Andrew Breitbart’s memoir, the New York Times best- seller, “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World,” (which has just been released in paperback with a new chapter covering the Weinergate affair), will mean as much to those who knew him as it will to those who would’ve liked to. For the many who Andrew considered friends and colleagues, his memoir is a kind of keepsake of both his voice and mind, which come to life on most every page. Best of all, the book captures the many sides of Andrew, who was a complicated man in the very best sense of that word.
Andrew was one of those rare beings who truly was everything he seemed to be to everyone: the merry prankster, the fierce warrior, the loyal friend, the devoted family man and, of course, a genius. He was also a man of many talents, one of his talents being to bring all those characteristics together at once, which is something that frequently occurs throughout “Righteous Indignation.”
Much of the story represents Andrew’s emotional and intellectual journey - from a “pop culture-infused wannabe hipster” to the bete noire of what he accurately refers to as the “Democrat-Media-Complex.” Because Andrew was incapable of telling a lie, at times the book reads like a confessional, as though he’s sitting across from you over a glass of wine and telling you who he is. This isn’t an accident, by the way. This was a conversation Andrew wanted to have with everyone he knew, and he wanted to know everyone.