Monday, June 8, 2015

Not Cool-The Hipster Elite and Their War on You, by Greg Gutfeld

“Not Cool-The Hipster Elite and Their War on You” is an excellent, well-written, funny book.  Well worth the read.  No, this book is not all about ‘hipsters’.  It’s about liberals trying to ‘be cool’ by siding with every other person in this world, just to ‘fit in.’  Mr. Gutfeld is saying this, in short…Think for yourself.  Be yourself.  And don’t try to follow all these new trends. It’s not worth it.  You are not cool if you do that, you are living in a ‘world of pretension, envy, and hate.”

Gutfeld writes:
“Remember Gladys Kravitz?  The neighbor from Bewitched, who was always in Samantha and Darrin’s business?  In the seventies that was annoying, in 2013, it’s lauded.  She’s ‘engaged,’ she’s ‘caring,’ she’s also, in any era, a total pain in the ass.”
“Examples of this type of ‘Ignore Locally, Annoy Globally’ abound, from saps like Jim Carrey to sappier saps like Sean Penn.”

Greg Gutfeld writes with great humor.  But in my opinion, he speaks of a very serious subject.  Being cool is not doing like everyone else is doing.  We are no longer in high school people!  There should be no cliques and no looking down at the ‘uncool.’  The uncool is where it’s at!  Work hard, think for yourself, and make a great life for you and your family. 
From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale.  The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government—and each day they pass judgment on those who don’t worship at the altar of their coolness.  The cool fawn over terrorists, mock the military, and denigrate employers. They are, in short, awful people.

From what we wear and what we eat, to what we smoke and who we poke, pop culture is crafted and manipulated by the cool and, to Greg Gutfeld, that's Not Cool.

How do the cool enslave you? By convincing you that:
- If you don't agree with them no one will like you.
- If you don't follow them you will miss out on life.
- If you don't listen to them you will die a lonely loser

How do you vanquish the cool and discover your own true self? Read this book.

In  Not Cool,  Greg Gutfeld, bestselling author of The Joy Of Hate, lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of cool--building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please.  Not Cool fights back against the culture of phonies, elitists, and creeps who want your soul. It’s not a book, it’s a weapon—and one should be armed with it at all times.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Forum (March 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804138559
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804138550

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


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