The No Spin Zone

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Genres: Non-Fiction, Politics
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: October 2001
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Bill O'Reilly is even madder than when he wrote his mega-bestseller THE O'REILLY FACTOR-and his fans love him even more. He's mad because things have gone from bad to worse, in politics, in Hollywood, in every social stratum of the nation. True to its title, THE NO-SPIN ZONE cuts through all the rhetoric that some of O'Reilly's most infamous guests have spewed to expose what's really on their minds, while sharing plenty of his own emphatic counterpoints along the way.

Shining a searing spotlight on everyone from Dubya to Susan Sarandon to Chyna to Dick Morris, THE NO-SPIN ZONE is laced with the kind of straight shooting commentary that has made O'Reilly the voice of middle America's disenfranchised. Examing Medicare with the same feistiness as the death penalty (which he opposes), THE NO-SPIN ZONE delivers not only his opinion, but the documented attitudes of the country's movers and shakers as well.

Regularly surpassing Larry King Live as cable TV's #1 talk show, The O'Reilly Factor is destined to capture an even wider audience over the next year as millions more viewers enter his No-Spin Zone.

Reviews (9)

Predictable

Written by Rooster on March 2nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

If you are Bill O'Reily fan like me you will like this book. The material is now dated but worth a listen.

Dated, but still engaging

Written by Anonymous on August 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Since this was published in 2001, I think, some of the events/news being discussed is dated. However, I really enjoy Bill O'Reilly, and most of the discussion items still have relevance today.

Interesting

Written by Anonymous from Joliet, IL on March 3rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found it incredibly interesting and amusing. Good listening, but makes you want to start some debate.

No spin information

Written by Howeln from Alpine, CA on June 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very informative. Some things were very eye opening. Some I had not even heard of. Of the 3 books, this is not as good, IMHO, but I still ranked it high - as it is still a good book. It is worth the time, but I would suggest one be ready for lots of details and numbers, and it seemed to start off slow.

No Spin Zone

Written by Shay Gripman on May 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Even if you don't agree with his opinion you have to admire his morality and honesty. I do agree with 95% of his positions and think he is a brilliant man. Maybe he should run for President. I would recommend this to anyone.

No Spin Zone

Written by NY'er in Exile on May 10th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Just like the TV show. He's a little arrogant, a little humorous, but easy enough to listen to. Good way to spend a few hours.

No spin zone

Written by Anonymous on January 13th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Bill is a very enthusiastic, confident man, he writes how he feels and makes no apologies for his views. It's always fun to hear who he is picking on! If you like politics, listen to this one, it'll get you thinking! Great Stuff.

Enter The No Spin Zone

Written by Keith Burke on January 3rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book by Bill O'Reilly, he gives you straight dope on Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson along with Dan Rather just to name a few. Even if you are not a fan of O'Reilly, you will enjoy this title.

No Spin Zone

Written by Byron S from honolulu, HI on December 21st, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

To the point. Much needed opinion for the high and mighty to digest, reflect and act upon. Covers too many areas. May be worth several volumes.

Author Details

Author Details

O'Reilly, Bill

"Born in Manhattan and raised in the suburb of Levittown, N.Y., Bill O'Reilly had a blue-collar, ethnic upbringing common in the Northeast. He attended Chaminade High School, and spent most of his childhood playing sports and annoying teachers.

O'Reilly went on to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he wrote a column for the school newspaper and played football. In his junior year, O'Reilly was accepted into an overseas program, and studied at the University of London. He received a B.A. in history from Marist.

Upon graduation, O'Reilly began teaching at Monsignor Pace High School in a suburb of Miami. After two years, he returned to college and earned an M.A. in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Then O'Reilly's television career began. His first stop was WNEP-TV in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. He then landed at WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he won a Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in investigative reporting. From Dallas, it was on to KMGH-TV in Denver, where O'Reilly won an Emmy for his coverage of a skyjacking. After two years in the Rocky Mountains, O'Reilly returned to the East Coast and joined WCBS-TV in New York City, where he won his second Emmy for an investigation of corrupt city marshals. O'Reilly was then promoted to the CBS network, where he reported on the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

O'Reilly's career as an anchor began at the CBS and ABC affiliates in Boston, and continued at KATU-TV in Portland, Ore., before he joined ABC News as a correspondent in 1986. While at ABC, O'Reilly appeared on The World News broadcast nearly 100 times, and received a National Headliner Award for excellence in investigative reporting for a series of expos‚s on the Bradley fighting vehicle.

In February 1989, O'Reilly took over for David Frost as the anchor of the nationally syndicated program ""Inside Edition."" Under the O'Reilly reign, the program reached its ratings zenith, and was rarely out of the top 10 in syndicated rankings. While at ""Inside,"" O'Reilly was the first national anchor to broadcast live from the scene of the riots in Los Angeles, and was named reporter of the year by the New York Crime Victims organization.

During his 20-year career, O'Reilly has reported from all over the world, including Vietnam, Kuwait, Berlin, Brazil, Australia, Japan, France, Romania and England. In addition, O'Reilly penned an opinion column in The Boston Herald for seven years, and his articles have appeared in publications such as Newsweek magazine, The New York Times and Parade magazine.

O'Reilly was accepted into the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in early 1995. He subsequently resigned from his job at ""Inside Edition,"" and prepared to go back to school by writing his first book, ""Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Murder and Television,"" which is now in its second printing.

In the spring of 1996, O'Reilly received an M.A. in public policy from Harvard, and immediately took a job as the executive producer and anchor of ""The O'Reilly Factor"" on the then-new Fox News Channel. O'Reilly lives on Long Island, and still plays touch football with childhood friends. His other hobbies include collecting American historical documents, diving, and sleeping as much as possible. "