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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,542 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Moore Narrator: Michael Moore Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781600244704
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Michael Moore, Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, and the nation’s official provocateur laureate, is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forrest Gump.

Smashing the autobiographical mold, Moore presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger than fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he’s an eleven-year-old boy lost in the US Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy, and the next he’s inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world from the Oscar stage by uttering the words “We live in fictitious times…with a fictitious president” in place of the usual “I’d like to thank the Academy.” And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, Here Comes Trouble takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it’s the book he has been writing, and living, his entire life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Here Comes Trouble is by far Mr. Moore’s best book…his coming of age as a working-class malcontent is…something to behold…It persuades you to take Mr. Moore seriously, and it belongs on a shelf with memoirs by, and books about, nonconformists like Mother Jones, Abbie Hoffman, Phil Ochs, Rachel Carson, Harvey Pekar and even Thomas Paine.”

    New York Times

  • “In Here Comes Trouble, Moore ranges freely over his maverick life, dropping down to recount his strange encounters with presidents and other politicians, media figures, business moguls, and white supremacist racists. Informal, hilarious, and irreverent.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “An outstanding memoir…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.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “From the pleasures of night baseball to family arguments over long hair and Vietnam to early forays into politics, Moore turns in a readable, and often quite funny, American story…Moore considers himself a patriot…This spirited, most welcome book is more evidence of that affection.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/16/2014

    " The first chapter of this book really hooked me and pulled me in. Moore is a talented writer and storyteller which makes the book worth reading but I was not as interested in his childhood stories as I was the ones where he is older. I would have loved to hear more about the present day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 2/2/2014

    " Growing up a GM brat, this book really drew me in. In writing about his years growing up about 15 miles from where I grew up, he reveals how his political and economic beliefs originated. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 1/26/2014

    " It was fascinating to read about the events and people who helped shape Michael Moore to become the rabble rouser he is today. I also enjoyed reading about the small town life he enjoyed as a boy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/23/2014

    " Reading "Here Comes Trouble" makes me want to quit my job and become a lefty film maker...seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faerywings | 1/18/2014

    " Typical Michael Moore :) If you like him and what he does, you'll enjoy his book. If you don't like him, you are going to hate it. The book follows his early life up to the 80's and describes how his activism developed, as well as his sense of "mischief." Interesting, entertaining and explains well how he got where he is today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charissa | 1/14/2014

    " hard to get through another story about him -- enough is enough, had to stop "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen November | 1/11/2014

    " I love Michael Moore and I love reading about how his personality and commitment were shaped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/28/2013

    " He's had an interesting life! I enjoyed reading about his experiences, especially his time as a school board member. His stories inspire me to fight harder for things I believe in. It was a quick read, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Young | 12/10/2013

    " A clever book talking about the issues Michael Moore dealt with, mostly before he became a filmmaker. It shows a softer, human side of Moore, and at times you feel sorry for him. However, it does seem mildly self-serving. It's a pretty entertaining read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 11/30/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography. Michael Moore is funny, irreverent, thought-provoking, wise. It reads like fiction, and I had to keep reminding myself that the stories were real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Larson | 11/16/2013

    " OMG I adore Michael Moore "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackalacka | 11/4/2013

    " So far I am laughing and loving the way he tells stories from his childhood. Poignant and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 6/10/2013

    " So far, very interesting as well as entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/3/2013

    " Excellent read. Funny and a few jaw-dropping surprises. The guy can tell a story and, despite all the films and the other books of his I've read, there was a lot I didn't know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Socki | 10/16/2012

    " This book is fuckin excellent. Easy to read too. you can finish it in a day or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 8/2/2012

    " Seems you either love Michael Moore or you hate him (nobody's lukewarm!) I happen to love him and enjoyed the insight on how he got to be who he is and do what he does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NerdGirlBlogger | 7/10/2012

    " I think I just read the best f--king memoir ever! Seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy Content | 6/19/2012

    " interesting book about how michael moore got to be michael moore. much seems to have happened almost accidentally. focuses mostly on his childhood and early 20's. wish it had been longer. recommend you wait for the paperback. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/22/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I've admired the author for some time and I could identify with his experiences growing up in Michigan as I spent a lot of time there as a boy and was born in Detroit. My grandparents were auto workers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 2/29/2012

    " I'm a huge fan of Michael Moore, so I loved this book. This man has lived an amazing life, and I'm so happy he shared his experiences with us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dipayan Ghosh | 12/22/2011

    " Deliciously funny stories from the life of Michael Moore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimiko | 11/22/2011

    " Constantly intriguing - I couldn't unglue my eyes from the pages! There were times where I actually laughed out loud on the subway. Sometimes the stories seemed to jump around a lot, but overall amazing, and I would definitely recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyn | 11/20/2011

    " I had no idea that he has led such an interesting life. I'm very glad I purchased this book, it had many surprises and I just couldn't stop reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davidinlv | 11/15/2011

    " While I enjoyed most of his life's stories, I think the last one entitled "Gratitude" was my favorite. For me, "Roger & Me" was such a powerful film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/3/2011

    " Fast read, and fun. If you've seen any of Moore's movies, when you read this book, you can hear his voice in your head. It's like having him over for dinner and listening to some of his juiciest stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 10/27/2011

    " Wonderful book, I was sorry when it ended. Even if a person doesn't agree with Michael Moores' politics, I believe they would still find this a compelling read. I was gasping out loud and lauging out loud and crying all in the first chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 10/25/2011

    " well worth reading, some quite surprising tales along with some teenage angst... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 10/25/2011

    " Though I enjoyed this glimpse into the mind of Michael Moore, I found the excessive swearing a little overboard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 10/21/2011

    " Light, poignant, and enlightening. He reminds me of why I love this country, and why I'm so scared for it's future. He's surely embellished his stories here and there, but so did Melville! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davidinlv | 10/14/2011

    " While I enjoyed most of his life's stories, I think the last one entitled "Gratitude" was my favorite. For me, "Roger & Me" was such a powerful film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 10/13/2011

    " If you like Michael Moore, you will enjoy this book. If you don't like him, move along and kindly find someone else to spew your idiocy to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 10/11/2011

    " A must read. He got his start early. All these stories are of events in his life before he made his first movie. He is an amazing fellow. It is a quick read "

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About the Author
Author Michael Moore

Michael Moore is an award-winning filmmaker, director, and author. As of 2010, his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 was the highest grossing documentary of all time, taking in over 200 million dollars worldwide. His film Bowling for Columbine won the Anniversary Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Here Comes Trouble: Stories of My Life, Downsize This!: Threats from an Unarmed American, and Will They Ever Trust Us Again?: Letters from the War Zone, among others. Moore has also worked in television and acting. In 2005, Moore started the annual Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse City, Michigan.