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Al Franken, giant of the Senate

Author: Al Franken
Publisher: New York : Twelve, [2017] ©2017
Series: New York Times Bestseller Nonfiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Al Franken; Al Franken; Al Franken
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Franken
ISBN: 9781455540419 1455540412 9781538759981 1538759985 1455571202 9781455571208 9781538712962 1538712962
OCLC Number: 987002041
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: New York Times BestSeller List.
Description: vi, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Why I'm a Democrat --
How I became a comedian --
Saturday Night Live (not the drug part) --
Saturday Night Live (the drug part) --
Saturday Night Live (the part where I leave) --
Paul --
A 99 percent improvement --
Year of the bean feed --
The DeHumorizer(TM) --
I attempt to litigate comedy --
Hermann the German and the pill-out couch --
No joke --
Harry and Chuck --
Icarus soars --
Twixt cup and lip --
Public opprobrium --
My first powwow --
Tax-dodging, rape-joking pornographer for Senate --
Franni saves the campaign --
"Has it gotten that bad?!" --
"It's close, it's very close" --
The recount --
Welcome to the NFL --
I actually become a senator --
My first big win* --
What gets me out of bed in the morning --
The case of Perry Mason's lost case --
The angel and the devil --
Never give the staff credit --
Letting my id run amok --
I screw up --
Operation curdle --
Health care: now what? --
I meet George W. Bush --
The 64 percent rule --
My Republican friends --
Sophistry --
Bulletproof --
Cracks in my soul --
The Koch brothers hate your grandchildren --
No whining on the yacht --
I win awards --
We build a DeHumorizer(TM) --
I get reelected --
Lies and the lying liar who got himself elected President --
I attend a presidential inauguration --
Being as good as the people we serve.
Series Title: New York Times Bestseller Nonfiction.
Other Titles: Giant of the Senate
Responsibility: by Al Franken.

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