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Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness (Unabridged)

by Al Franken

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Al Franken, or Dr. Al Franken as he prefers to be called, has written the first truly indispensable book of the new millennium. Filled with wisdom, observations, and practical tips you can put to work right away, Oh, the Things I Know! is a cradle-to-grave guide to living, an easy-to-follow user's manual for human existence. What does a megasuccess like Al Franken - best selling author, Emmy-award winning television star, and honorary Ph.D. - have to say to ordinary people like you? Well, as Dr. Al himself says, "There's no point in getting advice from hopeless failures." Join Mr. Franken - sorry, Dr. Franken - on a journey that will take you from your first job ("Oh, Are You Going to Hate Your First Job!"), through the perils and pitfalls of your twenties and thirties ("Oh, the Person of Your Dreams vs. the Person You Can Actually Attract!"), into the joys of marriage and parenthood ("Oh, Just Looking at Your Spouse Will Make Your Skin Crawl!"), all the way to the golden years of senior citizenship ("Oh, the Nursing Home You'll Wind Up In!"). Don't travel life's lonesome highway by yourself. Take Al Franken along, if not as an infallible guide, then at least as a friend who will make you laugh. For adult listeners.

Customer Reviews

my favorite audio book so far

i've listened to this book far more times than any other audiobook i've bought. it's hilarious, and also has a subtlety that makes it enjoyable time and time again. al franken's political side might not appeal to you but since this book has almost no political content, it wouldn't even matter. get it!

Oh, The Things I Know!

I needed a companion on my new years running resolution. So I bought this download. I had to either quit running, or listen because I was laughing so hard. So I decided to walk. That didn't work either. So I listened. It was entertaining. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who cares to broaden their vocabulary and mind. If you're a thoughtful conservative, you'll appreciate it, if not you'll hate it. If you're a thoughtful democrat, you'll appreciate that neither grouping has all the answers. If you're not, you'll love it and not learn from the mistakes. Review summary: Run, Walk, Laugh, Think.

Worth a few laughs!

While now Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has had some blemishes in his past, this by and large is not one of them. It's an enjoyable 2.6 hours of light humor, fun critique, and occasionally a piece of good advice. Some material that would offend the most conservative among us, but they are very unlikely to read / listen. It was an entertaining companion for a recent road trip - pithy, fun, and with the exception of his earliest gaffes at college commencements (from which he obviously learned much), a delightful read. Recommended.

Al Franken, Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Al Franken
  • Published: 2003
  • Category: Comedy
  • Provider: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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