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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Franken Narrator: Al Franken Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Al Franken’s landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them…a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a “bitterly funny assault” (New York Times) that rang “with the moral clarity of an angel’s trumpet” (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.

Al reveals the alarming story of how Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of “fear, smear, and queers,” and then claimed a nonexistent mandate; Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make “a great political issue”; Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from: Vladimir Lenin; and Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror show.

This is truly a book for everyone. If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or Bible. If you’re a liberal, this book is for you as well. Maybe even most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America’s finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican Congress. And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this book in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn’t do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called “failed” states but because his countrymen evidently failed to listen. In any case, enjoy the book.

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Noe Garza-Puente | 2/19/2014

    " Al Franken hates on the right. Some good one-liners. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Colin | 2/3/2014

    " Franken's obvious liberal bias leans negativly on the humor of the book. Most people who read the book would agree with him on most points, but any others would just look at his poorly constructed arguments and laugh, at him, not at his jokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/3/2014

    " Hilarious! Loved it! All about how Bush won the presidential election in 2004. Al started on Saturday Night Live and now is a senator in Minnesota. Gotta love the US! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Gregory Pierce | 11/26/2013

    " Same with Michael Moore. It's Al Franken, scraping for material. I've read most of it. Maybe he used all the good stuff for Lies, but this one pales in comparison. "

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