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Lies and the Lying Liars That Tell Them CD: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

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Publisher Comments:

For the first time since his bestselling RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A BIG FAT IDIOT, Franken trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene. Now, the "master of political humor" (Washington Post) destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media and exposes how the Right shamelessly tries to deceive the rest of us. No one is spared as Al uses the Right's own words against them: not Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, the entire Fox network nor the Bush administration. This is the book Al Franken fans have been waiting for (and his foes have been dreading).

Review:

"This witty, scrupulously researched and expertly delivered audio production accomplishes what few nonfiction audio books manage to do-it realizes the full potential of the format. Even those who have already read Franken's book should take the time to listen to this superb audio adaptation, which is enhanced by Franken's impeccable sense of comic timing, eerily precise impersonations and inclusion of source materials. In the most compelling section, for example, Franken juxtaposes two revealing clips to illustrate his view that the late Senator Paul Wellstone's memorial was 'cynically distorted for partisan political advantage' not by the Democrats, but by the Republicans. The first clip is from Rush Limbaugh's radio show, where he proclaims in a heavy, lugubrious voice, 'The Democrats wrenched Wellstone's soul right out of the grave, assumed it for themselves and then used it for their own blatant, selfish political ambitions.... Show me where the grief was!' Franken follows this with an excerpt from the memorial-which will bring tears to the eyes of any listener, partisan or non-in which David McLaughlin pays tribute to his younger brother, Will, who was Wellstone's driver, bodyguard, adviser and 'the one who kept Paul going.' By turns sad, funny and serious (but always satirical), this audio book has all the entertainment value of fiction (and even a one-act play called The Waitress and The Lawyer based on one of President Bush's radio addresses), but the issues Franken raises will stay with listeners long after their laughter has died down." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A laugh-out-loud funny book...[Franken] fights fire with facts...his points are swiftly and deftly made, and his sense of humor about the current carnival of political grotesques is badly needed." Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"[T]he book is funny....What Franken has over his combatants...is that as a satirist, he's free to roam from fact to fiction....[Franken] stands tall and takes aim. In today's theater of acrimonious politics, he has major box-office appeal." Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News

Review:

"Wickedly funny." Newsweek

Review:

"[Franken] picks the scabs off every logistical inconsistency, factual error, or act of malice he can find in contemporary conservatism...A very funny book. USA Today

Review:

"What is striking about Franken's book is that along with the sharp political zings and sometimes sophomoric jokes...there is some genuinely impressive investigative reporting." Margo Hammond, St. Petersburg Times

Review:

"Knowledgeable and funny...[A] tough-minded look at politicians and the press." San Francisco Examiner

Review:

"[A] typically unabashed blend of razor-witted denunciation and old-fashioned gumshoe detective work directed at right-wing crazies both in and out of government....And Franken can be very funny." Andrew Gumbel, The Independent (U.K.)

Review:

"Franken is brilliant at converting actual, factual quotes from our very own public servants and powerbrokers into wry commentary....[S]turdy and interesting, no matter which side of the capital-gains tax break you butter your bread on." Colleen Kruse, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"Funny, angry, and intelligent." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Once again, the author of "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations" trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene, leaving the powers-that-be in tatters and his audience in hysterics. Unabridged. 6 CDs.

About the Author

Two-time spoken word Grammy ® award winner AL FRANKEN is the author of four previous bestsellers. A long-time comedy writer who rose to prominence as one of the original Saturday Night Live writers in the 1970s, Franken won five Emmy® Awards for his work on SNL.

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ISBN:
9781565117976
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Franken, Al
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
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Franken, Al
Read:
Franken, Al
Author:
Franken, Al
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Political satire, American
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Presidential candidates -- United States.
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 10 hours on 8 CDs
Series Volume:
262
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
OTHER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
10
Dimensions:
5.84x5.18x1.17 in. .47 lbs.
Media Run Time:
010

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This witty, scrupulously researched and expertly delivered audio production accomplishes what few nonfiction audio books manage to do-it realizes the full potential of the format. Even those who have already read Franken's book should take the time to listen to this superb audio adaptation, which is enhanced by Franken's impeccable sense of comic timing, eerily precise impersonations and inclusion of source materials. In the most compelling section, for example, Franken juxtaposes two revealing clips to illustrate his view that the late Senator Paul Wellstone's memorial was 'cynically distorted for partisan political advantage' not by the Democrats, but by the Republicans. The first clip is from Rush Limbaugh's radio show, where he proclaims in a heavy, lugubrious voice, 'The Democrats wrenched Wellstone's soul right out of the grave, assumed it for themselves and then used it for their own blatant, selfish political ambitions.... Show me where the grief was!' Franken follows this with an excerpt from the memorial-which will bring tears to the eyes of any listener, partisan or non-in which David McLaughlin pays tribute to his younger brother, Will, who was Wellstone's driver, bodyguard, adviser and 'the one who kept Paul going.' By turns sad, funny and serious (but always satirical), this audio book has all the entertainment value of fiction (and even a one-act play called The Waitress and The Lawyer based on one of President Bush's radio addresses), but the issues Franken raises will stay with listeners long after their laughter has died down." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A laugh-out-loud funny book...[Franken] fights fire with facts...his points are swiftly and deftly made, and his sense of humor about the current carnival of political grotesques is badly needed."
"Review" by , "[T]he book is funny....What Franken has over his combatants...is that as a satirist, he's free to roam from fact to fiction....[Franken] stands tall and takes aim. In today's theater of acrimonious politics, he has major box-office appeal."
"Review" by , "Wickedly funny."
"Review" by , "[Franken] picks the scabs off every logistical inconsistency, factual error, or act of malice he can find in contemporary conservatism...A very funny book.
"Review" by , "What is striking about Franken's book is that along with the sharp political zings and sometimes sophomoric jokes...there is some genuinely impressive investigative reporting."
"Review" by , "Knowledgeable and funny...[A] tough-minded look at politicians and the press."
"Review" by , "[A] typically unabashed blend of razor-witted denunciation and old-fashioned gumshoe detective work directed at right-wing crazies both in and out of government....And Franken can be very funny."
"Review" by , "Franken is brilliant at converting actual, factual quotes from our very own public servants and powerbrokers into wry commentary....[S]turdy and interesting, no matter which side of the capital-gains tax break you butter your bread on."
"Review" by , "Funny, angry, and intelligent."
"Synopsis" by , Once again, the author of "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations" trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene, leaving the powers-that-be in tatters and his audience in hysterics. Unabridged. 6 CDs.
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