The Way Things Ought to Be

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Atria Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Every week more than 11 million listeners on over 450 radio stations nationwide tune in to "The Rush Limbaugh Show", and his audience is sure to grow when his nationally syndicated television program debuts in September 1992. Now Limbaugh puts his conservative values, blunt talk, blistering attacks and scathing wit into print in his first book.

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This book is from a pre-Clinton era, so Rush does not spend any time discussing Bubba; that alone could take a few volumes from the syndicated talk show host. For us regular listeners, this provides a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan Devlaeminck - Goodreads

This book is an amazing piece of conservative thought. If you don't agree with his views at the end of the read, that's ok...but I am and always will be mindful to understand all sides. With all that ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Rising from a Top 40 D.J. in the 1960's to what he himself refers to as "the number-one talk-show host in America," Rush H. Limbaugh III is arguably one of the most phenomenal success stories of the 1990's. Combining conservative politics with satirical humor and showmanship, he has built a nationwide audience of loyalists -- proud to label themselves "Dittoheads" -- who revel in his ability to skewer modern liberalism, from animal rights activists to militant vegetarianism and everything in between. He began his career working as a teenager for the radio station in his home town and birthplace, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His mother, Millie, once said "He didn't start talking until he was two, and then he didn't stop." His communications' abilities took him through jobs as a reporter, newsreader, and professional baseball marketing executive before he found his true calling as a radio talk-show host in Sacramento, CA in 1980. Beginning with his first book, "The Way Things Ought To Be" (1992), Rush Limbaugh's writings espouse the same concept that he promotes in the broadcast media: liberalism is the cause, not the cure, that underlies our nation's problems. His solution is a return to the traditional mainstream American values of his father, attorney Rush Hudson Limbaugh. His Populist approach connected with a large segment of America, for the book quickly reached the top of the New York Times best-seller list. In 1993, he embellished his theme in "See, I Told You So." Undeniably provocative and controversial, Limbaugh has more than his share of critics as well as fans. Yet, even Washington Post Book World reviewer and critic Jon Katz said, "Limbaugh has no desire to be taken seriously by journalists or reviewers." But as more Americans are learning every week, Limbaugh ought to be taken seriously.