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Neckbeard Uprising Paperback – 31 Jan 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (31 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482338769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482338768
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,781,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

TJ Kirk is the owner and operator of the popular YouTube channel, TheAmazingAtheist. He has amassed a following of over 350,000 subscribers who have made his channel one of the top 1000 on Youtube. TJ resides in Ohio with his wife and his vicious guard pug.

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When you buy a self-published book, you do so knowing full well that the content has not undergone the same exhaustive proof-reading and editing procedures that a traditionally-published title does. But usually you expect that the author takes enough pride in his or her work that they've re-read and checked the book for mistakes themselves. You can accept and tolerate the odd misspelt word, the kind that you wouldn't even notice if you weren't carefully checking every individual letter, stuff so minor that it never distracts the reader from the book itself.

'Neckbeard Uprising' contains so many blindingly obvious spelling and grammatical errors that I'd be tempted to say that T.J. never gave it so much as a cursory glance after he'd typed it out. This does not seem to be a case of poor spelling on T.J.'s part, in fact most of the more complex words used are spelled perfectly. It smacks more of indifference, ham-fisted typing and a complete lack of proof-reading: consisting mostly of getting letters the wrong way around (e.g. the fifth word of PAGE ONE!), words arbitrarily capitalised in the middle of sentences and, in one instance, a number 9 preceding the letter 'i' as if he'd been typing in a hurry and slipped on a key. None of the glaringly obvious mistakes in the book could've escaped TJ's notice on a second reading, yet they went to print. Speaking of print, this book ostensibly comes in at 185 pages but uses such a large font that it probably wouldn't have passed 100 otherwise.

However, I've always believed that mistakes in how its conveyed should not dampen the message of the work itself, so let's talk about content. If you follow T.J.'s work on YouTube and his smaller vlogging channels (TJDoesLife, etc.
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This book is mostly made up of the things TJ says on his channel. Like literally they are scripts from old videos, I've looked them up. There's lot of spelling mistakes and it will depress the s*** out of you. I recommend just sticking to watching the YouTube channel.
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Great book by a "great" man.
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars 12 reviews
36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Glorified Pamphlet with Typos Galore 2 April 2013
By Haberdasher King - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I don't know where to begin. Whether it's the awkward, unmusical prose, the total absence of depth, the eye-rolling stabs at humor, or the abundance of typos, this book has nothing for everyone. I mean for chrissake, the first word in the book is misspelled! If that's not a bad omen, I don't know what is.

But by far the worst offense of 'Uprising' is its sheer lack of content. Presumably to hide this fact, the font has been scaled up big-time. Each page only has about 160 words. Multiply this figure by the page count (192), and you end up with just under 31,000 words. To put this in perspective, professionally published novels typically run at 80,000 to 100,000 words. At $15, you're getting a fizzle for your buck at best. So be warned.

Now, I like TJ and will continue to watch his videos, but this book was a huge disappointment. I really hope TJ learns from this mistake and releases a better, more robust book in the future. Until then, a revised edition would be nice.
40 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such brave insight! 27 Mar. 2013
By Jake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After consuming my daily provided intake of orange-dusted snacks and Mountain Dew, I always like going online and reading about the true Amerikkkan society that our brainwashing capitalist media doesn't cover (I'm looking at you Faux News). Mr. Kirk, known by his YouTube pen name TheAmazingAtheist, delivers brave insight on the corrupt state of affairs in the United States and the facade that the Christian Right carry over all of our affairs. His message, as encapsulated within this novel, delivers a brave and euphoric message that has indeed proven controversial to the nation. Only these brave media warriors in the blogosphere can say what really goes down in the Western World; it is only with the help of nonreligious middle class white teenage boys that we can hope to educate the masses on how other demographics are the true causes of our problems. As a whole, I am enlightened by this book; not because of some phony critic's blessing, but because of, T.J Kirk's intelligence.

Shine on, you magnificient gentleman and scholar.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's what you make of it! 28 April 2013
By Daniel Rossi - Published on Amazon.com
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Because you buy this book, you have to know what to expect. If you're not a fan of TJ's youtube videos, you most likely won't enjoy it. Many of his ideas are considered radical, and although he speaks the truth (albeit his opinions most of the time), he can still be considered offensive. I personally understood and expected that, and I enjoyed the book greatly. He touches on a lot of different topics, from his personal struggles with depression, to feminism, to general politics. Despite parts where he crudely criticizes American Media, most of his speech is well-organized and sensical.
A lot of other reviews mention the blatant spelling errors. These ARE annoying, and I can't understand how they got through to publishing without anyone having proofread. However if you enjoy the content, it's easy to overlook.
So if you're a fan of TJ Kirk on the internet, I highly recommend this to you.
20 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A manifesto of manifestos. (Not for the un-educated mind) 23 Feb. 2013
By Glenn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a long time fan of the Amazing Atheist,(T.J. Kirk) I bought this book with the utmost anticipation leading up to its release. And as much as I'd like to sit here and tell you that I was disappointed due to my internal hype leading up to it, I wasn't. For those who aren't familiar with T.J., he is a popular vlogger on youtube who uses the moniker "The Amazing Atheist." The content of T.J.'s videos are largely intended to entertain while retaining a serious, often critical tone in regards to everything from current events to morality, pop-culture, ideology, etc. In his latest book "Neckbeard Uprising", T.J. stays true to form and shares his insights as well as his personal beliefs regarding many of these topics, without being overly anecdotal. I won't spoil the book for you by divulging an enormous amount of details, but If you are a fan of intellectually stimulating material, this book will not disappoint.

-9/10.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 Dec. 2015
By Adam P. Shepherd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Excellent book, though clearly its humour is lost on those that see themselves as the target :D
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