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Picking up where Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and the Al Franken Show leave off, Al delivers the most timely, controversial and laugh-out-loud funny book of the year: an insightful and hard-hitting work of political satire aimed at the Bush Administration, and the rest of the right.

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"Franken and his research team return to what they do best: detailing allegations and accusations being spread by right-wing pundits and then debunking them point-by-point. While numerous tomes have taken on the administration's creative definition of 'facts,' few have the massive readership of satirist Franken or his wickedly sly sense of humor. In many ways, the unabridged audio is superior to the bound book because listeners can enjoy Franken's deadpan comedic delivery. Another audio bonus is that rather than Franken reading the text he's about to redress, he provides the actual soundclips so listeners can hear George W. stumble over his words, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh bluster and Zell Miller contradict himself. Franken is such an uncanny mimic that listeners will find it hard to tell which Karl Rove and Dick Cheney sound bites are real and which are Franken's dead-on impersonations. Listeners will find Franken's directness refreshing (he calls Bush an 'utterly shameless liar' and says his administration is 'fixing the intelligence and facts around the policy.'). The penultimate chapter is Franken's stirring call to arms to 'throw these guys out in 2006.' This is essential listening for those who want ammunition to fight to preserve their human rights. Simultaneous release with the Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 24). (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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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 (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.Because after Lies, comes The Truth?.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?Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make a great political issue?Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from? Vladimir Lenin?Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror showThis is truly a book for everyone.If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or Bible.If you're a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America's finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican Congress.And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn't do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called failed states. But because his countrymen evidently failed to listen. In any case, enjoy the book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596000605
Read:
Franken, Al
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Franken, Al
Read:
Franken, Al
Author:
Franken, Al
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.20x5.12x.78 in. .39 lbs.
Media Run Time:
720

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Franken and his research team return to what they do best: detailing allegations and accusations being spread by right-wing pundits and then debunking them point-by-point. While numerous tomes have taken on the administration's creative definition of 'facts,' few have the massive readership of satirist Franken or his wickedly sly sense of humor. In many ways, the unabridged audio is superior to the bound book because listeners can enjoy Franken's deadpan comedic delivery. Another audio bonus is that rather than Franken reading the text he's about to redress, he provides the actual soundclips so listeners can hear George W. stumble over his words, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh bluster and Zell Miller contradict himself. Franken is such an uncanny mimic that listeners will find it hard to tell which Karl Rove and Dick Cheney sound bites are real and which are Franken's dead-on impersonations. Listeners will find Franken's directness refreshing (he calls Bush an 'utterly shameless liar' and says his administration is 'fixing the intelligence and facts around the policy.'). The penultimate chapter is Franken's stirring call to arms to 'throw these guys out in 2006.' This is essential listening for those who want ammunition to fight to preserve their human rights. Simultaneous release with the Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 24). (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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 (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.Because after Lies, comes The Truth?.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?Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make a great political issue?Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from? Vladimir Lenin?Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror showThis is truly a book for everyone.If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or Bible.If you're a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America's finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican Congress.And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn't do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called failed states. But because his countrymen evidently failed to listen. In any case, enjoy the book.
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