Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Review: Todd Starnes - Dispatches From Bitter America

Politics - Everyone says we are never to discuss it. But it is one of the most important subjects in the world today. How important are the people who choose the laws that govern our everyday lives.

I have looked forward to reading this book for a while. I saw it on a shelf in Books-a-Million and decided to buy it later on for the kindle. I purchased it, but had not read it yet. Then I saw it was up for review and figured now would be a good time to read it.

Wow! It was even better than expected. Starnes' book is not only funny, but is very informative.

The whole premise of the book is about a statement Barack Obama made while running for president the first time. He said that everyday Americans were bitter and they cling to guns and religion. Starnes' travels around the US to show that the bitter ones are the left, not Middle America.

Todd's book is from a conservative point of view and it is a very fun read. He seems the kind of guy you would want to hang around. He shows that all of us “bitter Americans” can laugh.

My favorite part of the whole book is when he said we need a bailout for the poultry industry - we can call it "Cash for Cluckers" I laughed out loud!

With some of the foolish laws the left pass, we will either laugh or cry. They seem set on ruling everyone’s life. They want to control what you eat, buy, watch, listen to and read, but they say we are the ones who censor.
To the left, it seems everything good is bad and everything bad is good.
The stories he finds across America include:

  • People being fired for sharing their faith.
  • Children getting detention for reading the Bible.
  • Laws forbidding certain foods and drinks.
  • Schools teaching children how to have sex at the kindergarten level.
  • Politically correct indoctrination.
  • ...and many more.
If you like those crazy laws, this book is probably not for you. 

  • Murderers have a right to life, but babies don't.
  • We can teach Islam in schools, but a child's Bible is confiscated.
  • Soft drinks should be outlawed, but marijuana should be legalized.
  • Preachers can not talk about politicians, but liberal politicians can campaign in Churches.
  • Guns should be outlawed, but abortions should stay legal.

I highly recommend this book, whether you are from the right or left.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book, free of charge, from B&H Books and NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Why does Todd Starnes use a skinny picture of himself? I saw him recently on TV and he is extremely obese. He might be gay too. Why is a middle aged man like himself not married? You would think a good Christian man would be married by now.

    1. Why do liberal douchebags like yourself ask stupid questions?

    2. I thought the question was quite witty. :P