Never Play Dead

Never Play Dead

How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable

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"Fans are always asking Tomi Lahren where she gained the confidence and candor that have made her who she is: a celebrated free-speech advocate, a conservative media star, and one of the most controversial pundits in America. In Never Play Dead, Tomi cheers on anyone, especially other young women willing to speak their minds. She takes readers on a tour of the internet trolls, political correctness police, campus activists, and condescending elites who never pass up a chance to quash honest debate. And she skewers the self-esteem movement that ironically discourages people from speaking up for themselves. She tells the story of how she worked her way out of South Dakota to television fame in LA, surviving social isolation, a truly terrible boyfriend, and awful workplaces. Along the way, she was tempted to follow everyone's advice to keep quiet and bide her time, but she never did. This comes at a cost. Any time Tomi posts a video or sends out a tweet, it makes headlines. A video of a stranger throwing a glass of ice water at her and her parents went viral, and the president tweeted about it. She was fired at The Blaze because she wouldn't toe the party line. However, it's fine to lose followers as long as you never lose yourself. Whether you've been told you're not good enough by parents, lovers, frenemies, bad bosses, or social media, it's time to take Lahren's advice and fight back. Free speech isn't just saying what you want; it's hearing what you don't want to hear. Never Play Dead teaches you to shed your fear, find your inner strength, speak the truth, and never let the haters get you down."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062881946
Branch Call Number: B Lahren, Tomi LAH
Characteristics: xvii, 233 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blaze Television


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Jan 02, 2020

Because Tomi Lahren is a conservative woman, most liberals will reject this book out of hand. However, she covers important topics, especially for young women (and boys). How to hold up to criticism, how to pursue your goals, how to react in the face of negativity and outright hostile behavior. These are areas that all young people face. She is not the daughter of a rich scion, she had a very modest background. Tomi is incredibly goal driven, which has led to her many achievements at such a young age, all of which were very hard earned.

One of the best quotes in the book is: "Do not pursue your dreams. Achieve your goals!"

She wrote this book as a "how to get through life" for younger adults, rather than try to convert others to her beliefs. While she is very outspoken in her beliefs, she is clear that these are her beliefs, and welcomes discourse with others and befriending those with opposing opinions.
How few embrace this!

Tomi is active on social media and engages with anyone wiling to discuss a topic. Especially young women who are afraid to pursue their goals, voice their opinions, or are in bad relationships (as she was for years).

Sep 26, 2019

After the introduction and eight pages in I decided that this is not a book I will spend time reading.


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