"Only by leaving where I am do I know where I must go..."
Maybe, but I will much rather read it not listen to it.
"The New New Rules" Is an interesting and entertaining book but it not meant for audio listeners. You will spend most of your time listening to Bill say "New Rule" before ever paragraph he reads. It gets old....fast... I didn't realize this book is primarily a list and that doesn't work well in an audio format.
Listening to Bill Maher tell jokes in his sarcastic tone is what makes the book such a joy. He tells his jokes better than anyone else could.
I've listened to this book over and over again.
Watching the actual show is better; somehow the audience laughter and the live element makes his delivery of the "new rules" more striking. But I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book (read by Maher himself). Additionally, it contains a lot of rules that never aired. With Maher, you know what you are getting: acerbic whit, diatribes against the right and traditional values: marriage, religion, the culture of consumption, etc. Sometimes I think he has gone too far, but the challenge of great comedy has always been to give voice to unspoken truths, criticize sacred values, and push the boundaries of our tolerance. This book certainly has a lot of pushing, criticism, and truth. Enjoy.
It is a great listen to hear all these ideas one after the other, creating deeper meaning to the weekly quips.
Most memorable? About being a Christian. ... or not.
It was funny
This is a book you want to listen to in small bites, after a while it is just too much and the same basic formula. If you like the TV show you will like this.
The format is horrible. No need to repeat "New rule" every 30 seconds.
his arrogance. I agree completely with his views, but his cockiness is unbearable.
Don't say "New rule" every 30 seconds.
He is hilarious and keeps us all honest!!
I laughes soo hard, I cried!! I watch him every friday on HBO when he is in season so, I'm use to new rules. I love them!!
It was short that was the best thing and it did make me chuckle at some of those good old rules that I liked from his show.
I least liked all the old content and Bill saying "New Rules" a billion times throughout the whole book! That was kind of funny at first in a pathetic kind of way...
My head was up my ass for buying this book at full price! Well at least Bill gave Obama one million bucks for his reelection.
Stick to the standup and writing for your tv show Bill, your Movie was great! Sorry but your not a none fiction author. I still love you but stick to what your good at bud.
Sure if he put some time into writing a Real book maybe I would.
I like when the writer reads their own book, but his repeating "New Rules" over and over at first was kind of funny but sure got on my nerves quick. Even while I was baked.
Hell No! A New Rules movie? Please no... It's kind of a tv show already. Maybe a spinoff like the Cleveland Show. No!
If you like Bill Marher you might like this book when it's in the discount bin or trash.Other then that save your money during these tough times he has enough money already...
There were some great funny jokes on this book. But it was just the typical Bill Maher rampage. Witty, repetitive, wild, off-track, etc... If you can retain the good stuff out of it without getting frustrated with the junk, this book is for you.
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Look if your a Bill Maher fan then your going to like this book. However, if your not a Bill Maher fan then your not going to buy this book nomatter what, But if your like me and don't really care either way. I would advise you to save your money.The honest truth is it's really not worth it. The guy just isn't funny, deep, or charming and there is much better stuff on this site.