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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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LMAO

What made the experience of listening to The New New Rules the most enjoyable?

You can be either party and you just have set side any differences to laugh at his introspection and honesty. I'd love to meet this guy one day for coffee. Even if you don't see eye to eye on political grounds, this is made me have to repeatedly stop during my jogging because I was laughing so hard. Nice job, Bill. (I had to ding you one star on story because I'm not a Democrat.)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bill Maher.

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

Loved his delivery and genuineness.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Reality: It's hurts. Don't it?

Any additional comments?

Nope.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Didn't disappoint!

I was expecting that I would have heard most of this already, and I had -- it's a collection of material from the "New Rules" segments on Real Time. But I usually re-listen to the shows anyway because they're so good, and I always still find the jokes funny the nth time I hear them.
The key to the success of this book is that Maher is the narrator; comedians really need to read their own material.
I enjoyed it, and I think it'll be a great audiobook to have handy on my Audible app for when I want something to listen to while I do errands, etc., but am not in a situation where I want something I need to concentrate on intently. The only drawback will be trying not to laugh too hard at the voice in my head (well, in my earphones anyway) when I'm out in public.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Vulgar but not funny...too bad!

Well.....I bought the audio expecting a few laughs. At least a few, but really I thought there would be a lot. But NONE???? I was surprised and disappointed to say the least. And I will ask Audible to take the book back. I hate to lose a credit for this lame book.

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  • mitchell
  • STATEN ISLAND, NY, United States
  • 02-06-12

Maher stands and delivers

What did you love best about The New New Rules?

The way he articulates and makes sure you get the joke

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The different topics he covered

What about Bill Maher’s performance did you like?

he's just the man

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

exciting, incising, unsparingly funny.

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  • Susan
  • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • 02-04-12

indulgence

A man who says so much has no stance.
Who is he, really?
Criticism with no potential solutions offered has no value, but to anger those criticized.

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  • Nicholas
  • New Hartford, New York, United States
  • 01-16-12

New New Rules a must read

Would you consider the audio edition of The New New Rules to be better than the print version?

No

What other book might you compare The New New Rules to and why?

Bill Maher's first New rules

Which scene was your favorite?

His spot on take of conservatives

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

None in particular

Any additional comments?

Maher is on point with his New New Rules

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  • Lalania
  • Lake Point, UT, United States
  • 12-26-11

One of my best buys so far!

If you could sum up The New New Rules in three words, what would they be?

Thought-provoking, intelligent, and FUNNY. Makes you say

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

No one else could have narrated this book! Maher was perfectly himself!

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

His own wit and sarcastic humor! LOVE it!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Get your head out of your ass!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful