Stupid White Men - And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

by Michael Moore | Other |
ISBN: 0141011904 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elhamisabel of Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on 5/1/2004
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Saturday, May 01, 2004
I liked it. Michael Moore knows how to give his opinion in a funny way.

Journal Entry 2 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Unfortunately this bookrig has been stalled. Please have a look at this replacement copy for further information.

Thank you maupi!



----------------------------------
This will be made into a bookring together with Dude, Where Is My Country?

List of participants (in shipping order)

1. duza-kaluza (Poland) --> rec. 18.5.
2. hank-chinaski (Germany) --> rec. 8.7.
3. JudithBK (Germany) --> rec. 6.8.
4. Loeweneckerchen (Germany) --> rec. 7.11.
5. loribee (UK)
6. SBG2201 (UK)
7. fflloorr (Portugal)
8. bookmanu (Portugal)
9. syrinpt (Portugal)
10. maupi (Netherlands)
11. Nightstar (Belgium)
12. martinburo (Germany)
13. teff42 (Germany)
14. alma2 (Poland)
15. AbbyR (USA)

I'm sorry, the ring is closed for now.

Journal Entry 3 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Send it to duza-kaluza on May 11.

Journal Entry 4 by duza-kaluza from Santiago, Región Metropolitana Chile on Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Got it in the mail yesterday along with 'Dude, where's my country?'. Thanks elhamisabel for starting this bookring. I'm looking forward to seeing if Michael Moore is as good in writing as he is in film.

Journal Entry 5 by duza-kaluza from Santiago, Región Metropolitana Chile on Friday, June 25, 2004
I'd like to thank elhamisabel for setting up this bookring. It's a good time for people to read what Michael Moore has to say since he's been a major figure in the media these days.
I'd also like to congratulate Michael Moore on winning the Palm d'Or at Cannes last month. Today is the premiere in the USA. I'm ever so curious as to how the average American will react to it.

Within the first chapter of this book I was steaming mad! How has this all come to be? Why as a citizen of the USA, I feel like an alien when I visit the country I grew up in? Thank you Mike for having the balls to voice these issues and giving us a big wake up call.
I have to quote the last paragraph of the epilogue: "George Orwell had it pegged when he wrote 1984. What most people remember from that book is 'Big Brother'. But even more relevant today is the part about how The Leader needed to have 'a permanent war.' He needed to keep the citizens in perpetual fear of the enemy so they would give him all the power he desired. The people wanted to live, so they gave up their freedoms and their liberties. Of course, the only way this could happen is if they were truly convinced that the enemy was everywhere, anywhere, and that they could die at any moment."


Journal Entry 6 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, July 08, 2004
Came with the mail couple of minutes ago, along with the other one (Dude...), and I'm already well into the introduction chapter where Moore reveals some interesting background details on the trouble he had getting the book published. Tell you what, I'm gonna like this one!

Journal Entry 7 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
If I had to sum up my impressions of reading the book in just one sentence, I guess it might be this: Yes, America is the Land of the Brave, and it's people like Michael Moore who are proof of this.

Ironically, this book, that for patriotic reasons the publishing house did not want to see printed, turns out to be the most patriotic book you could think of. But it's patriotism stems from a deep devotion to the American constitution rather than from obedience to the powers currently in charge of the country, and that's exactly what makes this book so very convincing: No matter if you agree or disagree with Moore's reasoning, if you believe or question the evidence he produces, you will all the same have to deal with this apparent gap between the moral standards of the constitution and the actual state of the nation.

Now all this sounds pretty serious, and sure enough it is. But Moore is so extremely funny, chances are you'll laugh your ass off while reading the book. Never knew a political book could be pure solid entertainment, but here it is!

The chapters I enjoyed best are "Kill Whitey" and "The End of Men", probably because the subjects they refer to, racism and sexism, are major problems not only in America, but in good old Germany as well.

Finally, I also learned some appealing new words (such as "not giving a rat's ass for something"). Good thing to have it read in the original language, I can hardly see how this book could be adequately translated into German.

Will be sent on to the next fellow bookcrosser in the list together with the "Dude" book as soon as I finished that one.

Journal Entry 8 by JudithBK from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, August 06, 2004
The foreword alone made me feel sick - well, maybe this was the case because I was reading it while riding the bus :-) I'll send them on as soon as I've finished reading them.

Vom Vorwort ist mir schlecht geworden... Kein Wunder, habe es verkehrt rum sitzend im Bus gelesen :-) Sobald ich durch bin, schicke ich sie weiter.

Journal Entry 9 by Loeweneckerchen from Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, November 07, 2004
Letzte Woche gut angekommen. Bin mal gespannt ...

Journal Entry 10 by elhamisabel from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Unfortunately this bookrig has been stalled. Please have a look at this replacement copy for further information.

Thank you maupi!

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.