Read Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Online Free - From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.
It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.
It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.
In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.
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June 03, 2017
I would almost consider moving to Minnesota in order for Al Franken to be my senator.
November 14, 2017
At last, here is a book which answers the burning question: why is Al Franken not funny anymore?
The short answer, of course: he’s a senator, and senators aren’t supposed to be funny. The long answer—the central idea of this thoughtful (and funny) autobiographical narrative—is that he’s still very...
January 12, 2018
First, I want to differentiate between what I thought of the book and what I have to say about Franken’s recent travails with alleged sexual misconduct, and his resignation from the Senate. That is at the bottom of the review, in a separate section.
In Giant of the Senate, Al Franken shows that no...
July 27, 2017
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate is a 2017 Twelve publication.
It’s always a slippery slope when reviewing a non-fiction politically based book. However, in the states, the current political polarization makes it even more of a challenge.
But, never fear, this review will not be a political commen...
September 07, 2017
I'm sure I'm not the only non American who has become obsessed with American politics over the last year or so. At first it was close to a prurient interest. As time goes by, it feels increasingly like what's happening in the US is relevant to my children's future environmental, economic and phys...
June 04, 2017
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken is a book I was so ready to read and it did not disappoint. He started the book by going all the way back to his beginnings in comedy then on up to being a Senator. The reason for this was to show how hard it was to run for office after being a comed...
August 12, 2017
I had never heard of Al Franken before he became a U.S. Senator. He had been on Saturday Night Live in the 70's- early 90's, before I started watching SNL. So I had no knowledge of him before 2009 when he became a Senator.
Al Franken Giant of the Senate is a perfect mixture of comedy and politics...
June 10, 2017
In the current political climate with congressional hearings, a special prosecutor, and a chief executive who demands fealty as if he were a "godfather" it was good to read a political manifesto in the form of biography that with drips with sarcasm and humor. When one thinks of Al Franken, Saturd...
September 21, 2017
Description: From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improb...
December 06, 2017
Check out a better-spelled version of this review on my very cromulent blog
UPDATE 12/6/17: Life is the worst. That said, I stand by my review and this book. Al behaved badly and he's going to resign because that's what you do. I hope he goes back to writing and works hard to be a better person. O...