...
  • Great Book

    5
    By McGinty123
    This book is a must read! I could not put it down. Laura's take on society today is spot on. I really enjoyed her honest and forthright approach very refreshing.

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