The Way Things Ought to be

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Pocket Books, 1992 - Social Science - 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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The Way Thing Ought to Be by Rush Limbaugh. I found this book and his second book the other day in the used book section of a Goodwill and figured I'd give them a read since I've been listening to ... Read full review

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The mere fact that people are squabbling about this book over twenty years after its release attests to this book's "worth" on some level. I read this book in 1992 when Rush was all the rage. Rush's ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Going National
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My Success Is Not Determined by Who Wins Elections
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Copyright

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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." In 2013 Rush Limbaugh made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans. Limbaugh made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans in 2014 also.

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