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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,037 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Franken Narrator: Al Franken Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781598873450
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Everyone but the Fox News Channel is laughing at the Minnesota Senator's satirical tirade against the conservatives' inconsistencies, errors, and doublespeak. Be sure to catch the documentary Al Franken: God Spoke! Grammy award winner and an Audie A Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2004 Audie Award Finalist for Best Author Narration
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura LeBlanc | 2/18/2014

    " Perhaps one of the best uses of footnotes ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 2/13/2014

    " Another brilliant, well researched book my favorite satirist. This is all politics though and really upset me. Bush and the Republicans are evil! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rmtobin | 2/11/2014

    " He's funny, but the content was sadly dated and not nearly as relevant anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana O'brien | 2/5/2014

    " Funny, Funny, Funny, Funny.... I laughed out loud so much while reading this book and that was at a time when it was hard to laugh at the political climate in this country..... remember those days when so many people were afraid to say anything critical of the ruling party/president? Well, Al Franken did and what a breath of fresh air that was....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kinsley | 2/3/2014

    " What can I say, I love Al! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carin | 1/19/2014

    " one of the few books where I'd say the audio was superior to the print. In the audio they actually have clips from the speeches Franken is critiquing, and if they don't have the clip, he does an impression which of course is often funnier. "

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

    " Love Al. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 patricia | 1/16/2014

    " this book is just too darn funny, but it is not for everyone. Smart, witty political satire. and it is funnier now that Franken's running for senate in Minnesota! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 1/12/2014

    " Al Franken is absolutely hilarious. He does a terrific job of exposing the unsavory aspects of our politicians and is never afraid to back down from a challenge. He's a brilliant comedian and writer. I wish I had the IFC so I could watch his radio show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 1/8/2014

    " Always a funny read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer Marr | 1/8/2014

    " Take with a grain of salt and have a good laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie Dipiro | 11/30/2013

    " So funny! My husband thought I was insane with all the laughing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tarin Allen | 11/27/2013

    " Now that's more like it... Franken's a little over the top at times but very, very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha Richeson | 11/19/2013

    " love his perspective "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Marie | 11/10/2013

    " Not for the school library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arne | 11/4/2013

    " Hilarious, maddening, educational and has a great title. I wish I had read it when it first came out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frederick Bingham | 9/21/2013

    " Al Franken skewers many of the right wing commentators and politicians. Bill O'Reilly, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter. He exposes these people for what they are, shameless liars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 9/3/2013

    " A story about a pot calling a kettle black. Last book on politics that I'll ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ Petrous | 8/9/2013

    " Funny book, not without its own right-leaning views of its own, but Al Franken still knows how to make people laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 7/24/2013

    " Great and easy to read from Senator Al Franken. Thought I'd never hear those three words together "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selby | 5/11/2013

    " Franken always makes me laugh. This is no exception. I do not wish to get bogged down by "culture war" politics. Just read the chapter titles, they still make me giggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 4/10/2013

    " My first dose of Al Franken, and I literally laughed out loud reading this book, something I have never done. This book really puts things into perspective as far as the biasness of the people who bring you your news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 11/30/2012

    " Gift from Reid. I laughed alot. Will probably reread. My apologies to those who strongly disagree. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emelia Z. | 6/27/2012

    " Great book. Though it makes me sad to know that the American people are consistently lied to, it's nice to know that there are others who are willing to seek out the truth. It's out there, you just have to dig for it. Franken is awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 6/10/2012

    " I dug it and Franken has a great presence in his writing...even as a proud Liberal, I always take politically-charged books with a grain of salt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika | 5/18/2012

    " he's good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Trueman | 5/15/2012

    " Okay, so is it a partisan book? Of course! But it's a lot of fun and definitely eye-opening...even if you've gotta squint a little to see the stuff clearly :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Dannhauser | 3/23/2012

    " funny political book. It was hard to put down. Very quick read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 1/21/2012

    " I'll admit I cheated a bit here... I got the audio version as a gift. At least one of those stars is due to listening to Al Franken read it, rather than the content itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 10/24/2011

    " funny, but i had to keep reminding myself that he isn't any better than the entertainers who pass themselves off as pundits/experts on the right. thus, i had to be careful not to take him too seriously. his stuff on coulter and o'reilly is awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Kaess | 10/2/2011

    " Beyond excellent. Should be required reading with a signed affidavit before anyone is allowed to watch Fox News. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 7/7/2011

    " Surprisingly funny and well written book. Obviously it presents a left leaning point of view but Franken does it unabashedly and transparently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekka Istrail | 6/29/2011

    " Surprisingly convincing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 6/19/2011

    " I think I would have liked this more if I had read it when it originally came out (2003). It sort of seemed like I already knew most of what he was talking about. Maybe I watch too much Keith Olberman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riley | 5/30/2011

    " Enlightening as to the inner workings of intellectual dishonesty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessah | 5/18/2011

    " The first half was great... the second half was a bit repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 3/26/2011

    " Very entertaining, and well documented. I find it fascinating that a comedian (of course now a senator) can bring such clarity to commentary like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/3/2011

    " Good. I read it because my wife and I have been living and working outside of the U.S. since 1997 and weren't around for a lot of the period Franken covered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fabrizio | 2/16/2011

    " Equally hilarious as it is informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 2/4/2011

    " The antitdote to America's right wing lunatics and their assault on our collective intelligence. If you've had enough of O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, then cleanse your palate with the thoughts of this perceptive, witty, refreshing comedian-turned-senator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 1/26/2011

    " Starts off happy, but begins feeling a little whiny afterwards. It does a good job of doing what it sets out to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emelia | 1/23/2011

    " Great book. Though it makes me sad to know that the American people are consistently lied to, it's nice to know that there are others who are willing to seek out the truth. It's out there, you just have to dig for it. Franken is awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/12/2011

    " When it came out, this book was pure catharsis... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 12/19/2010

    " I found this hysterically funny, yet also informative. HOWEVER, if you're a republican, or just hate liberal "propaganda", then you should probably steer clear of this one...it will only frustrate and annoy you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff | 12/18/2010

    " I read this book in one setting. I loved it. "

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About the Author
Author Al Franken

Al Franken is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers and is a two-time spoken word Grammy Award winner. A long-time comedy writer who rose to prominence as one of the original Saturday Night Live writers in the 1970s, he also won five Emmy Awards for his work on SNL.