Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 20244721151016306
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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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  • It's Hard Being Serious When You're Naturally Funny, But Harder Being Funny When You're Ted Cruiz.

    By VillaSparina
    5
    Having succumbed to severe bouts of nostalgia for a time that probably never existed, mixed with rage and depression exasperated by the combination of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and FOX News, reading "Giant of the Senate" was a boost to my immune system. In a world where I fear looking at messages on my mobile phone, this literary masterpiece gives me hope for a better tomorrow - or at least a reprieve from the knowledge that you can't fix stupid. (You still can't fix stupid, but it's a reprieve nonetheless.) If you ever read one book in you're life, read Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States." If ever read two books, "Giant of the Senate" is a nifty choice.
  • Best contemporary big time political book

    By Prideful Terrier
    5
    He can write, does the reading and tells the goddam truth. And he has a light touch. So he's already four times better than your goddam president. Buy, read, grow.
  • Liberal Trash

    By Impaler80s
    1
    Waste of money.
  • Fantastic read!

    By C.Attle
    5
    Great book from a funny and dedicated public servant.
  • Great book

    By SamaraHylton
    5
    I only read autobiographies and they often leave me drained. However, this book has humor, and lots of light moments to get me through the next four year. Favorite chapter is when he finally explained how ACA was supposed to work, and what the other party did to sabotage it.
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    3
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  • Al Frankenstein

    By KathyJ.
    5
    I learned a lot from this book about the way the Senate works and why. It was enjoyable and I'll have to say ...I wish Al Frankenstein was my Senator! I respect him which is more than I can say for most politicians!
  • Not worth it.

    By Gaddad
    1
    Total waste of time
  • Read this book

    By Mr_Beck_
    5
    Read this and Milo platypus' book in the same week... Al hits everything on the head and has the intelligence, wit, and humor to back it up. Actually being on the ground in the senate proves his statements, while Milo just whined like a baby. GREAT READ!
  • Puke

    By whatcat
    1
    Puke, he is a mindless ,puke!

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