The Truth (with Jokes)

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Humor - 573 pages
113 Reviews
A New York Times Bestseller.

Al Franken's new book picks up where Lies and "The Al Franken Show" leave off. Armed with an arsenal of facts and research and comedy!, Al is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and its right-wing cronies. Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Al's hard-hitting work of political satire is poised to become the most talked-about book of the year.

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User Review  - Rich Baker - Goodreads

Excellent book. I highly recommend the audio book as Al Franken's comedic timing and voice are amazing. It's a dated book. When it came out it was about recent history. Reading it in 2014 feels like I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ira Livingston - Goodreads

Another book that I read pre-election time. Very well written, and caused me to vote for him, as at the end I just felt he was going to run-- it made me cry to think he had to become tainted with ... Read full review


FOREWORD Al Franken American Hero by Anonymous
BOOK ONE The Triumph of Evil
Election Day

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About the author (2005)

Al Franken was born in 1951 and grew up in Minnesota. He got his start in show business in high school, when he began performing stand-up comedy. He attended Harvard University, but his comic talent went unrecognized by the school's famous Harvard Lampoon, which rejected him. Undaunted, Franken continued to do stand-up with a friend from high school, Tom Davis. Franken and Davis became celebrities when Lorne Michaels discovered their act and hired them for his new show, Saturday Night Live. In addition to doing the stand-up, Franken wrote many funny skits, including Chevy Chase's famous Gerald Ford bits, and created memorable characters like Stuart Smalley. Franken's ability to write comedy translated into a best-selling success with his political satire, Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. The book has sold almost one million copies. Franken was elected to the U. S. Senate representing Minnesota in 2009.

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