NY Times Book Review Ignores Bestseller Blasting “Woke Culture”
Podcast legend Adam Carolla’s new book “I’m Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture” excoriates the woke crowd and all the many ways the social justice warriors have infected modern society.
As the title suggests, the book covers everything from the absurd rise of “emotional support animals,” liberals killing comedy, the excesses of the #MeToo movement, the rise in leftist struggle sessions, his personal experiences with Donald Trump, victimhood culture, and much more. The book, like all of Carolla’s prior, is laugh-out-loud funny.
Carolla describes himself as a libertarian (or as I’ve heard him put it, someone who “takes the best stuff from both sides”), but has stated in interviews that he’s become more conservative in life. Given the range of absurdities he covers, anyone “right of woke” can enjoy the book, as is evident from the eclectic group of positive reviews it’s received from everyone ranging from Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump Jr. to Patton Oswalt and Jimmy Kimmel.
The book is already a massive success, in its first week reaching the #7 spot on Bookspan, and #10 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Amazon and Barnes of Noble sold out of copies in its first day – while Costco, Target, and Walmart refused to sell it.
Despite this, the New York Times is completely ignoring the book, presumably because of its subject matter. In the Times’ “Book Review” section the featured story is about how to join Stacey Abram’s book club (for anyone who’s into that, I guess), and the three latest reviews are of books from May.
Of course, Carolla is hardly being singled out here – there isn’t even a single right-of-center book being reviewed on the “Book Review” section homepage. In a world where conservative bestsellers (or in this case, anti-leftist) far-outnumber their liberal counterparts, the Times would simply rather ignore that reality.