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  • Al Franken

    Updated with more on the real race in 2000! First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office... Why Not Me? ...chronicles the dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Meet the president as a young man. Witness the Franken campaign in its infancy, as the candidate pledges "to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side." Go behind the scenes and meet Team Franken, the candidate's brain trust: including brother and deputy campaign manager Otto, a...read more

  • Al Franken

    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...read more

  • Al Franken

    Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them…a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a 'bitterly funny assault' (The New York Times) that rang 'with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet' (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.Because after Lies, comes The Truth….Al reveals the alarming story of how: • Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of 'fear, smear, and queers,' and then claimed a nonexistent mandate • Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make 'a great political issue' • Conservatives sought to undermine...read more

  • Al Franken

    For the first time since his bestselling RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A BIG FAT IDIOT, Franken trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene. Now, the 'master of political humor' (Washington Post) destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media and exposes how the Right shamelessly tries to deceive the rest of us. No one is spared as Al uses the Right's own words against them: not Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, the entire Fox network nor the Bush administration. This is the book Al Franken fans have been waiting for (and his foes have been...read more

  • Al Franken

    A Grammy(R) nominee. The bestselling author and Emmy(R)-winning television star guides graduates across the uncertain seas of post-academic life. Inspired, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud...read more