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The Truth: With Jokes

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Staff Pick

Still disgruntled over Election 2004? Let the irrepressible Al Franken salve your wounds with his sharp-edged commentary and piercing humor. Fans of Lies need this book now more than ever!
Recommended by Chris Bolton, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a bitterly funny assault (the New York Times) that rang with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet (the Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all of us.

In these pages, Al reveals the alarming story of how:

  • Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of fear, smear, and queers, and then claimed a nonexistent mandate.
  • Casino Jack Abramoff, the Republicans' nearest and dearest friend, made millions of dollars off of the unspeakable misery of the poor and the powerless. And, also, Native Americans.
  • The administration successfully implemented its strategy to destroy America's credibility and goodwill around the world.
Complete with new material for this paperback edition, The Truth (with Jokes) is more than just entertaining, intelligent, and insightful. It is at once prescient in its analysis of right-wing mendacity and incompetence, and inspiring in its vision of a better tomorrow for all Americans (except Jack Abramoff).

Review:

"The Truth does keep its promise to be funny about extremely unfunny matters." Janet Maslin, the New York Times

Review:

"Franken follows up his Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them with another fierce but funny assault on the Bush administration." Library Journal

Review:

"Subtle, laugh-or-cry-out-loud and ultimately devastating...The Truth (with jokes) is guaranteed to rile the right....Al Franken is the voice the American left has been waiting for." The Guardian (London)

Synopsis:

Complete with new material for this paperback edition, and with a new Afterword, The Truth (with Jokes) is more than entertaining, intelligent, and insightful — it is a New York Times bestseller that contains a powerful and provocative message.

Synopsis:

The Republicans won the White House and Congress in November. In Fall 2005, Al Franken strikes back. His new book picks up where Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off. Armed with an arsenal of facts and research (and comedy!), Al is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and their right-wing cronies. Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Al's hard-hitting work of political satire is poised to become the most talked about book of the year.

Synopsis:

Al Franken is "the perfect guy to write a book attacking America's nasty, mean, vicious right-wing pols, pundits and preachers," wrote the Washington Post in its review of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. "But his book barely scratches the surface of the Bush administration's well-documented mendacity....Looks like Franken will have plenty of material for a sequel."

The Republicans won the White House and Congress in November 2004. In Fall 2005, Al Franken strikes back. His new book picks up where Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off. Armed with an arsenal of facts and research (and comedy!), Al is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and their right-wing cronies. Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Al's hard-hitting work of political satire is poised to become the most-talked-about book of the year.

Synopsis:

Al Frankenandrsquo;s landmark bestseller, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a andldquo;bitterly funny assaultandrdquo; (zThe New York Times) that rang andldquo;with the moral clarity of an angelandrsquo;s trumpetandrdquo; (The Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all of us.

In these pages, Al reveals the alarming story of how:

  • Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of andldquo;fear, smear, and queers,andrdquo; and then claimed a nonexistent mandate.
  • andldquo;Casino Jackandrdquo; Abramoff, the Republicansandrsquo; nearest and dearest friend, made millions of dollars off of the unspeakable misery of the poor and the powerless. And, also, Native Americans.
  • The administration successfully implemented its strategy to destroy Americaandrsquo;s credibility and goodwill around the world.

Complete with new material for this paperback edition, The Truth (with jokes) is more than just entertaining, intelligent, and insightful. It is at once prescient in its analysis of right-wing mendacity and incompetence, and inspiring in its vision of a better tomorrow for all Americans (except Jack Abramoff).

About the Author

The only winner (we think!) of five Emmy and two Grammy Awards, Al Franken is the host of the The Al Franken Show on Air America and the bestselling author of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right; Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations; Why Not Me?; Oh, the Things I Know!; and I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452287679
Author:
Franken, Al
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Presidents - United States - Election - 2004
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
September 26, 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photo of President Bush and Abramoff for
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.62x5.38x.85 in. .99 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Plume Books - English 9780452287679 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Still disgruntled over Election 2004? Let the irrepressible Al Franken salve your wounds with his sharp-edged commentary and piercing humor. Fans of Lies need this book now more than ever!

"Review" by , "The Truth does keep its promise to be funny about extremely unfunny matters."
"Review" by , "Franken follows up his Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them with another fierce but funny assault on the Bush administration."
"Review" by , "Subtle, laugh-or-cry-out-loud and ultimately devastating...The Truth (with jokes) is guaranteed to rile the right....Al Franken is the voice the American left has been waiting for."
"Synopsis" by , Complete with new material for this paperback edition, and with a new Afterword, The Truth (with Jokes) is more than entertaining, intelligent, and insightful — it is a New York Times bestseller that contains a powerful and provocative message.
"Synopsis" by , The Republicans won the White House and Congress in November. In Fall 2005, Al Franken strikes back. His new book picks up where Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off. Armed with an arsenal of facts and research (and comedy!), Al is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and their right-wing cronies. Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Al's hard-hitting work of political satire is poised to become the most talked about book of the year.
"Synopsis" by , Al Franken is "the perfect guy to write a book attacking America's nasty, mean, vicious right-wing pols, pundits and preachers," wrote the Washington Post in its review of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. "But his book barely scratches the surface of the Bush administration's well-documented mendacity....Looks like Franken will have plenty of material for a sequel."

The Republicans won the White House and Congress in November 2004. In Fall 2005, Al Franken strikes back. His new book picks up where Lies and The Al Franken Show leave off. Armed with an arsenal of facts and research (and comedy!), Al is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and their right-wing cronies. Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Al's hard-hitting work of political satire is poised to become the most-talked-about book of the year.

"Synopsis" by ,

Al Frankenandrsquo;s landmark bestseller, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a andldquo;bitterly funny assaultandrdquo; (zThe New York Times) that rang andldquo;with the moral clarity of an angelandrsquo;s trumpetandrdquo; (The Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all of us.

In these pages, Al reveals the alarming story of how:

  • Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of andldquo;fear, smear, and queers,andrdquo; and then claimed a nonexistent mandate.
  • andldquo;Casino Jackandrdquo; Abramoff, the Republicansandrsquo; nearest and dearest friend, made millions of dollars off of the unspeakable misery of the poor and the powerless. And, also, Native Americans.
  • The administration successfully implemented its strategy to destroy Americaandrsquo;s credibility and goodwill around the world.

Complete with new material for this paperback edition, The Truth (with jokes) is more than just entertaining, intelligent, and insightful. It is at once prescient in its analysis of right-wing mendacity and incompetence, and inspiring in its vision of a better tomorrow for all Americans (except Jack Abramoff).

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