Praised by the New York Times Book Review for being persuasive and provocative, this commentary reveals in furious, funny, and ferocious strokes how Americans became sissified, soft, and scared and offers unforgettable solutions on how to snap out of it The American Sissy cocoons in a safe, virtual world Fundadome He plays with online friendsters and he plays witPraised by the New York Times Book Review for being persuasive and provocative, this commentary reveals in furious, funny, and ferocious strokes how Americans became sissified, soft, and scared and offers unforgettable solutions on how to snap out of it The American Sissy cocoons in a safe, virtual world Fundadome He plays with online friendsters and he plays with himself, anything to abate the pall of anxiety hanging over his head about everything from terrorists to spinach to air and sunshine He votes for sissy leaders who bully the world sissies in tough guy drag He s so afraid of death and illness, he doesn t really live he overmedicates himself and overprotects his kids And he s so busy preoccupied with the lives of the rich and famous that he forgets all about having a fulfilled life of his own Strausbaugh leaves no sacred cow untipped He is as nonpartisan as he is straight shooting, taking equal aim at Democrats and Republicans, gays and straights, PETA fanatics, and the Christian right But all is not lost Sissy Nation offers modest proposals for getting back the gumption that made this culture great.
Sissy Nation How america became a nation of wimps simps and wussies Praised by the New York Times Book Review for being persuasive and provocative this commentary reveals in furious funny and ferocious strokes how Americans became sissified soft and scared and of
Strausbaugh s Sissy Nation is one of those books that speaks to a lot of the ideas I have about life in the United States There s a quote on the back from John Leguizamo, Very Funny It hit me where it hurts I feel unmanly now Sissy Nation is funny, but I don t necessarily think humor is Strausbaugh s intent I hear the same outrage in his writing that I feel looking around at what can very appropriately be called all the sissies and sissified behavior in this country It s the same outrage I feel [...]
Sissy Nation refers to the end of empire, specifically to the end of the American Empire Strausbaugh is quick to point out that much of the western world isn t far behind in the unraveling of the personal integrity, individualism and gumption that made America great He stresses that the ideals of America are sound, and that they have served as an excellent model upon which to build a nation, but that the average American s dependence upon virtual reality, consumer goods and branding, escape, and [...]
So, sometimes I like a good political rant This book appealed to the same part of my brain that likes South Park You laugh, but you re not always comfortable about doing it There was one part of the book that was memorable for me As someone who works with college students and their parents I really appreciated the author s position that helicopter parent doesn t really cover it He opted for calling them Curling parents after the sport he credits in the book that this is not his original concept [...]
I got the idea to read this from the C SPAN2 book channel airing a 45 minute slot of the author promoting the book and why he wrote it A bit low brow but it has some good points C SPAN2 Link with Video
Quick and easy read 167 pages , although the messages Strausbaugh delivers are not quick or easy It s a nice little wake up call if you re not into heavier, philosophical works on the decline of civilization.
WIHTOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ RECCOMEND THIS TO EVEDYONE THAT WILL LISTEN TO ME AMERICA ERALLY IS BECOMING A NATION OF SISSIES SHAKE THE GROUP THINK , PICK UP YOUR SKIRT AND STOPWHINING ABOUT EVERYTHING.