Old School

Old School

Life in the Sane Lane

Book - 2017
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Did you get up this morning knowing there are mountains to climb-- and deciding how you are going to climb them? Or did you wake up whining about safe spaces and trigger warnings? O'Reilly and Feirstein explain the looming confrontation, and show you that there is a concentrated effort to tear down the "Old School" way of life. It's time to take a stand....
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250135797
1250135796
Branch Call Number: 320.520973 OR337O 2017
Characteristics: xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Feirstein, Bruce - Author

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NRBBrady
Sep 11, 2017

I enjoyed Mr. O'Reilly's historical writings far more. Maybe having grown up during the "Old School" era gives me a perspective on what this book hints at -- I found it to be entertaining for the most part, a little "full of itself" in some parts, and straying off the topic (in my humble opinion) in places. I frankly don't think it showcased his writing ability in the best light. If this had been my first O'Reilly reading, it might have been my only!

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brigpa1
Jun 25, 2017

I thought this was just a fun diversion, an oasis in the heavy, serious news that we encounter every day. Of course, O'Reilly is a conservative and Fairstein is a liberal but they both represent what they call "Old School" values such as being on time, working for a goal, using one talents to do good work, etc. The method is mainly to observe and report the contrast between the values they (and we) grew up with and the values seen in pop culture. I would say, it is worth reading. If you find items that you disagree with, just disregard and continue to the next paragraph.

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Ifrit
Jun 20, 2017

I have to agree with the commenter who asks if the others leaving comments have actually read the book (except for the part about whether they 'dare' read it). I have not, and I came to the comments to get some idea of how it is written, and whether there are any insights to be gained beyond the bombast I've experienced from his current live persona. Unfortunately all I got is more empty bombast from those opposed to his politics. Isn't this supposed to be a literary board? Anyone have anything useful to say about the actual construction and content of the book? At first glance, I would assume it's more of his political bombast, but as another commenter notes, he is a pretty decent political historian (of course one must account for his slant when reading his political histories, but that's always true, writers do not write in a vacuum), so...any opinions on the actual content? Anything worthwhile here?

debwalker Jun 02, 2017

Reprehensible conduct. But useful insights into how they think. Outside the echo chamber

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c156798
May 14, 2017

Why is this listed as written by "Anonymous" when it is clearly authored by "Bill O'Reilly"?

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elizabeth88_1
May 09, 2017

"Sane lane", my ass! Fuck Bill O'Reilly and the horse he rode in on! He is a bastard of the first order, and he should never work in television again! No-spin zone, indeed!

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dannnn
May 08, 2017

HO HUM
I remember those days too. not much of value here just more o,reilly. I used to like him on TV until he started assuming the role of "Sage". Mayk be now he will tone down before I tune him out. He soes write rally great history books. Those are all great. He should do one on FDR, or Truman

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joshuachee
Apr 19, 2017

Can't wait to read the next New York Times Best Sellers titled "Killing The Bill O'Reilly Factor."

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Dr_Monster
Apr 14, 2017

But what about what the book had to say? What were its merits or demerits? Did you actually read it? Dare you read it?

I expected an in-depth critique of our public education system. Instead, "Old School" is a light-hearted discussion of world views between the two authors -- one conservative, the other liberal but both in favor of traditional values such as self-reliance, personal responsibility, and hard work. An easy, entertaining, but thought-provoking read.

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dmckenziehague
Apr 14, 2017

This education worked out real well for Mr. O'Reilly.The longtime Fox News host has built the No. 1 program in cable news. He has also faced accusations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior.
Our investigation found five women who received payouts, totaling about $13 million, from Mr. O’Reilly or the company. They agreed not to sue or speak about their accusations, which he says have no merit.
--LOL

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