This book tries to explain what makes liberals tick and it has become a bestseller

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It is an impressive achievement when any book makes The New York Times Bestseller list.

But it is remarkable when a conservative Fox News host has two serious non-fiction books climb this chart, which is usually reserved for the liberal elites.

Now this Fox News host has a new book trying to make sense of liberals, and it is selling better than anyone expected.

Jesse Watters publishes his second book

Fox News host Jesse Watters first became famous after doing his popular, “Man on the Street,” interview segments on cable news for then-host Bill O’Reilly.

During those interviews, Watters would often talk to people who claimed to be on the far left.

Now, the host has released a new book, entitled, Get It Together: Troubling Tales from the Liberal Fringe

The book sold approximately 31,200 copies in its first week, knocking off author Peter Schweizer’s book, Blood Money, putting Watters’s book at the number-one spot for sales on The New York Times non-fiction best-seller list.

Watters became a co-host on the Fox News Channel TV show The Five in 2017 and was given his own prime-time show in 2022, eventually taking over Tucker Carlson’s slot at 8 p.m. in 2023.

The personable commentator and journalist now appears on two of Fox News’ most-watched shows: The Five and Jesse Watters Primetime.

Watters’ new book is divided into 22 chapters with each one focusing on an extreme leftist, examining not just what the person believes but also how they came to believe it.

The book is published by Broadside Books and Watters says he wrote it to take on “Wokeism in a way no one else has.”

Promotional material for the book reads, “Through a series of (sometimes very) personal interviews with some of the most radical activists in the country, Watters discovered that these activists may be overlooking the most important change they need to make – within themselves.”

His first book, entitled How I Saved the World, also hit number one on The New York Times bestseller list.

An interesting view

According to Watters, he wanted to understand why certain people believe the things they do.

Part of the book reads, “I wasn’t getting close to the core: Why do people believe things? How did they end up with their worldviews? What gave them these radical ideas?”

“I set out looking to interview out-of-the-mainstream Americans. Not debate them, just listen to their life stories. I’d listen for two hours, three hours, sometimes four. What I found was that their maverick ideology was rooted in personal struggle. I’d always assume someone’s political belief system was based upon the books they’d read or the media they’d consumed. Not entirely. A big factor in a person’s policy preferences or political identity? Formative experiences in their youth,” he continues.

Watters also wrote that “many of the characters” he interviewed for the book “had experienced drugs and alcohol early” and “almost all of them had disastrous parents.”

Get It Together: Troubling Tales from the Liberal Fringe is available from Amazon and other major retailers where books are sold. 

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