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Revolution for Dummies
- By: Bassem Youssef
- Narrated by: Bassem Youssef
- Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Bassem Youssef's incendiary satirical news program, Al-Bernameg ( The Program), chronicled the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, and the rise of Mubarak's successor, Mohamed Morsi. Youssef not only captured his nation's dissent, but stamped it with his own brand of humorous political criticism, in which the Egyptian government became the prime laughing stock. In Revolution for Dummies, Youssef recounts his life and offers hysterical riffs on hypocrisy, instability, and corruption.
The Jon Stewart of the Middle East
- By Rachel - Audible on 10-17-17
Must-read for fans of political satire
Dr. Bassem Youssef has had an incredible five years fighting the rise of totalitarian politics in Egypt. For those that followed his story when it was going on, or for those who are fans of people like Jon Stewart, John Oliver, and other political satirists, this book is a great insight into the process behind the curtain, of what makes comedians useful and necessary in questioning power. Especially in the US, now that we’re in the “Make America Great Again” era, I absolutely recommend this book to everyone.