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The Chapo guide to revolution : a manifesto against logic, facts, and reason

Format: Print Book 2018
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Instant New York Times bestseller

"Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that." --Tim Heidecker

The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated--politically, culturally, and economically--by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way.

In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don't have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described "assholes from the internet" offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate.

Learn the "secret" history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don't want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, "never before seen" drafts of Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you're a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we're in, then Chapo, let's go...
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The hosts of the leftist comedy podcast Chapo Trap House bring their caustic brand of satire to the page. The book is largely a fast-paced comic retelling of American political history that opens with a "hasty and tossed-off" overview of modern geopolitics, studded with jokes (the "most popular professions" in contemporary France, the authors explain, are "racist cartoonist, cigarette tester, blackface makeup technician") and explainer boxes ("Empires: Where Are They Now?"). From there, the authors dispense scathing critiques of "Well-Meaning Liberals" and "Knuckle-Dragging Conservatives"; the American news media; Western cultural artifacts (including The West Wing, obsessive fans of which receive an insightful critique); and the drudgery, anxiety, and alienation of work. Fans will recognize and newcomers be apprised of preferences for Thyssenkrupp elevators and against "prestige television." The deadpan delivery-mixing puns, rampant sarcasm, inside jokes, references to professional wrestling, and sincere exhortations to pursue reform-is textbook Chapo. The Chapo crew can be polarizing, and the style here risks exhausting even loyal "Gray Wolves" (as fans are known, in an ironic nod to Turkish nationalists), but they succeed in advocating "a good-humored, thick-skinned, and maybe even optimistic struggle against the world outside" to readers disillusioned with mainstream politics. Illus. Agent: Daniel Greenberg, Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Political culture -- United States -- Humor.
United States -- Politics and government -- Humor.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Other Titles Chapo Trap House (Podcast)
Contributors Biederman, Felix, author.
Christman, Matt, author.
James, Brendan (Writer), author.
Menaker, Will, author.
Texas, Virgil, author.
Language English
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index.
ISBN 9781501187285
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