Patrick M. Andendall
Fact Over Fiction Publishing (2018)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (1/19)
“Deliverance from Stupidparty Land: How to Eradicate the Destructive Forces Destroying American Democracy” is the third book in the Stupidparty series by the author Patrick M. Andendall. The first book is “Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy.” The second book in the series is “Who is Jeb!!!: Birth of Stupidparty.” In case you are wondering, the author considers the Stupidparty Disciples as the bigoted 67% of the GOP voters. Andendall writes, “The Republican Party has nothing, it is intellectually and morally dead, it survives in zombie form only.” He backs up his claims with extensive research, which he includes much of in links to news articles.
At a glance, “Deliverance from Stupidparty Land” looks like it could be a textbook for a social science type of course. It is colorful, with lots of links and graphs. However, the writing is more relaxed, and easier to read than a textbook. The author also writes from a first-person perspective. A wide range of topics are covered, from Christianity to abortion to climate change, and the list goes on. I would have to write a book to name them all!
While I had a paperback copy, I was able to access it in Kindle format through my Kindle Unlimited. This completely change my reading experience because I could easily click on the citations and the links to immediately look up the referenced information. My favorite chapter was the second one, which covered “101 Myths and More.” I used my Kindle for this one so that I could look up the references to the links that interested me most. I believe that this is the most extensively referenced book that I have even seen.
Andendall reports that he didn’t write this book to try to change the minds of voters, rather he wrote it to help provide information for his readers to be able to do so. I completely agree that the target audience for this book is for liberals. Because of the way that the information is presented, a GOP voter would be completely turned off and find it offensive. I do not recommend giving this as a gift to one, because it will quickly be used as kindling. As someone who is moderate, I appreciate the impressive amount of information presented but found the harsh delivery a bit off-putting.
I do believe that “Deliverance from Stupidparty Land: How to Eradicate the Destructive Forces Destroying American Democracy” by Patrick M. Andendall would make a perfect gift for the audience that is targeted. As for me, I do feel a great deal more informed because of the impressive amount of information presented and I like having access to and being able to use it as a reference. Readers will find themselves engaging in critical thinking skills while reading this title!