- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1 edition (10 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556527071
- ISBN-13: 978-1556527074
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 983,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century Hardcover – 10 Sep 2008
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"A very entertaining book." --blogcritics.org
"A very entertaining book." blogcritics.org"
"Along with pointing out why much-loved legends are asinine, Roeper isn't above going for laughs (and getting most of them)." Booklist"
"[Roeper's] hyped up on information and lays it all out there in easy-to-follow logic." Chicago Sun-Times"
"Roeper injects lots of humor and fun into his dissections and isn't afraid to get on his soapbox." Pop Syndicate
About the Author
Richard Roeper is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the co-host of Ebert & Roeper. He is the author of Sox and the City, Schlock Value, Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character Is Doomed, Urban Legends, and Hollywood Urban Legends.
Top Customer Reviews
Too bad, because "Debunked" does a nice job of explaining why 9-11 was caused by terrorists and not the US government, why casinos don't cheat (your odds of winning are so low that they don't need to), why there's no good reason to think that Princess Di or JFK, Jr were murdered, why "The Secret" is hokum, and why there is no vast left-wing conspiracy in the United States. (On the last point, my own guess is that the left wing conspirators were murdered in a vast right-wing conspirancy organized by Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Elvis, but Roeper doesn't really mention that theory, probably because he's part of the conspiracy).
Speaking of extreme American right wingers like O'Reilly and Coulter, I've always wondered why their evident love for conspiracy theories doesn't extend to traditional conservative institutions. I mean, who's to say, for instance, that America's National Rifle Association isn't a front organization for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, or that the BATF hasn't by nefarious means secured access to the NRA's computerized mailing lists?Read more ›
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