If you're a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even for you most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America's finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot at the heart of the Republican Congress.
And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn't do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called "failed" states, but because his countrymen evidently failed to listen.
In any case, enjoy the book.
©2005 Al Franken; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
"Franken and his research team return to what they do best: detailing allegations and accusations being spread by right-wing pundits and then debunking them point-by-point." (Publishers Weekly)
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I love my Senator and I l think his work is amazing for it's painful truth. I am always a big fan of the author narrating his own works, and this is no exception - Al is a terrific author and truly passionate when he reads his work. The only problem is, the truth hurts! It can get a bit depressing after a while so you may want to listen to it in small parts. Like "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" the reality of the work can be depressing, so pace yourself. But don't let my word of caution fool you - this is a must-listen, for anyone wondering "what the heck happened during those years?"
A no nonsense book about the horrendous lies the Bush administration told and kept on believing until the very end... even when everyone else knew it was all bulls**t. Oh and it's funny!
I honestly write these reviews in a spirit of sharing and helpfulness. I have no idea why I always end up sounding so snotty...
I love Al, but this book is dated. Unless you're the type who enjoys last week's newspaper, I can't recommend it.
Great listen. I truly enjoy Al's books and especially his narrations. I'd like to know when he developed the last chapter. Prescient?
I didn't realize I wanted to spend 8 hours listening to a dated retelling of the 2004 election, but apparently Audible thought I did. Thanks for the recommendation! It was great rehashing recent politics and hearing jokes about obscure political figures I'd forgotten about or perhaps had never heard in the first place. I stopped listening after about an hour.
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