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"Though it's often true that the audio adaptation of a humorous work is better than the print edition, particularly when read by the comedian who authored it, one gets the sense that this production isn't all that it could have been. Maher's delivery is well-timed, but the audio, with its lack of music or embellishment, has a bare-bones feel. Nevertheless, the sound quality is good, and those who appreciate Maher's wry sense of humor and, in particular, who are familiar with his HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher, should enjoy this collection of witticisms. Maher has established some new rules for our 'self-obsessed, success-by-any-means, get-mine culture,' and he tackles everything from food ('Cornbread isn't bread. It's cake') to the environment ('The big oil companies must stop running ads telling us how much they're doing for the environment. We get it. You rape the Earth, but you cuddle afterward'). While the alphabetical list format doesn't make for the most flowing listening experience, Maher's expert delivery ensures that each joke is as funny as when he originally presented it on Real Time. Simultaneous release with the Rodale hardcover. (July) Read Web-exclusive audio reviews at ." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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BILL MAHER is one of the most politically astute humorists in America today. His unflinching honesty has garnered him 18 Emmy nominations and the respect and admiration of millions of fans. His previous books include "Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?" and "When You Ride ALONE You Ride with bin Laden," which was a "New York Times" bestseller.

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ISBN:
9781597770293
Read:
Maher, Bill
Publisher:
Phoenix Books
Read by:
Maher, Bill
Read:
Maher, Bill
Author:
Maher, Bill
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.24x5.90x.56 in. .24 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

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New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer
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Product details pages Phoenix Audio - English 9781597770293 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Though it's often true that the audio adaptation of a humorous work is better than the print edition, particularly when read by the comedian who authored it, one gets the sense that this production isn't all that it could have been. Maher's delivery is well-timed, but the audio, with its lack of music or embellishment, has a bare-bones feel. Nevertheless, the sound quality is good, and those who appreciate Maher's wry sense of humor and, in particular, who are familiar with his HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher, should enjoy this collection of witticisms. Maher has established some new rules for our 'self-obsessed, success-by-any-means, get-mine culture,' and he tackles everything from food ('Cornbread isn't bread. It's cake') to the environment ('The big oil companies must stop running ads telling us how much they're doing for the environment. We get it. You rape the Earth, but you cuddle afterward'). While the alphabetical list format doesn't make for the most flowing listening experience, Maher's expert delivery ensures that each joke is as funny as when he originally presented it on Real Time. Simultaneous release with the Rodale hardcover. (July) Read Web-exclusive audio reviews at ." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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