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Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life


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ISBN13: 9780446532242
ISBN10: 044653224x
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writermala, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a book which is funny, serous, poignant and just exceptionally readable and good.

So what is it about? It is about politics. It is about economics. It is about the politics of economics and the economics of politics. It is about social justice and how anybody can make a change - Michael did; and he tells you about it.

Read this book today and you'll never be the same person again!
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connie king, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by connie king)
Michael Moore's public persona is hard to get past. He's just too...big. But in this new collection of stories from his early life, Moore is able to reveal clearly (and often humorously) the influences and events that touched his emotions and fired his passions. Not a person to hear "no" and obey, he struggles to make a living and make a difference. He gets in where he shouldn't, and tells the rest of us what he saw there. And we are fascinated, infuriated, and grateful for the inside scoop. Whether you like this man or not, you'll enjoy his book.
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Sylvia Hawley, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Sylvia Hawley)
Delicious as a genre and as an experience. Moore has accidentally intuitively or divinely happened upon the same approach that has since appeared in the huge authoritative definitive autobiography of Mark Twain. By telling his story as a series of vignettes, touching, hilarious, engaging, endearing, Moore has let the reader very close. It has in common also, on a somewhat smaller scale, with Twain's autobio of presenting a period in history when things were not at all as they are now but human nature was very much as it is now. Glad we didn't have to wait so long for Michael to unfurl his personal experience. He's said there will be a Volume II.

Is he channeling Samuel Clemens? No, he's definitely Michael Moore.
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Judith Cashin Lerma, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Judith Cashin Lerma)
More evidence that Michael Moore is a truly remarkable man.
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Colorado Jess, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Colorado Jess)
Oh Michael Moore. You never cease to amaze me with your brazen attempts to set this country on a more positive and just course. Thanks for standing up for the voiceless. This is a fun,thought-provoking read. I certainly understand now where he is coming from and how he got and has used his gift.
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Moore, Michael
Grand Central Publishing
Politics-Political Science
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography - General
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Filmmaker and political activist Moore's outstanding memoir opens with an account of the infamous Oscar acceptance speech in which he proclaimed 'Shame on you!' to President George W. Bush, and the ensuing fallout, which resulted in a slimmer Moore and 24-hour security from ex-Navy SEALS due to the many death threats he received. Eschewing a conventional linear narrative, Moore (Dude, Where's My Country?) offers twenty vignettes from his life that illustrate how his political and sociological viewpoints developed. Displaying his characteristic dry humor, his stories run the gamut, from the minor, a chance encounter with Senator Robert Kennedy in an elevator when a young Moore gets lost in the Capitol building, to the major, such as a high school speech that ultimately ended the Elks' Club's racist policies. True to form, Moore doesn't pull any punches, but he's grown as a writer, with more discussion and fewer extended rants than in his previous books. With the book's emotional highs and lows, and self-deprecating, empathetic style, Moore triumphs. Regardless of which side of the political fence readers are on, they're sure to find this collection enlightening, engaging, and occasionally enraging. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , This book is Moore's most personal to date — and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverant vignettes from his own life.

Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on an Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Changing planes in Vienna, he escapes death at the hands of the terrorist Abu Nidal (others weren't so lucky). In search one day for a bag of Ruffles potato chips, he ends up eliminating racial discrimination at private clubs all across America. He founded his first underground newspaper in fourth grade. He refused to be on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite at 16 (There's not enough Clearasil in the world for that to happen). And he became the youngest elected official in the country at age 18 by enlisting an army of local stoners who had no idea what they were doing as his campaign staff.

And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decided to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

All of this is the stuff that makes for great fiction — but every one of these stories is true and from the life of one Michael Moore, a son of Flint, Michigan, who became an iconic voice for American progressives everywhere. But before that Michael Moore became the Oscar-winning filmmaker and all-round rabble rouser and thorn-in-the-side of corporate and right-wing America, there was the guy who had an uncanny knack of just showing up where history was being made. Like the night he was passing through Berlin and some crazies started chiseling on a very large wall. The next thing he knew he was on top of that wall, taunting soldiers who apparently thought he wasn't worth wasting a bullet on.

This book is a wild, revealing, take-no-prisoners ride through the early life of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, this is a book Michael Moore has been writing — and living — for a very long time.

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