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The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass | [Bill Maher]

The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

A follow-up to the New York Times best-selling New Rules, The New New Rules delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to health care, from Republican agendas to celebrity meltdowns, with all the razor-sharp insight that has made Bill Maher one of the most influential comedic voices shaping the political debate today.
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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world.

A follow-up to the New York Times best-selling New Rules, The New New Rules delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to health care, from Republican agendas to celebrity meltdowns, with all the razor-sharp insight that has made Bill Maher one of the most influential comedic voices shaping the political debate today. With another presidential campaign on the horizon and a stellar set of real-life characters to have fun with - "New Rule: If Charlie Sheen's home life means he can't have a TV show, then I say Newt Gingrich can't be president" - this enlightening and important book may be the best thing you pretend to read all year.

©2011 Bill Maher (P)2011 Penguin

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"Of all the comic commentators, Maher is the gutsiest, boldest, and least inhibited." (The Washington Post)

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    Michael Plymouth, MA, United States 01-09-12
    Michael Plymouth, MA, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2007

    51 year old electrical engineer who's always got going, one book to inspire, another to learn and one just to escape - ok 2 just to escape

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    "Get a new beginning to the joke"

    As a segment in a show, if you say "new rule" a dozen times, it's not so grating. But for a book in which you start every new joke with "new rule", after a while you want that rule to be "no more saying - new rule". Annoying the point of distraction IMO.

    Furthermore, I simply didn't laugh much at this book!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    judith SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States 12-19-11
    judith SPRINGFIELD, MO, United States 12-19-11
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    "enlightening, hilarious"
    What made the experience of listening to The New New Rules the most enjoyable?

    If anyone else besides Bill Maher himself had read it, it wouldn't have worked. His voice is his humor and point of view.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He makes really great points about the absurdity of our political system, of religion, and how the two are unfortunately linked.


    What does Bill Maher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His tone of voice, of course, makes the jokes even more comedic, than just reading the text.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Some things he revealed about some behind-the-scenes things in our government that all of the public should be informed of


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with almost everything he says. I wish everybody in America would listen to this book. Then maybe we could progress a little bit.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bill Fleming Island, Florida, United States 05-07-13
    bill Fleming Island, Florida, United States 05-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Little or no new stuff in here"
    What did you like best about The New New Rules? What did you like least?

    I am an avid fan of Bill Maher. I was expecting more from this book. It is a word for word rehash of previous shows. If you know this going in, at least you won't be surprised.


    Has The New New Rules turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MolecularMuse Denton, TX 04-16-13
    MolecularMuse Denton, TX 04-16-13

    A Mean O' Acid

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    "Humorous but can get a bit repetitive"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    True to his show, Bill Maher uses humor to entertain while discussing various political points.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this on one of my long drives. I enjoyed the humor however I did find the use of "new rule" repetitive and on occasion mildly annoying. Aside from that it was enjoyable to listen to and I'd still recommend others give it a chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MarcusNT Chicago, IL, United States 04-08-13
    MarcusNT Chicago, IL, United States 04-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny Good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The New New Rules to be better than the print version?

    Great book. If you are a fan of the show real time then you will love this book.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Read by Maher


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Niels J. Rasmussen Edmonton, Alberta Canada 03-18-13
    Niels J. Rasmussen Edmonton, Alberta Canada 03-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Dr. Nils Rasmussen

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    "Great Material But A Little Hard To Listen To."
    Any additional comments?

    Despite the fact that the majority of the material in this book is hilarious, it is almost impossible to listen to this book for more than 20 minutes at a time. Every 10 or so words, the phrase "New Rule!" is repeated. I imagine this would actually have been a more enjoyable READ rather than an enjoyable LISTEN.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Louisville, KY, United States 03-18-13
    Shawn Louisville, KY, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013

    "Only by leaving where I am do I know where I must go..."

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    "Should of Bought the Written Version"
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bill Maher?

    Yes


    Do you think The New New Rules needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but I will much rather read it not listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    N. A. Suggs-Brigety Jackson,MS United States 02-02-13
    N. A. Suggs-Brigety Jackson,MS United States 02-02-13

    IamNASB

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    "I have it on Repeat!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The New New Rules the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I've listened to this book over and over again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jcruzort Kennesaw, GA, United States 11-05-12
    Jcruzort Kennesaw, GA, United States 11-05-12
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    "Fun, especially if you're a fan of the show"

    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.

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    Shawn Calgary, Alberta, Canada 09-03-12
    Shawn Calgary, Alberta, Canada 09-03-12 Member Since 2009
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    "A new impression when all New Rules read together"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a great listen to hear all these ideas one after the other, creating deeper meaning to the weekly quips.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The New New Rules?

    Most memorable? About being a Christian. ... or not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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