We all know the system isn’t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there’s nothing we can do: “It’s just the way things are.”
In this book, Russell Brand hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times and presents, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, a vision for a fairer, sexier society that’s fun and inclusive.
You have been lied to, told there’s no alternative, no choice, and that you don’t deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists, and BBC stalwarts.
This book makes revolution not only possible but inevitable and fun.
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Excellent audiobook. Russell put into words many things I intuitively knew were happening. That leads to freedom! Thanks!
Funny and thought provoking
This guy has a high octane brain. It got him into trouble in the past but has left him with a unique point of view.
Audiobook is a brilliant listen, actual book is a terrible read
Russell's spoken language is already a bit pedantic so naturally his writing is even harder to understand. You would think a book who's target audience is lower classes citizens who have sub-par education would be put into simpler lay-man's terms. I'm decently educated and this is an extremely hard read. I then got the audiobook which is read by Russell himself the way he wants you to hear it. One of the only books I would prefer read to me rather than reading myself.
Turned out to be a great book, brilliant even, once you look past all of the complicated words that can easily be replaced by more recognized more simplified less syllable packed words that would reach more of the ears of his intended readers. Even if your vocabulary isn't as adequate as Russell wants you to see his is, you can still understand the message behind it all.
Over all, there's a lot of good info in this book. There's a lot of "facts" that are arguable, but in the end they are irrelevant as they are just tools used to explain Russell's more meaningful message to those who wouldn't be able to understand his philosophy without the use of relatable examples. In the use of these examples and the use of his humor, Russell truly is a genius.
Definitely suggest only getting the audiobook. Trust me it's way better hearing him speak his points with his intended humor, rather than reading them and losing the humor to confusingly written language.