A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

eBook - 2008
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One day in 1957, in the third-grade classroom of St. Brigid's parochial school, an exasperated Sister Mary Lurana bent over a restless young William O'Reilly and said, "William, you are a bold, fresh piece of humanity." Little did she know that she was, early in his career as a troublemaker, defining the essence of Bill O'Reilly and providing him with the title of his brash and entertaining issues-based memoir.

In his most intimate book yet, O'Reilly goes back in time to examine the people, places, and experiences that launched him on his journey from working-class kid to immensely influential television personality and bestselling author. Readers will learn how his traditional outlook was formed in the crucible of his family, his neighborhood, his church, and his schools, and how his views on America's proper role in the world emerged from covering four wars on five continents over three-plus decades as a news correspondent. What will delight his numerous fans and surprise many others is the humor and self-deprecation with which he handles one of his core subjects: himself, and just how O'Reilly became O'Reilly.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767930963
0767930967
Characteristics: x, 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Call Number: eBook

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elliottcampbell
Jun 09, 2016

Like him or loath him, O'Reilly is the dominant cable news personality in the United States, his week night show, 'The O'Reilly Factor' being the highest rating cable news show for some 15 years. This book is not an autobiography as such, although it does include some material about his life and upbringing. It is mostly an explanation of how his views and personality developed, set in the context of his life. No matter your personal views on the man and his stance on issues, this does give insights into O'Reilly.

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