Al Franken Giant of the Senate

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum -- comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

Al Franken  Giant of the Senate

Al Franken Giant of the Senate

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum -- comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. "Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." -- Louise Erdrich, The New York Times This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Al Franken
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-30 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum -- comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. "Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I
Lies
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Al Franken
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-27 - Publisher: Penguin

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Senator Al Franken, author of Giant of the Senate Al Franken, one of our “savviest satirists” (People), has been studying the rhetoric of the Right. He has listened to their cries of “slander,” “bias,” and even “treason.” He has examined the GOP's policies
Oh, the Things I Know!
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Al Franken
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-29 - Publisher: Penguin

The classic New York Times bestseller by Senator Al Franken, author of Giant of the Senate Senator Al Franken, or Dr. Al Franken, as he prefers to be called, has written the first truly indispensable book of the new millennium. Filled with wisdom, observations, and practical tips you can put
American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 680
Authors: Jody C. Baumgartner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This two-volume set surveys the profound impact that political humor and satire have had on American culture and politics over the years, paying special attention to the explosion of political humor in today's wide-ranging and turbulent media environment. • Documents the history of political humor in the United States in
The Hill to Die On
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-09 - Publisher: Crown

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inside story of Donald Trump’s first two years in Washington as viewed from Capitol Hill, a startling account that turns “Congress into a Game of Thrones book” (Trevor Noah, The Daily Show). Taking readers into secret strategy calls and closed-door meetings from the House

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