Having just finished reading this book, I have decided to do a book review. Here is my review on “A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity” by Bill O’Reilly. Some of you may have at one time or another, out of strong interest or curiousity have seen “The O’Reilly Factor”. Now the perception of O’Reilly consists of varying opinions across the board. “He’s a straightshooter.” “He’s a moderate.” “He’s just another one of those bloviators.” “That man oozes with arrogance.” You get the point.
While many have formulated their opinion on O’Reilly, the “bold fresh guy” gets an opportunity to make a case for you, the reader, why he thinks the way he does. Over the coarse of the whole book, he explains how the different experiences in his life have formulated and shaped the philosophies and world views that he still lives by today.
Covering a broad range of topics, O’Reilly leaves no stone unturned as he highlights different experiences in his pseudobiography. Politics (of course), Fear, Evil, Power, and other various topics are discussed in this book.
Why is O’Reilly a “bold fresh piece of humanity”? This astute description wasn’t coined by O’Reilly himself, but when he was in third grade, at St. Brigid’s parochial school. Sister Mary Lurana, one of the nuns frustrated with his behavior, looked at William O’Reilly and said, “William, you are a bold fresh piece of humanity.”
As for the other reasons why O’Reilly is “bold and fresh”, you will just have to read the book and find out for yourself. I am not going to rehash every experience, as I would pretty much be rewriting the book. The book is rife with these experiences, and would be more enjoyable if you embarked on your own journey in discovering them.
After reading this book, I can say there plenty of noteworthy things I discovered about O’Reilly. His writing style is no different than the way he speaks on TV. Furthermore, he shattered my opinion on him. I originally thought of him as an arrogant moderate. Now, I understand that O’Reilly is just passionate about what he does. And he’s also an independent thinker, not a moderate.
In ending this review, I don’t think that it would be fair for you to consider reading this book based on my opinion alone. I myself would recommend this book, but the rest is up to you. Read it and see for yourself what you think. The book does an excellent job at demystifying Bill O’Reilly’s beliefs and explains the foundations that built them.