Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Book Summary

#1 New York Times Bestseller
"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
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.

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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  • Laughing hard

    By Manolete1946
    This book is a hilarious recount of the senators career-he writes well and very funny.Also he is very honest (see no help from Obama) and one can learn quite a bit.the content overall is serious but every 10 pages I burst out laughing.As he is moving up in the senate there is a good chance that he will be one of the most influential players in Washington-just hope he stays Al Franken.
  • Keeping Hope Alive!

    By Petrov19
    Great read...great insight...and the ending is brilliant!
  • Loved this book

    By Kaykaskor
    Very enlightening! Great writing!
  • Loved it

    By Bseveritt
    I learned a lot from this book. Read it and make up your own mind. A very smart man in my opinion.
  • Great, as usual

    By Dudedrum
    Won't bore you with my opinion of the book. It's great. Will say that you should be required to purchase (and hopefully read) the book before being allowed to review it.
  • Terrific!

    By TA mn
    Hilarious and insightful look into Washington politics. I could not put it down.
  • Outstanding

    By Homida Homida
    I agree with the other reviewer: you should not be able to rate a book without buying it. Just ignore the sheep leaving one star reviews and read this funny and insightful book by our smartest Senator.
  • Giant of the senate

    By Jim Blackburn
    He's smarter than I thought. Good read.
  • Loved This Book

    By Dsg357
    Al Franken's like ability is only outshone by his integrity.
  • Glad he found the time

    By egearing
    It's awesome that a man of the people was able to put some time aside from helping constituents so he could write a book about helping his constituents, or whatever. Hope he finds more time for similar to keep from making more mistakes as senator. Good luck!

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