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The New New Rules Audiobook

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

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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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    Me & My Girls 03-13-15 Member Since 2017
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    "New Rules Everyone; New Rules"

    A compilation of many of the New Rules segments from his HBO show Real Time. The liberal Commentator and extremely religulous (I probably spelled that wrong) man gives a broad view of rules that need to be enacted; at least for a little while. His attacks combine politics and humor; intentional humor as opposed to the accidental humor exhibited by the politicians and news commentators. Liberals, or anyone who despised the Bush/ Cheaney administration and enjoys the heretical joy of piercing the sanctimony of organized religion will enjoy this one.
    For those of you who practice religion on a regular basis or support conservative politics if you don't already know Bill Maher trust me you'll hate it and probably him.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Niels J. Rasmussen 03-18-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Material But A Little Hard To Listen To."
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    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.

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    NVML 01-09-12
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    "Almost as good as watching the show"
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    Reading this book is probably fine -- but why not listen to Bill Maher make Bill Maher's comments? Nobody can adequately approximate his tone of voice when reading. Listening to this was a real pleasure

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    Thomas Mailloux New Jersey, USA 12-29-11
    Thomas Mailloux New Jersey, USA 12-29-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "Sarcasm from a master"
    What made the experience of listening to The New New Rules the most enjoyable?

    There is a lot of humor. Dark humor, often, but still funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    does not apply


    What about Bill Maher???s performance did you like?

    Bill read the rules as if he werre performing on his HBO show.


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

    2 sittings did it for me.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've seen HBO's Real Time weekly comedy you are aleady familiar with Bill's New Rules. There is nothing new here but maybe you've forgotten or missed something. It is worth the time to listen.

    If you have not seen Real Time but are a fan of Maher you are in for a treat. Bill delivers exquisite timing in his social and political humor.There is often irreverant wisdom underneath the humor and you can learn from him.

    Worth the listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 04-04-12
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Comic Genius"

    Maher is great and brings up some great points. Just wish people took comedians seriously sometimes. Anyone who listens would have to agree with most of his philosophies otherwise, they are probably just being ignorant and close minded. Very funny and educational at the same time. Him saying New Rule a thousand times might be annoying to some but what's more annoying are the people Maher makes fun of!

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    Amazon Customer Houston, Tx United States 07-31-17
    Amazon Customer Houston, Tx United States 07-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    Loved it but some of the rules were repeats. it was still a great listen

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    R. Friedman 02-01-17
    R. Friedman 02-01-17
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    "just as magnificent add the first time!"

    While I am quite capable of reading, there is nothing better than hearing Bill Maher read them.

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    DearDanna Barrow Alaska 12-26-16
    DearDanna Barrow Alaska 12-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun for political junkies and fans of comedy alike"

    Give this book a go as it is quite fun and insightful. Even if you are not a Bill Maher fan I would encourage you to listen and enjoy Bill's we timed conversational style.

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    malin 09-08-16
    malin 09-08-16
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    "Twice already"

    Have listen straight through twice. Perfect for driving, funny, sarcastic, right on. Love Bill Maher

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    James Bismarck, ND, United States 09-04-16
    James Bismarck, ND, United States 09-04-16
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    "Maher seems to running out of things to say."

    Previous book much better. Many of his arguments are simplistic and repetitious. Has little to say that he already hasn't said, much more cleverly.

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    "Mostly Very Funny Occasionally hilarious, But!"
    Where does The New New Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    some of the funniest one liners i have heard in a long time, laughed so hard I couldnt breath on a couple of occasions.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    He delves too much into his liberal agenda, dismissing and scolding anyone who holds a different opinion on many topics. this for me pretty much ruined my enjoyment of the book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    liked the unusual quirky way Bill uses topical events to make new rules for the future, this can be just so funny.

    disliked the social comment from a narrow perspective. if I want political opinion then I will listen to political opinion shows.


    Any additional comments?

    If your fine with a liberal, progressive agenda, dont have a problem with social programs funded by insane debt and like a laugh then you will love this. oh and ideally agnostic or atheist.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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