The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life (Paperback)
The million-copy New York Times bestseller from the Fox News anchor who’s brought new excitement–and massive amounts of populist common sense and rock-solid honesty–to television news.
Now four seasons strong, Bill O’Reilly’s nightly cable news program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” is one of the hottest shows on the air. In book form, The O’Reilly Factor has sold over a million copies and spent fourteen weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Obviously, Bill O'Reilly has made his mark. His blunt, ironic, no-holds-barred style has earned him a devoted audience–friends and foes alike–who send him five thousand letters every week. And with the wit and intelligence that have made him one of the most talked-about stars in both television and publishing, O’Reilly continues to identify what’s right, what’s wrong, and what’s absurd in the political, social, economic, and cultural life of America.
About the Author
For more than thirteen years, Bill O'Reilly has presided over "The O'Reilly Factor" on the FOX News Channel, the highest-rated cable news program, frequently topping those offered by broadcast networks. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner as well as the recipient of a Governor's Award from the Boston/New England chapter of the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Before becoming executive producer and anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor", he served as a national correspondent for ABC News and as an anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program "Inside Edition". He is the author of numerous megabestsellers, including "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity", a deeply personal memoir that has sold more than one million copies and appeared high on the "New York Times" bestseller list for more than fifty-two weeks, as well as four previous nonfiction works, all of which went to number one on that same list. In addition, "The O'Reilly Factor for Kids" outsold all other children's nonfiction titles in 2005. All in all, more than five million copies of O'Reilly's books are in circulation. He holds master's degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and from Boston University.
“A lot of people love Bill O’Reilly, you see. Then again, a lot of people would like to punch Bill O’Reilly in the nose. The joke’s on them, though. Bill O’Reilly, this brash New York guy with a brash show and a brash book, is becoming a huge media star.” –New York Observer
“He is a complicated man, at once belligerent and self-effacing, ambitious and determined to remain humble. He can be a loudmouth but also companionable. He is Everyman on a barstool, mad as hell, but with a wink.” –Newsweek
“This book bristles with assumptions, assessments, and attitudes that will either have you bobbing your head in agreement or shaking it in disbelief. No wonder O’Reilly’s ratings are rising the way the stocks once did.” –Forbes
“Personal anecdote meets political discourse in [The O’Reilly Factor] where O’Reilly is in a pure, heartfelt state. He’s softhearted and enraged in equal measures. He’s hard-driven and bemused by where his drive got him. He’s the male sphinx as TV blabbermouth.”
–James Ellroy, GQ