Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author and host of HBOandrsquo;s Real Time, Bill Maherandrsquo;s latest collection of political riffs and savagely funny suggestions for preserving sanity in an insane world.
New Rule: The next Republican Convention must be held in a giant closet. Every week thereandrsquo;s a new gay Republican outed. I have a feeling that andldquo;big tentandrdquo; theyandrsquo;re always talking about is in their pants. There are so many Republicans in the closet, their symbol shouldnandrsquo;t be an elephant; it should be a moth.
New Rule: If one of your news organizationandrsquo;s headlines is about who got kicked off Dancing with the Stars last night, youandrsquo;re no longer a news organization. Sort of like, if you were on Dancing with the Stars last night, youandrsquo;re no longer a star.
Media, celebrity, Democrats, Republicans, religion, children, marine life, electronics, that couple making out in the next boothandmdash;when it comes to lighting up his targets, Bill Maher is an equal-opportunity destroyer. The New New Rules offers Maherandrsquo;s new and best-loved observations about the world around us, along with some modest tips for its improvement. Because wouldnandrsquo;t life be a little better if the inside of the office microwave didnandrsquo;t look like a Jackson Pollock painting, or if fathers stopped signing up their nine-year-olds to win free hunting trips? Scathingly funny and relentlessly unafraid of sensitive topics, Maherandrsquo;s hilarious brand of realism is more welcome and necessary than ever. So sit back, read on, and enjoy. You may not agree with all his views, but one thingandrsquo;s for certain: If youandrsquo;re listening, youandrsquo;re laughing.
On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, Dan Savage delivers powerful messages for both the head and heart” (Entertainment Weekly)
From the moment he began writing his syndicated sex-advice column, Savage Love, Dan Savage has never been shy about expressing his opinion on controversial topicspolitical or otherwise. Now, he addresses issues ranging from parenting and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and health care. Among them:
- Why straight people should have straight pride” parades, too
- Why Obamacare, as good as it is, is still kinda evil”
- Why what passes for sex-ed in America is more like sex dread”
- Why the Bible is only as good and decent as the person reading it”
Speaking to a broad range of subjects with brutal honesty and irreverent humor, American Savage cements Dan Savages place as a provocative and insightful voice in American culture.
From bestselling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world
A follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The New Rules, The New New Rules delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to healthcare, from Republican agendas to celebrity meltdowns, with all the razor-sharp insight that has made Bill Maher one of the most influential comedic voices shaping the political debate today. With another presidential campaign on the horizon and a stellar set of real- life characters to have fun with-andquot;New Rule: If Charlie Sheen's home life means he can't have a TV show, then I say Newt Gingrich can't be presidentandquot;-this enlightening and important book may be the best thing you pretend to read all year.
About the Author
Bill Maher is the host of HBO's Real Time and hosted Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect for ten years. He has created nine stand-up comedy specials, and garnered twenty-six Emmy nominations thus far. In 2008, Maher produced Religulous, the seventh highest grossing documentary in history.