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Tinkerpreneur, Tailorpreneur, Soldierpreneur, Spypreneur.Title: “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs”

Author: Michelle Malkin

Rank: 48

Blurb: “In July 2012, President Obama infamously proclaimed: ‘If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’ Malkin wholeheartedly disagrees.”

Review: “Just purchased this for my grandsons summer reading list. I supplement their schooling with homeschooling especially in the summer. While polecats / political bureaucrats are working to tear boys and men down I want to fuel them with positive examples to encourage them and help build their character.”

Customers Also Bought: “EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots: A Story of Survival (Volume 1)”

Footnote: We live in a post-context world, so there’s no point explaining what Obama actually said. Instead we applaud Malkin for coining one of the most awkward marketing terms we’ve heard in awhile.

Who Built That [Amazon]

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Everyone Can Hear You Scream

Not Samizdat.Title: “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech”

Author: Kirsten Powers

Rank: 36

Blurb: “Lifelong liberal Kirsten Powers blasts the Left’s forced march towards conformity in an exposé of the illiberal war on free speech. No longer champions of tolerance and free speech, the ‘illiberal Left’ now viciously attacks and silences anyone with alternative points of view. Powers asks, ‘What ever happened to free speech in America?'”

Review: “Miss Powers is a USA Today contributor and a Fox News contributor. These are both centrist mass outlets.”

Customers Also Bought: “Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey” by Carly Fiorina

Footnote: We’re not aware of The Left using the power of government to silence bureaucratic and scientific discussion of climate change, nor are we aware of The Left limiting school instruction of sex education to abstinence, nor are we are of The Left calling in SWAT teams on outspoken feminist videogame developers, nor are we aware of The Left preventing putative liberals from profitably pandering to idiots via multiple national media outlets, but hey, we haven’t been paying exhaustive attention.

The Silencing [Amazon]

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Shocked! Shocked!

The candidate makes herself a victor by an immense, long, deliberate derangement of all her opponents’ senses.Title: “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich”

Author: Peter Schweizer

Rank: 15

Blurb: “In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, they’ve earned over $130 million. Where did the money come from?”

About the Author: “He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.”

Not Mentioned About the Author: “As a political communications expert, Schweizer’s notable clients include Sarah Palin, who he advised on foreign policy.”

Review: “Still waiting for the truth on Benghazi and why she wanted them dead.”

Customers Also Bought: “Adios, America” by Ann Coulter

Footnote: The real issue is the structural corruption of a neoliberal globalist political economy, which—

Oh, fuck it. We might end up supporting Hillary just to enjoy the apoplexy that Clintons bring out in their opponents.

Clinton Cash [Amazon]

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Boundary Issues

Contains filler.Title: “Balance”

Author: Angie Grace

Rank: 4

Blurb: “Best selling coloring book artist Angie Grace invites you to relax and explore the intricate and exquisite world of stress mending circular whimsical art. Stroke by stroke, shade by shade, tension and worries fade away as you transform Angie’s beautiful black and white lines into your own unique, personal and beautiful keepsake art piece.”

Review: “Coloring is harder as an adult than when you’re young.”

Customers Also Bought: More grownup coloring books than you can imagine.

Footnote: It must be such a joy to exercise other people’s creativity.

Balance [Amazon]

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This Land Was Your Land

Includes three pages actually written by Bill O’Reilly!Title: “Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Real West”

Authors: David Fisher and Bill O’Reilly

Rank: 25

Blurb: “Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made.”

Review: “If you are going to pretend you’re an expert and write a book about something, at least have enough knowledge about the subject to get the photos right.”

Customers Also Bought: Something by Mike Lee, who continues to amaze us with his ability to live with himself.

Footnote: History is written by the winners, which is why we don’t call it “Occupied America”.

Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies [Amazon]

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Drive, He Said

Brooks Bothers.Title: “The Road to Character”

Author: David Brooks

Rank: 1

Blurb: “Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character… Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint.”

Review: “Any time you extrapolate from specific examples to the general, you’re on dangerous ground.”

Customers Also Bought: “The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy”

Footnote: Ike’s road to character had a chauffeur.

The Road to Character [Amazon]

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I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me And We Are All Together

If that is your real name.Title: “Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document”

Author: Mike Lee

Rank: 64

Blurb: “The still-unfolding story of America’s Constitution is a history of heroes and villains — the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty’s safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them.”

Review: “I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves both the U.S. and truth.”

Customers Also Bought: “Life After Death: The Evidence” by Dinesh D’Souza

Footnote: Looking in the mirror every morning and seeing Mike Lee must be a real bummer.

Our Lost Constitution [Amazon]

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