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The Plus

Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help
Written by: Greg Gutfeld
Narrated by: Greg Gutfeld
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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New York Times best seller 

Greg Gutfeld wants to be your new guru, and he hates himself for it. 

Before Greg Gutfeld was a Fox News star and a New York Times best-selling author, he was a self-help writer for health magazines who had no idea what he was talking about. But now, after years of experience, he finally feels qualified to guide people on the journey of life - call this book punishment for his sins and a huge reward for you! 

In The Plus, Greg teaches you how to brainwash yourself into better behavior, retaining the pluses in your life and eliminating the minuses. His approach to self-help is simple and perfect for cynics; it’s not about positive thinking in the short term, it’s about positive being in the long term. With tough love and more than a little political incorrectness, he delivers sage wisdom such as: 

  • If you aren’t getting happier as you’re getting older, you’re doing it wrong. 
  • Resist the media’s command to expand destructive narratives. 
  • If you’re in the same place you were three years ago, wake up. 
  • Don’t tweet when drinking. 

Modern life grows emptier and emptier as society becomes increasingly polarized, and even those who don’t subscribe to New Age beliefs are seeking comfort and meaning. In The Plus, Greg shows how skeptics too can advance themselves for the betterment of their lives and the healing of their communities. 

©2020 Greg Gutfeld. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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loved it

loved it, so easy to listen to, Greg is entertaining and add life to his reading

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  • Nichelle Metcalfe
  • 2020-08-02

Classic Greg!

I wanted to see what this book is all about. Greg reading Greg. It’s like a private reading. Greg is a snark king and I love his fun way of putting the turbulent current climate in a different perspective. He has a valid point. When you see something, how do you react? Plus or Minus. His take on cancel culture is spot on. People react too fast to things they see online. They don’t give themselves any time to research it, get the whole story and then process. Instead they react! Not always in a deserved manner. I loved this book so much that I am going to read his other books!

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  • shellfish and I
  • 2020-07-30

Guide to a happier life?

Loved it. Good thoughts and steps to make your life full of more pluses than minuses. First self help book I have read all the way. i think I do a lot of this and this is still the first self help book that left me with some ideas to make my life have even more plus than minus. If more people did these things I think they would feel happier in their life.

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  • anonymous
  • 2020-08-01

Definitely a Plus!

I was either thinking or smiling or both the whole time. I know I’ll continue to think (and smile) for some time to come. Greg, thank you! And this will deserve at least a second listen.

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  • Emily Rodriguez
  • 2020-07-30

I’m think I’m a plus now well maybe.

This is the latest of Greg Gutfeld’s books and just like all the others I could not stop listening. It was smart and innovative and had me thinking and laughing through out the book. Like Greg I’m very cynical and been know to be a little negative so I’m going to try and take his advice and be a plus because well it sounds like a good idea. Bottom line this is a great book .

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  • lisarae
  • 2020-08-08

Good stuff!

I am such a huge fan of Greg Gutfeld and loved hanging out with him for 4+ hours as he took twists, turns, went down rabbit holes, digressed and all the usual Greg stuff. I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in being a better American and of course, a better person. He is so easy to relate to and I love that he doesn't take himself so seriously. I'm just sorry it wasn't a longer book but it may have been his devious plan all along...I now have to listen to everything he ever wrote! Thanks Greg!

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  • Cat
  • 2020-08-04

minimal content, terrible audio

Rambling.self indulgent, as if it were 2 days of jotted notes spoken in his kitchen. I hoped to enjoy the book and gain just a couple practical tips. But pretty much found only the one we alrady knew. This is my plus as I hope to alert potential buyers to a possible disappointment. Or perhaps the cauthor will read this and not just phone in the next book.

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  • Gary C.
  • 2020-07-29

Silence spoken

Federal Tax revenues is American citizen blood sweat and tears. Our legislators consume and spend the working class hard earned dollars without considering the personal work ethic and desire of the populous to take care of themselves and their families. One citizens perspective. Here’s how to fund a recovery during and post COVID-19. 1. Tax credit for those 65 and older, disabled citizens, and veterans as follows; dollar for dollar on all tax deferred savings for major home improvements, new vehicle purchase, mortgage and equity loan pay offs. New home purchases with pre-tax savings accounts and retirement accounts, no penalty and no taxes collected for the use of those funds. 2. Pre-tax Infrastructure investments in private equity opportunities such as toll road, and bridges; that produce non-taxable dividends and withdrawals 3. Tax credits for Energy production solar for home and business products. 4. Any hours worked over 40 hours per week for non-exempt employees is non-taxable. 5. All spending incentives options sunset in 2 years. 6. Flat tax 15% starting when income exceeds 50k. 7. 100% tax credit for donations to Medicaid, medical research for disease cure and treatments, religious donations specifically for assistance for those in need. Problem solved. If you have to ask why and how this will bring our economy raging back you don’t work for a living and you simply spend other people’s money. The difference between working people and politicians is one set produces products and services and lives on a budget based on necessities the other spends others peoples monies without considering restraints and budget be damned. Federal and State spending budgets need to be approved line item by line item by referendums by the people as the Legislatures of the State and Federal government have proven unworthy and irresponsible. Work ethic, responsibilities, family and faithfulness is the American way. Think about it.....in a Plus way. The boos was awesome

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  • Dixie Glynn Heckenlaible
  • 2020-08-03

Great book

Wonderful book by Greg Gutfeld. Listened to it straight through while at work. It really was like having my own personal half day Greg Gutfeld experience. I always enjoy his insights.

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  • C Sharp
  • 2020-07-31

Not for me

I did like that he narrated himself, but that's where it ended. I didn't finish the book. After 45 minutes I had listened to the preface and most of the introduction and decided to return it. If you like the Greg Gutfeld Show, you'll probably like this book. He's the same angry sounding, sarcastic, negative, smart ass he is on the show. I couldn't make it through to get to the actual book after listening him tell readers "don't skip to the next chapter cheapskate", "if you don't buy this book, how am I ever going to have a mattress castle?" I'm done.

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  • Timothy Clancy
  • 2020-07-29

his worst so far

it is literally just a self help book written in a different fashion. his worst book yet.

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