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You're Fired

The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump
Written by: Paul Begala
Narrated by: Paul Begala
Length: 9 hrs
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“You’re fired!” Donald Trump became famous bellowing those words in a make-believe boardroom. In November, tens of millions of Americans want to yell it right back at him. Yet Trump has seemed to almost defy the laws of political physics. Paul Begala, one of America’s greatest political talents, lays out the strategy that will defeat him and send him and his industrial-strength spray-on-tan machine back to Mar-a-Lago.

In You’re Fired, Paul Begala tells us how Trump uses division to distract from the actual reality of his record. Distraction, he argues, is Trump’s superpower. And this book is Kryptonite. In it, the man who helped elect Bill Clinton and reelect Barack Obama details: 

  • The special weapons and tactics needed in the unconventional war against this most unconventional politician 
  • How to drive a wedge - or, rather, a pickup truck - between Trump and many of his supporters, especially blue-collar workers and farmers 
  • Where the votes to defeat Trump will come from and how the Rising American Electorate can catch Trump flat-footed 
  • How Democrats can run on issues ranging from coronavirus and health care to the economy, as well as climate change and Trump’s long-term plan to dominate the federal judiciary 
  • There is one chapter called simply, “This Chapter Will Beat Trump”. Find out why Begala is so confident and what issue he says will sink the Trumptanic 

Full of memorable advice and Begala’s trademark wit, You’re Fired focuses on the lessons we can learn from the party’s successes and failures - and the crucial tools Democrats need to beat Trump.

©2020 Paul Begala. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Deb
  • 2020-09-08

FANTASTIC!

I learned so much from this particular book and I have read many books regarding the Trump presidency. I found this book such an easy listen because Paul Begala is an exceptional narrator making this one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have ever listened too.

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  • Stephen R Cravitz
  • 2020-08-14

The Best Guide For Democratic Victory

I cannot begin to give this book high enough praise for content and wit. It is filled with so much and delivered in a manner that made me want more.

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  • Devin
  • 2020-08-18

exactly what you think it is

a witty guide through the political strategies necessary to rebuild the prosperous nation we got used to since 2008. but girrrrl, trump got read for filth and Begala throws shade like the best of them. his trump impression is not as good as his B. Clinton, but I appreciated Begala preforming the text himself. definitely reccomend

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  • Thomas Menrath
  • 2020-08-16

Full of facts, humor & inspiration!

Highly recommended. Paul shares his deep knowledge in an honest, fair and entertaining audiobook. I loved it.

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  • Amy Buckley
  • 2020-08-18

A must read for all Americans !

Loved it and it has some amazing ideas as to how Democrats can regain this country

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  • RC Davis
  • 2020-08-23

A great read and even better listen!

Paul's energy is electric throughout this examination of 2016 and how best to chart a new course in 2020. His political brilliance is equally matched with his wit as he takes us through how we have reached our current state as a country and how we must mobilize to move forward.

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  • phoenix928
  • 2020-08-15

lost interest

got bored 1/2 way through. lost my interest. and I don't even care for tRump

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  • Kim Laragan-Uranga
  • 2020-10-11

Inspiring!

Loved this book. Loved Paul’s impersonations of Trump, Clinton etc. and loved his Catholic perspective. Extremely informative; sets the case for firing Trump and explaIns how we can become a more united nation. Thoroughly enjoyed and was inspired by this book. Proud to be a Catholic Democrat!!!

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  • 2020-09-17

Too Clever By Half

I hate to give any book that presents a critical evaluation of trump a 3-star rating, but this book was a slog. The main problem was the "oh so witty" narration. At one point, I accidentally let over a chapter play while I spoke to a neighbor and once realizing this, didn't bother to go back, as i just wanted the book to finish. Writers write. Narrators read. Sometimes it is best not to do both.