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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Signed Book)
     

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Signed Book)

by Al Franken
 

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From the #1 bestselling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.


AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month

Overview

From the #1 bestselling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.


AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2017
How celebrated comedian Franken got from Saturday Night Live to the U.S. Senate; with a 325,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781538759981
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/30/2017
Edition description:
Signed Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
31,823

Meet the Author

Senator Al Franken graduated from Harvard College. Before running for office, Al spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host, and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Al was first elected to the United States Senate in 2008 and re-elected (by a much larger margin) in 2014. He and his wife, Franni, have been married for 40 years, many of them happy. They have two children and two grandchildren, with a third on the way.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
May 21, 1951
Education:
B.S., Political Science, Harvard University, 1973
Website:
http://www.al-franken.com/