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Andy Rooney's Sunday evening observations on 60 Minutes are an American institution, shaping the way people see everything from coffee percolators to the state of the nation. Rooney's books, most recently the bestselling My War and Sincerely, Andy Rooney, offer his fans the chance to dig deeper into his life and views. Now, Rooney offers up another extended look at the country he loves...enough to criticize.

Shouldn't a family of four be able to afford a night at the baseball stadium? Why do political conservatives often preempt the term "Christian" for themselves when the Democratic philosophy comes closer to biblical advice on how we should conduct our lives? And why do some of our heroes keep disappointing us by turning out to be dishonest, corrupt, attracted to sexual perversion or in some other way wanting in the virtues we admire?

Common Nonsense is Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and wise. Each chapter is devoted to a topic close to his heart--food, morality, money, sports, home and work life, government, politics, health, doctors, and the English language. And we get an inside peek at Rooney as a person, including a whole raft of contradictions. A chronic procrastinator, he'll clean the garage to avoid sitting in front of the typewriter (yet he still makes the weekly deadline for his newspaper columns). Even when there's a major world crisis, he turns first to the sports page (but then he'll support U.S. intervention in Bosnia).

If you like Andy Rooney, you've got to read Common Nonsense. It's that simple.

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Andy Rooney's Sunday evening observations on 60 Minutes are an American institution. With millions of viewers tuning in every week, Rooney shapes the way people see everything from coffee percolators to the state of the nation. Rooney's fans get a treat for the holidays: The paper-back edition of his smash bestseller Common Nonsense. Here is Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and wise. Each section of the book is devoted to a topic close to his heart--food, sports, politics, health, home and work life. The result is a hilarious and perceptive look at the country Rooney loves...enough to criticize.

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A New York Times, USA Today and BookSense bestseller, now in paperback in time for the holidays

Synopsis:

"Andy Rooney's Sunday evening observations on 60 Minutes are an American institution, shaping the way people see everything from coffee percolators to the state of the nation."

Synopsis:

"Common Nonsense" is Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and wise. Each section of the book is devoted to a topic close to his heart--food, sports, politics, health, home and work life.

About the Author

Andy Rooney is a nationally syndicated columnist and a regular commentator on 60 Minutes. He is the author of numerous bestselling books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586482008
Author:
Rooney, Andy
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
108-388
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15 oz

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Product details 366 pages PublicAffairs - English 9781586482008 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Andy Rooney's Sunday evening observations on 60 Minutes are an American institution. With millions of viewers tuning in every week, Rooney shapes the way people see everything from coffee percolators to the state of the nation. Rooney's fans get a treat for the holidays: The paper-back edition of his smash bestseller Common Nonsense. Here is Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and wise. Each section of the book is devoted to a topic close to his heart--food, sports, politics, health, home and work life. The result is a hilarious and perceptive look at the country Rooney loves...enough to criticize.
"Synopsis" by ,
A New York Times, USA Today and BookSense bestseller, now in paperback in time for the holidays

"Synopsis" by ,
"Andy Rooney's Sunday evening observations on 60 Minutes are an American institution, shaping the way people see everything from coffee percolators to the state of the nation."
"Synopsis" by , "Common Nonsense" is Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and wise. Each section of the book is devoted to a topic close to his heart--food, sports, politics, health, home and work life.
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