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  • Revolution for Dummies

  • By: Bassem Youssef
  • Narrated by: Bassem Youssef
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 365

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Jon Stewart of the Middle East

  • By Rachel - Audible on 10-17-17

A must read book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-21-17

This book is a live representation of all the events that Egypt went through in the last 7 years. There are great revelations of all kinds of things, missing pieces put together from the past. As a man who followed every episode by Basem, i was able to put all his previous episodes into context. I rewatched many episodes just to try sense what he is feeling at that time. Although i believe Basem has gave enough criticism to all parties, though he would disagree with the word criticism according to his book, okay jokes, he did not tackle all issues freely as he did with the muslim brotherhood. I was looking for more on the current rulers of Egypt and the military coup.