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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Franken Narrator: Al Franken Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Fed up with the Republican Right? Then you'll love Al Franken's scathingly hilarious look at America's largest talk show host and his conservative cronies. Hear this Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live writer's thoughts on exploding Medicare costs (Why not shoot the elderly into space?), feminism (Limbaugh was railing about how feminists believe that all heterosexual sex is rape. The thing is, though, I know a lot of women, almost all of whom consider themselves feminists, and I know of only one who holds this belief. And we've been married nearly twenty years), and Rush Limbaugh's fact-checker, the man with the easiest job in America. Funny yet uncompromisingly fair, Franken tackles the issues - and the politicians - in ways few have dared. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/20/2014

    " Worth a read - particularly in light of Rush's recent utterings and Newt's run for the Presidency. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick Black | 2/18/2014

    " Fairly amusing for a plane ride back from Baltimore, where I also read bell hooks's Feminist Theory from Margin to Center, which was much less amusing. "

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

    " Insanely funny, but perhaps I am a little to young to appreciate the politics. I enjoyed Lying Liars a lot more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 leigh | 2/12/2014

    " I think this is Franken's best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg of A2 | 2/6/2014

    " I'm a Franken fan. No apologies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/4/2014

    " I confess to buying this book at a used book sale just for the title. And even though it was written 1995-6, many of the situations (including the title) remain the same. Mr. Franken's obesrvations frequently made me laugh, one of the few times I expect to on politics in this election year. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul | 1/22/2014

    " Truly dreadful. Full of lies and half-truths, this book has been thoroughly debunked. "

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

    " Very funny, AL is obnoxious, and it was great to see Rush taken on in a world he dominates. Not however for the conservative at heart. "

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

    " A hilarious little time capsule, especially the first chapter that names the book. Franken --- Stuart Smalley on "SNL" --- satirizes the breakdown of civility in modern communication brought about by Rush and his ilk (thus the title), and at the same time points out the hypocrisy of major conservative figures by using real facts and figures. He's kind of an anti-P.J. O'Rourke: very clever, extremely funny, doesn't take himself too seriously. The index of the book, which is unrelated to its actual material, is merciless and drives the point home like a straw into Rush's Big Gulp. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nirzwan | 1/16/2014

    " I already hated Rush, so why not add some humor and even more facts about his stupid hypocritical face "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/11/2013

    " This book made me almost pee my pants! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 10/13/2013

    " Another funny book, however since I was not aware of politics at this time that this was org written I did not catch a lot of the humor. Good read, wish I would have paid more attention to politics at the time to understand the humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Thessen | 9/30/2013

    " Not as funny as Lying Liars, but still a riot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 9/30/2013

    " Worth reading for the index alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 6/26/2013

    " Funny and informative, but feels dated since it was published in 1996. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 4/29/2013

    " Humor writing about politics. Sometimes funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 4/19/2013

    " I couldn't agree with the titular sentiment more. Franken reveals his biting comic edge as he hits the GOP where they live: especially in the stomach. Glad that he is now a Senator! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/27/2013

    " I'm embarrassed to admit I read this dang book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/25/2013

    " Rush Limbaugh is a BIG FAT IDIOT!!! The only flaw here is that the writing flags near the end, as if Franken got tired or bored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/6/2012

    " This book exposes Rush Limbaugh on who he is, and the lies that he makes up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 8/12/2012

    " I've read "Lies..." and "Truth..." and enjoyed this book every bit as much as those. As always, Franken cools his indignation (and mine) by being a wonderful jackass. His personal digressions are also enjoyable. What can I say, I like his style of comedy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 6/26/2012

    " Al Franken states the obvious. Also there are jokes, and a Vietnam-War story featuring Oliver North leading worthless sacks of shit Gingrich, Limbaugh, Quayle and George Will into battle "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 6/9/2012

    " Funny, but outdated at this point, although unfortunately some thoughts/ideas are still relevant today. Would probably have been 4 stars if I had read it when it originally was published. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 2/13/2012

    " Spiteful perhaps, but also hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew O | 12/16/2011

    " I read this in the 90s and thought it was funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Flan | 12/14/2011

    " He used to be a funny guy. Now you only find it funny if you have an anger management problem and love the polemics of Karl Rove. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. | 10/16/2011

    " I didn't want to read this. My step-father had it and I thought "what a stupid title and what an ugly cover" and not living in America I knew next to nothing about either Franken or Limbaugh but still I laughed like crazy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 7/19/2011

    " Full of the usual liberal lies, hyperbole and meanness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Spacaj-Gorham | 7/12/2011

    " Very funny. I listened to this on cassette in the late 90's. I listened to it multiple times. He is as dry and funny and right as anyone could possibly be while selecting the best book title of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cass | 6/13/2011

    " Although slightly dated, Al Franken's comedic writing style and brutal honesty of the right is still enjoyable anytime you read it. I wish I would have read it when it was first released I'm sure I would have rated it 4 or 5 instead of just 3 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Okamoto | 6/5/2011

    " Fish in a barrell. A small barrell. So easy, it's almost not fun. But, it is deliciously fun to read about neocons and Limbaugh and how they lie and distort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abdul | 5/27/2011

    " If you want a good laugh and a quick read, please, please read this book:). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/5/2011

    " Even though, this country has just barely survived 8 years of incompetent Republican leadership since this book was written, I find it even more timely and even more funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilbenedict | 3/23/2011

    " Very funny and right to the point. Of course,
    I agree completely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/5/2011

    " I'm embarrassed to admit I read this dang book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy | 12/5/2010

    " The book was written in 1996, yet it still applies today. Limbaugh is stronger than ever. It's like the rich get richer, and the bullies get bullier. And there ain't no stopping them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 9/12/2010

    " Suggested for anyone who hates fake fox news and Rush Limbaugh (isnt it obvious?) Al is intelligent and makes his points with humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 9/10/2010

    " Funny and informative, but feels dated since it was published in 1996. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 8/30/2010

    " This book made me almost pee my pants! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/23/2010

    " The title says it all.

    Funny and acidic essays with definite (defiant?) swipes at the right. If you're a ditto head, this is NOT for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 5/18/2010

    " Funny, but outdated at this point, although unfortunately some thoughts/ideas are still relevant today. Would probably have been 4 stars if I had read it when it originally was published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/24/2010

    " I read this book in High School.... I am a dork. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 1/17/2010

    " A lot of 90s. Which is, I guess, appropriate, since it was, you know, published in 1996. A little outdated for someone who's reading in 2008, but it's still Al Franken, so it's still hilarious. Lord, do I love that man. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 1/9/2010

    " Full of the usual liberal lies, hyperbole and meanness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 1/7/2010

    " Franken is always funny, but this book is a bit frivolous, and his next book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," is better, if a bit more serious. "

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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.