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by Joel Engel,John Ratzenberger

Free eBook We've Got it Made in America: A Common Man's Salute to an Uncommon Country download ISBN: 1931722846
Author: Joel Engel,John Ratzenberger
Publisher: Center Street; 1 edition (October 11, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics and Government
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Despite his résumé as an actor (Cheers, Superman, TheEmpire Strikes Back), Ratzenberger sees himself as a blue-collar everyman and identifies more closely with the factory workers he interviews on his Travel Channel cable TV show, John Ratzenberger's Made in America than he does with the "Hollywood elite.

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Ratzenberger co-authored We've Got it Made in America: A Common Man's Salute to an Uncommon Country

Ratzenberger co-authored We've Got it Made in America: A Common Man's Salute to an Uncommon Country. ISBN 1-931722-84-6), published in 2006. In 2010, Ratzenberger became affiliated with and now represents the Center for America (formerly the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice) to further develop his work and increase awareness about the skilled worker shortage facing the United States and the changes needed to positively impact and increase the number of skilled workers. He joined as a board member in 2010.

The host of the Travel Channel's "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" presents a collection of thought-provoking essays on what makes America the great nation that it is today.
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Sadaron above the Gods
A great book. Funny parts, serious parts. I wish the world was like John wishes it to be, it would be a better place. Fun to read, and easy to read. I wish that every body loved this country as John does.
Ballagar
I have been a huge fan of the Made In America TV series, so I was very excited to learn about this book. I was not disapointed. This should be required reading in every High School and for every American. It's a wonderful look at our country and what makes us great. I plan on getting the "on/off switch" set up for my cable tv this weekend. My kids are going outside! John has my vote for Emperor!
Doulkree
This book is a must read for anyone who loves America and embraces traditional American values like hard work.
Jaberini
I wish I had read all the reviews before buying this book. At least I bought a used copy. As another reviewer wrote, this book starts off very well and I looked forward to more stories about workplaces and life in general across the US. He even wrote that not all workplaces are "happy" environments for the workers. And just as things were getting interesting, the book turned into a Fox News Rush Limbaugh rant. And after the first chapter of this, I understood his perspective but from then on, it kept getting worse with even more of the same. He obviously loves the idea of US as world's policeman even though we cannot afford this and at least points out the hypocrisy of our wars for "freedom" while ignoring places like Africa. He also criticizes Bush for illegal immigration (but that is a Fox News stance, too). And that affects our jobs and livelihoods.
There are some self-contradictions as well. He praises the "garage shops" of years past where father and son would work on "projects" and some businesses actually got their start. And then later he curses pack-rat syndrome where we accumulate so much especially in our garages. But then he does not acknowledge the change (in how it got this way or his point of view in the book).
In a few places he does make good points. But this was more like buying a CD and only getting one good song while the rest suck. Check this one out at the library, skim for the good parts, and watch the show (which is great).
Arihelm
Other reviewers may causticly write that John Ratzenberger's new book is a rant, or that he sounds like Rush Limbaugh. It is as if conservative thoughts are to be kept to yourself, and to write about them is to commit some kind of crime! In fact, I find this collection of essays to be very thought provoking and well written. Ratzenberger has spent the last few years touring American cities while filming a TV series, and has come into personal contact with Americans from all walks of life. Ratzenberger's thoughts are generated from real life experiences as he interviews and interacts with hard working Americans like you and me. Far from being a pointy-headed intellectual, his writing strikes me as common sensical, the kind of logic we might all agree with if we were able to let down our currently popular notions of political correctness. His essays show a man struggling to understand American values of yesterday and today, in the context of current world events. I applaud his ability to articulate his thoughts on common sense, perspective, moderation, and character. I enjoyed the book very much.
Umi
sitting down with this book in Borders today was like being released from prison.

the prison of constant left-wing indoctrination from the media.

you become hypnotized with the same rhetoric over and over.

it's like being swallowed up by a avalanche.

and then, you sit down with someone like John and pick anywhere

in his book and like magic, the avalanche melts and the mind clears refreshingly. i would vote for this man for president in a heartbeat.

thanks John for speaking out.
Macage
John blends his background, humor, facts and common sense opinions into a must read book. To get this kind of perspective from someone in the entertainment industry is refreshing to be sure.
thank you. the book arrived on time, and the packaging was very good too.