The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

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Penguin Putnam Incorporated, May 1, 2012 - Humor - 351 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's latest collection of political riffs and savagely funny suggestions for preserving sanity in an insane world.

New Rule: The next Republican Convention must be held in a giant closet. Every week there's a new gay Republican outed. I have a feeling that “big tent” they're always talking about is in their pants. There are so many Republicans in the closet, their symbol shouldn't be an elephant; it should be a moth.

New Rule: If one of your news organization's headlines is about who got kicked off Dancing with the Stars last night, you're no longer a news organization. Sort of like, if you were on Dancing with the Stars last night, you're no longer a star.

Media, celebrity, Democrats, Republicans, religion, children, marine life, electronics, that couple making out in the next booth—when it comes to lighting up his targets, Bill Maher is an equal-opportunity destroyer. The New New Rules offers Maher's new and best-loved observations about the world around us, along with some modest tips for its improvement. Because wouldn't life be a little better if the inside of the office microwave didn't look like a Jackson Pollock painting, or if fathers stopped signing up their nine-year-olds to win free hunting trips? Scathingly funny and relentlessly unafraid of sensitive topics, Maher's hilarious brand of realism is more welcome and necessary than ever. So sit back, read on, and enjoy. You may not agree with all his views, but one thing's for certain: If you're listening, you're laughing.

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User Review  - ThothJ - LibraryThing

Bill Maher is usually quite funny and this new book of his was no exception. Not for Evangelical Christians, Republicans and others who are unable to take a joke at their expense. Read full review

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User Review  - fpagan - LibraryThing

Same nature and format as _New Rules_ (2005), only newer and fatter. I think the most important thing about Maher may be his near-uniqueness as a public personality who acknowledges that all religions ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Bill Maher is the host of HBO's Real Time and hosted Comedy Central and ABC's Politically Incorrect for ten years. He has created nine stand-up comedy specials, and garnered twenty-seven Emmy nominations thus far. In 2008, Maher produced Religulous, the seventh-highest-grossing documentary in history.

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