July 01, 2004


Mike Moore in February 2002:

Two months ago, it looked like 50,000 copies of Stupid White Men might head straight from the printing press and into the pulper. Now the wizards at Amazon.com say it's one of the bestsellers in America.

Times change, Mike. Check out this current Amazon bestseller.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 1, 2004 04:37 PM

Go to the amazon page and scroll down to read the reviews.

It's very interesting to see some leftwing nutters, who would never actually part with 25 bucks for the book, write about why we should not read this book.

Geez. You'd think they were afraid of something!

Posted by: stan at July 1, 2004 at 05:20 PM

While your own there, check out Oliver Kamm's reviews: he has reviewed every single Chomsky book. Its hilarious.

Posted by: Quentin George at July 1, 2004 at 06:48 PM

Number 4 with a bullet! Pretty damn good.

When's it likely to reach Oz, so I can go out and ask for it by name?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 1, 2004 at 07:00 PM

I've already ordered my copy, and I can't wait....On the other hand, I probably should have done what Pixy is suggesting - go to bookstores and pester their left-wing staff incessantly about ordering it.

As it is now, I'm awfully busy when I visit Borders or Barnes and Noble, because I gather up all the Michael Moore and Mumia Al-Jabar books and put them in the "Fiction" section.

Posted by: Kimberly at July 1, 2004 at 10:57 PM

It is interesting to see how many of the negative reviews of the book consist solely of the complaint that the title of the book is not original, that it was copied from Big Mike's book titles.

Of course, I would expect such reviewers to pan Moore's movie on the basis that he stole the title from Ray Bradbury. Not that I really expect that to happen...

Posted by: Dave T. at July 1, 2004 at 11:12 PM

Why "Big Fat"? Who cares about the man's weight (except Nader)!? Why can't we just barf all this "Michael Moore is FAT" nonsense out and get down to the business of vivisecting his HUGE lies? He LIES, that's the point, not his net tonnage. Al Franken is skinny, so does that make him right?

"Michael Moore: Stupid White Man" is so much better; or "Michael Moore: The Original Stupid White Man," or "Michael Moore: Lying White Man," or etc.

Geh. Anyway, had to get that out before I bought the book.


Posted by: tom beta 2 at July 2, 2004 at 12:33 AM

"Why can't we just barf all this 'Michael Moore is FAT' nonsense out and get down to the business of vivisecting his HUGE lies?"

What have you got against fun?

Posted by: Jim Treacher at July 2, 2004 at 01:01 AM

Actually, instead of reading the reviews, just check out Amazon's suggestions for other products...

Posted by: Mike at July 2, 2004 at 02:06 AM

Why 'fat'?

It's a dig at another author...

The left makes a big stink about comments about the appearance of their heroes, calling it insensitive and all maner of other PCisms, yet they had no problem whatsoever with "Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat, Idiot" by Al (Skinny) Franken.

So 'fat' was included to take adavantage of the fact that, upon seeing it, leftists will refexively expose their hypocrisy.

Posted by: jack at July 2, 2004 at 02:43 AM

Interesting that it's at number 4 without a substantial publicity tour. No interviews by Dan Rather on 60 minutes, big book signings, or other media exposure. Which begs the question, "How much attention will it get in the media?".

Posted by: boudica at July 2, 2004 at 03:08 AM