Oh, the Things I Know!
The classic New York Times bestseller by Senator Al Franken, author of Giant of the Senate
Senator 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—bestselling author, Emmy-award winning television star, sitting U.S. Senator, 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BenKline - LibraryThing
Fun light hearted book poking fun at 'self help' and 'inspiration' books. Entertaining/humorous for what it was, but not much more than that. Never been super big on Franken but the book is passable enough to enjoy. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jim53 - LibraryThing
Franken addresses a number of topics in three-to-five-page humorous essays. I'm afraid I just didn't find this to be nearly as funny as a lot of other humor books I've read. Read full review