The O'Reilly Factor for Kids

Version: Abridged
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Narrator: Rick Adamson
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Relationships
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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There's no one more blunt, more opinionated, or more outspoken than the average teen. Except, of course, Bill O'Reilly, veteran star journalist, anchor of the most watched cable news program on TV, New York Times bestselling author, husband, father of two and former teacher.

In his latest book, O'Reilly talks straight to the readers most likely to appreciate his direct style -- teens. To be sure he's addressing their most pressing concerns, he responds to actual letters from kids who tune in to his radio and TV shows regularly and collaborates with an award-winning former high school teacher and college professor Charles Flowers.

If you're a kid and you're listening to this audio, consider sharing it with your parents -- they'll understand you better.

If you're a parent and you're listening to this audio, definitely share it with your kids -- you'll sleep better.

Read by Rick Adamson

Reviews (5)

The O'Reilly Factor for Kids

Written by Karen on July 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I took this on a road trip with my teenage nephew, my two kids, and parents. It was so down to earth good advice that everyone in the vehicle listened and shared other stories. It was good for the whole family, age range of 8 - 60!!

Good book but..........

Written by Matt on January 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

My kids are still young and although on my rental list (yeah i know my own fault) it is really a good book for parents of teenagers or teens themselves. Since my kids are still under the age of 6, ended up FFW much of the book. My rent again in 8 years!

A very stupid book

Written by Cynthia McNulty on November 12th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is terrible. I am a conservative and a child therapist, and there are MUCH more helpful books on the market.

Eh ....

Written by Anonymous on January 17th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I don't know what I was looking for with this. Something witty, edgy all the while ringing with truth? I didn't find it here. Although it would likely be helpful to some, I would like to think the basics he spoke here I could teach my own children. I personally did not find this to be anything special or an interesting way to get to kids. Just my take. If you are looking for truth and entertainment, look elsewhere.

O'Reilly Factor For Kids

Written by Byron S from honolulu, HI on December 21st, 2004

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Just what I wanted for my 11 year old son and for my 30 high school students. A very good source for discussion and for perspectives in setting the foundation for our children's values.

Author Details

Author Details

O'Reilly, Bill

"Born in Manhattan and raised in the suburb of Levittown, N.Y., Bill O'Reilly had a blue-collar, ethnic upbringing common in the Northeast. He attended Chaminade High School, and spent most of his childhood playing sports and annoying teachers.

O'Reilly went on to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he wrote a column for the school newspaper and played football. In his junior year, O'Reilly was accepted into an overseas program, and studied at the University of London. He received a B.A. in history from Marist.

Upon graduation, O'Reilly began teaching at Monsignor Pace High School in a suburb of Miami. After two years, he returned to college and earned an M.A. in broadcast journalism from Boston University.

Then O'Reilly's television career began. His first stop was WNEP-TV in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. He then landed at WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he won a Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in investigative reporting. From Dallas, it was on to KMGH-TV in Denver, where O'Reilly won an Emmy for his coverage of a skyjacking. After two years in the Rocky Mountains, O'Reilly returned to the East Coast and joined WCBS-TV in New York City, where he won his second Emmy for an investigation of corrupt city marshals. O'Reilly was then promoted to the CBS network, where he reported on the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

O'Reilly's career as an anchor began at the CBS and ABC affiliates in Boston, and continued at KATU-TV in Portland, Ore., before he joined ABC News as a correspondent in 1986. While at ABC, O'Reilly appeared on The World News broadcast nearly 100 times, and received a National Headliner Award for excellence in investigative reporting for a series of expos‚s on the Bradley fighting vehicle.

In February 1989, O'Reilly took over for David Frost as the anchor of the nationally syndicated program ""Inside Edition."" Under the O'Reilly reign, the program reached its ratings zenith, and was rarely out of the top 10 in syndicated rankings. While at ""Inside,"" O'Reilly was the first national anchor to broadcast live from the scene of the riots in Los Angeles, and was named reporter of the year by the New York Crime Victims organization.

During his 20-year career, O'Reilly has reported from all over the world, including Vietnam, Kuwait, Berlin, Brazil, Australia, Japan, France, Romania and England. In addition, O'Reilly penned an opinion column in The Boston Herald for seven years, and his articles have appeared in publications such as Newsweek magazine, The New York Times and Parade magazine.

O'Reilly was accepted into the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in early 1995. He subsequently resigned from his job at ""Inside Edition,"" and prepared to go back to school by writing his first book, ""Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Murder and Television,"" which is now in its second printing.

In the spring of 1996, O'Reilly received an M.A. in public policy from Harvard, and immediately took a job as the executive producer and anchor of ""The O'Reilly Factor"" on the then-new Fox News Channel. O'Reilly lives on Long Island, and still plays touch football with childhood friends. His other hobbies include collecting American historical documents, diving, and sleeping as much as possible. "