Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Unabridged)
by Al Franken
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From the best-selling author - 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. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate 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.
Okay I am not even half way through it but it is very good. Things you definitely don't hear from politicians. Speaking of hearing it is great to hear this in the author's voice.
Inside the senate.
Amazing foresight into how the Senate works. Really funny sections about his growing up to a adult. Great book. Wish it would have up to the minute analysis.
I really like everything he's written. He won of the best democratic senators. I really hope he runs against Trump he would beat him big in 2020 if Trump doesn't have to resign before then.