Portrait of the Asshole as a Young Man

Title: The Christmas Sweater

Author: Glenn Beck

Rank: 14

Blurb: “Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don’t always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life’s most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie’s dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family — and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell — to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.”

Review: “I consider myself a very empathetic, feeling person but didn’t shed one tear while reading this book. I’ve read much more powerful books. I expected some huge revelation. Maybe I already understood this for myself and that’s the reason I was not deeply moved. I gave the book 2 stars because it was better than 1 but couldn’t give it 3 because it wasn’t even mediocre.”

Footnote: “I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out — is this wrong?” (Glenn Beck, 5/18/2005)

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Much like the funny Tobias Funke of Arrested Development, Beck sure lacks any sort of awareness. I’m not sure if this is because of all the drugs he took or just because he’s a moran. I do not know.

As for the title of the Billbo book, are you sure it’s Humanity?

@ManchuCandidate: I think it’s A Bold Fresh Piece of Hannity.

Zzzzzzzzzz ….. Oh sorry, I fell asleep while reading that insipid pile of shit.

We can only hope that Michiko Kakutani gets hold of it.

As a brain cleanser, I offer “Christmas with the Devil” by Spinal Tap.

“The rats ate all the presents
And the reindeer ran away
(Christmas with the Devil)
There’ll be no Father Christmas
‘Cause it’s Evil’s holiday”

I found it an engrossing read. But then again, I was rooting for the steering wheel.

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