Citizen Moore: The Life and Times of an American Iconoclast

Citizen Moore: The Life and Times of an American Iconoclast

by Roger Rapoport
     
 
His fearless satirical assaults on formidable opponents like General Motors, the National Rifle Association and George W. Bush's White House, have made Michael Moore both a box office hit filmmaker and a bestselling author. For the first time this definitive biography traces the untold story of the 30 years of struggles and failures that led to his "overnight" success

Overview

His fearless satirical assaults on formidable opponents like General Motors, the National Rifle Association and George W. Bush's White House, have made Michael Moore both a box office hit filmmaker and a bestselling author. For the first time this definitive biography traces the untold story of the 30 years of struggles and failures that led to his "overnight" success. To write this revealing, inspirational, often hilarious book, about the quintessential late bloomer, investigative reporter Roger Rapoport interviewed over 200 people who played key roles in Michael Moore's life, from the nuns at his boyhood Catholic school to Ralph Nader and other employers - not to mention a seven-foot chicken! Anyone who loves (or detests) MIchael Moore will find Citizen Moore an eye-opening book. Michael Moore has two new films set for release, Sicko (about the American health care industry) and The Great '04 Slacker Uprising, focusing on his 70 city nationwide campaign tour to unseat George Bush.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist Starred Review
A full absorbing look at the man who has made documentaries as popular as feature films. In this engaging book Rapoport portrays the quirks and complexities of a man whose life is as fascinating as his films.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571431639
Publisher:
RDR Books
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Roger Moore
"I liked the anecdote about Moore's memory of people in his hometown church applauding when they learned Martin Luther King Jr. had been murdered.... Nobody would admit it now, but the Nixon-Wallace "Silent Majority" hated King's guts. Those haters still living hate Moore's guts, now."--(Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel)
Diane C. Donovan
"A well-rounded biographical treatment essential for any who would understand the filmmaker's creations and methods....The perfect biographical reference to understanding his life and times."--(Diane C. Donovan, Midwest Library Review)
Joe Kempkes
"An in-depth, richly nuanced look at the career of the multifaceted author/filmmaker Michael Moore. Like all attempts at great biography, it strives to recount an individual life and, by extension, serve as a template for how each of us, through trial and error, make our way in the world. It succeeds admirably well."--(Joe Kempkes, Laney Tower)

Meet the Author

Roger Rapoport is the author, co-author and editor of 17 books including Hillsdale; Greek Tragedy in America's Heartland, Saving Our Schools, Into The Sunlight, and The Great American Bomb Machine. His magazine articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, Esquire, Mother Jones, Parade and many other publications.

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