Glenn Beck—author of thirteen #1 New York Times bestsellers—issues a startling challenge to people on both sides of the aisle to give up our addiction to outrage.
America is addicted to outrage, we’re at the height of a twenty-year bender, and we need an intervention. In Addicted to Outrage, New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck addresses how America has become more and more divided—both politically and socially. Americans are now less accepting, less forgiving, and have lost faith in many of the country’s signature ideals, he says. We are quick to point a judgmental finger at the opposing party, are unwilling to doubt their own ideologies, and refuse to have any self-awareness whatsoever. Beck states that our current downward spiral will ultimately lead to the destruction of everything America has fought so hard to preserve. This is not simply a Republican problem. This is not simply a Democratic problem. This is everyone’s burden, and we need to think like recovering addicts and change.
With a nod to a traditional twelve-step program, each chapter encourages self-reflection and growth and shows us the way to a more hopeful, happy future. Beck draws from his own life experiences and includes relevant examples for each step, from families who learned to forgive killers to remembering to believe in something greater than ourselves to understanding the importance of humility. Addicted to Outrage is a timely and necessary guide for how Americans, right and left, must change to survive.
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Great listen. We need more unity not more decision. This is a self help book. Not one to divide! This changes everything
No matter his political opinions, he knows a great deal about history, and has this uncanny ability to give historical correlation to current events. Despite his conservative views, he is taking on both sides on their need to be always right, the inability to have a conversation with each other, and the idea that even if there are things we can’t agree on, when we actually sit down and speak to each other and LISTEN we may have more in common than we realize. He admits, as he expects you may too by the end of the book, that he is addicted to outrage. Additionally, he admits he has been part of the problem in encouraging that addiction, on either side, and believes it’s time to essentially start on a path to rehabilitation. I would recommend this book, regardless of political views.
Addicted to outrage
Love the book! now I want it in audio so I can listen to it again and again! A book everyone should read!!