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Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot: And Other Observations

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Publisher Comments:

In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and Twain comes...

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations

...a scathing — but uncompromisingly fair — look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right.

Penned by the Emmy award-winning Saturday Night Live writer whom John Podhoretz of the New York Post has called "the man responsible for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time," Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot tackles the issues — and the politicians — in ways few have dared...

Exploding Medicare Costs: "Why not shoot the elderly into space? Stay with me. Because I'm not just thinking about the budget here. I'm talking about science. Just think how many more manned space operations NASA could undertake if they didn't have to worry about getting the astronauts back."

Crime: "I have a radical gun-buyback idea that I guarantee would be a huge success. Here's how it works: hand in a gun, get a free vial of crack."

Newt Gingrich: "Many of us, like Newt, have acknowledged smoking dope and reading Toffler in the early 70s. But after reading his book, I think Newt's dirty little secret is that he smoked dope and watched The Jetsons."

Phil Gramm: "If you get beyond the fact the Gramm is ugly, mean, hypocritical, has a boob fetish, and drives his wife like a mule, he does have a certain folksy charm."

On the subject of Rush Limbaugh, Franken lets the facts speak for themselves. Listen to Rush, the "rugged individualist" and enemy of government handouts, explain how his second wife made him stop sitting around the house eating junk food and go file for unemployment insurance. And learn all of Rush's several explanations for how he avoided the draft.

Of course, when it comes to draft-dodging Republicans, Rush isn't alone. Reading Al's Vietnam short story, "Operation Chickenhawk," you'll savor the exploits of Privates Limbaugh, Gramm, Quayle, Buchanan, Gingrich, and George Will as Lieutenant Oliver North leads them kicking and screaming into combat.

And don't miss Al's informative discussion with the man who has "the easiest job in America": Rush Limbaugh's fact-checker. And much, much more.

Review:

"Franken...does to Limbaugh what the conservative talk-show host has been doing to Democratic politicians for years....A mean-spirited, albeit funny, diatribe that will delight liberals." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Mr. Franken...is a surprisingly witty social commentator....He also trashes himself: a parody review of his book calls it 'vile' and 'mindless tripe'. Funny, angry, and intelligent is more like it." Susan Shapiro, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[T]here is nothing subtle about the humor here, but it is very well written and sure to be a big seller..." Library Journal

Review:

"[Franken is] responsible in part for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time." John Podhoretz, New York Post

Review:

"[Franken] attacks with a wonderful lack of civility....Franken's sarcasm is an assault weapon..." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Funny would probably be enough here, but Franken's book is more. He also offers plenty of solid information....Watch out, Republicans — Franken proves humor is the best revenge." Ilene Cooper, Booklist

Synopsis:

Irreverent and hilarious, Al Franken doesn't just say that Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot in this book, he shares his thoughts on everything from health care to Gopac to the economy. The New York Times said it best in their review: This book is "funny, angry, and intelligent." With new material written especially for this trade paperback edition, and Washington constantly brewing with new scandals, Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot And Other Observations is as timely as ever.

Synopsis:

Move over, P.J. O'Rourke! From Al Franken, America's premier liberal satirist, comes a hilarious homage to the wonderful and always absurd American political process that skewers a whole new crop of presidential hopefuls — just in time for the 1996 presidential election.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440508649
Author:
Franken, Al
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Presidential candidates
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Political satire, American
Subject:
Presidential candidates -- United States.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 96-06
Publication Date:
January 12, 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.22x5.57x.98 in. .70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » Culture Wars
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Product details 336 pages DTP - English 9780440508649 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Franken...does to Limbaugh what the conservative talk-show host has been doing to Democratic politicians for years....A mean-spirited, albeit funny, diatribe that will delight liberals."
"Review" by , "Mr. Franken...is a surprisingly witty social commentator....He also trashes himself: a parody review of his book calls it 'vile' and 'mindless tripe'. Funny, angry, and intelligent is more like it."
"Review" by , "[T]here is nothing subtle about the humor here, but it is very well written and sure to be a big seller..."
"Review" by , "[Franken is] responsible in part for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time."
"Review" by , "[Franken] attacks with a wonderful lack of civility....Franken's sarcasm is an assault weapon..."
"Review" by , "Funny would probably be enough here, but Franken's book is more. He also offers plenty of solid information....Watch out, Republicans — Franken proves humor is the best revenge."
"Synopsis" by , Irreverent and hilarious, Al Franken doesn't just say that Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot in this book, he shares his thoughts on everything from health care to Gopac to the economy. The New York Times said it best in their review: This book is "funny, angry, and intelligent." With new material written especially for this trade paperback edition, and Washington constantly brewing with new scandals, Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot And Other Observations is as timely as ever.
"Synopsis" by , Move over, P.J. O'Rourke! From Al Franken, America's premier liberal satirist, comes a hilarious homage to the wonderful and always absurd American political process that skewers a whole new crop of presidential hopefuls — just in time for the 1996 presidential election.
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