Imagine if one day, a la The Truman Show, you woke up to find that everything you believed was the result of a careful manipulation of your life by someone else? What if much of what you believed was a lie?
Well, for you, that day has arrived. In an age dominated by 'Spin', you're about to discover that the best spin campaigns of all are the ones you never knew about.
In the most politically-incorrect book ever published in this country, journalist Ian Wishart rounds up a herd of sacred cows - demolishing Richard Dawkins, sideswiping the anti-smacking lobbyists, skewering the social engineers and exposing the elites who want your taxes and your children while they laugh all the way to the bank like perverse Pied Pipers...
If you are after a soft, leisurely debate, this is the wrong book. If you are after a politically-correct read that won't challenge you or your beliefs, this is the wrong book. Eve's Bite is a book for grown-ups who enjoy a good argument and like to read the evidence for themselves. Is Ian Wishart wrong or right, or somewhere in between? You be the judge.
A #2 bestseller and top five humanities seller for the past six years, are you brave enough to read Eve's Bite?
"I bought the book the day it came out. I have introduced so many people to it who have subsequently bought its unreal. Best book of the last decade, maybe last 50 years. Quote me. Regards, Bill McCarthy (Best selling NZ Author 2000)
"Love your new book Eve's Bite, have had opportunity to read various chapters and am finishing this in full but it is powerful and so timely. I share your thoughts on these matters entirely" - EO, lawyer
"Brilliant book mate. Send me 20" - RM, Auckland
"Wow!! I am still reeling at the implications this book lays out of what our society is blindly letting happen. I will be recommending and passing this book around. Thoroughly stimulating and well researched book." D L Reurich
"Have already read the book, amazing, eye opening, very impressive and not a little scary" - PP, Christchurch
"By accident I picked up a copy of Eve's Bite (well displayed at Whitcoulls). CONGRATULATIONS ON A WELL WRITTEN AND THOUGHT PROVOKING BOOK." NW, university lecturer
"Thanks for a stimulating read" - PS, Wanganui
"Congratulations on your latest book and saying what has been needed to be said for a very long time. I wish I had enough cash to provide each politician with a copy as well as all the teachers here in Wanganui - this is a must-read book!" - CJ, Wanganui
"We would like to order a further four copies... Thank you for informing us of what is happening in this crazy world of ours. Please go on doing your excellent research and keeping us in touch" - JH, via email
"Finished book, words fail me, it is marvellous!" - Ingrid
"Congratulations on Eve's Bite. Hugely worrying - I think the lights are dimming over the West - but a tour de force. Excellent" - Amy Brooke, author & columnist
"Ian Wishart's new book Eve's Bite arrived by courier today...advance copy...looking good so far. Can't wait till the embargo is lifted." - whaleoil.co.nz
"I started reading Eve's Bite last night and have finished over half of it...well worth reading. I certainly recommend it and look forward to discussing it when I finish it." - CB
"My copy has arrived. It's one of those books that is easy to jump randomly around, reading bits and pieces. It's going to annoy lots of people." - ZT
"OK, OK I capitulate. My mates are all talking about the book and my dearest is nagging me, so I had better go and buy it. Congrats--and thanks, in advance, for your labours." - JT
"For those who have asked what books are on the other side of Dawkin's book, I'd recommend (most recently) Eve's Bite by Ian Wishart or The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel" - post on a US website
"I'm presently reading your "Eve's Bite". It's explosive, or would be if it can penetrate New Zealander's astonishing complacency." - CR, Dunedin
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
"He self-proclaims this new morsel to his repertoire as, "the most politically incorrect book" in New Zealand. He is absolutely right. While the mainstream news media is forced to meet its news quota on a daily basis, sometimes merely touching on the main points of a hurriedly-compiled report, Wishart has taken his time compiling a frighteningly well-researched book.
"His study calls to account some of the less-than-savoury elements of not just New Zealand but the entire Western world's increasingly liberal morals and politics. He covers abortion, teenage sexual education, the impact of radical Islam at our doorstep, homosexuality, genetic testing and more.
"One of his concerns is the Government's use of state education to nurture and encourage tolerance of some of the abovementioned topics. He also muses whether today's sexual freedom is actually as liberating as one might think. Perhaps muse is not the right word; before you get ready to write him off as one man with bigoted opinions, take the time to digest the facts he presents.
His research is deep and thorough. How many times has anyone caught themselves before making a comment in public that may be construed as racist, sexist, conservative or homophobic? There is an apparent undercurrent of fear in this country but Wishart dares to speak out and speak loudly.
"As a fairly liberal thinker myself (apparently this is to be expected as I am a Gen-Xer who has gone through the aforementioned education system), I was shocked to find myself not only agreeing with a lot of what Wishart says, but felt a new sense of awakening - the fire in the belly sort of stuff - protesting, opining and the rest. I have been compelled to mention this book at every social occasion I have been to recently because Eve's Bite is so deliciously full of juicy conversation starters.
"Prepare to be surprised and shocked. Wishart may ruffle a few feathers but his arguments are fair as his evidence proves. If you are looking for a stimulating mental challenge, or a cause to fight for, Eve's Bite will definitely satisfy" - Jo Beresford, Times-Age