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Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

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by Michael Moore

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This book is Moore's most personal to date -- and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverant vignettes from his own life.

Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on an Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy,


This book is Moore's most personal to date -- and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverant vignettes from his own life.

Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on an Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Changing planes in Vienna, he escapes death at the hands of the terrorist Abu Nidal (others weren't so lucky). In search one day for a bag of Ruffles potato chips, he ends up eliminating racial discrimination at private clubs all across America. He founded his first underground newspaper in fourth grade. He refused to be on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite at 16 ("There's not enough Clearasil in the world for that to happen"). And he became the youngest elected official in the country at age 18 by enlisting an "army of local stoners" who had no idea what they were doing as his campaign staff.

And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decided to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

All of this is the stuff that makes for great fiction -- but every one of these stories is true and from the life of one Michael Moore, a son of Flint, Michigan, who became an iconic voice for American progressives everywhere. But before that Michael Moore became the Oscar-winning filmmaker and all-round rabble rouser and thorn-in-the-side of corporate and right-wing America, there was the guy who had an uncanny knack of just showing up where history was being made. Like the night he was passing through Berlin and some crazies started chiseling on a very large wall. The next thing he knew he was on top of that wall, taunting soldiers who apparently thought he wasn't worth wasting a bullet on.

This book is a wild, revealing, take-no-prisoners ride through the early life of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, this is a book Michael Moore has been writing -- and living -- for a very long time.

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Allen Lane
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Meet the Author

In addition to his work as a mega-bestselling author, Michael Moore is an award-winning director. He lives in Michigan.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 23, 1954
Place of Birth:
Davison, Michigan
Attended University of Michigan, Flint

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Here Comes Trouble 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
JerryGK More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Michael's book and to tell you the truth I couldn't put it down. To me it was like being down at the local gas station in the 1950's when I was a kid and listening to the stories older folks would tell about their lives and the people they had known and the wisdom I derived from it. It is sad how Michael and his family were treated and I could see things in my own life when I stood up for my beliefs and was put down for it and even some times beat-up for my convictions. When you take a stand for what is right and holy you can be sure the world will hate you for it.
qwizwizard More than 1 year ago
I can reflect on my own experiences after reading Michael Moore's short stories in "Here Comes Trouble." It is easy to identify with his realistic views. Because of his honesty (and tenacity) I think he is a great asset to those of us who have questions that deserve to be answered. His genuine concern for the common man is unfailing. Thanks for keeping the price of this book within reason, which makes it available to all of us now rather than waiting for a "recycled copy" from a friend.
OCCUPYEARTH More than 1 year ago
This book is great for veterans and first time readers of Michael Moore creations! The book goes through a great era of time and explains his life through very controversial issues and it is hilarious! The Best Book i have read so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all Moore's books but in this one he writes something that goes beyond politics. There is something here to appeal to everyone. Whether you love Michel or hate him, buy the book. You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Moore's writing reminds me of Jean Shepherd's work; the stories are written in a tone that's naturally funny. However, many of Michael's stories end sadly, and the roots of his activism against injustice and prejudice are evident here. Reading this book was like participating in a great conversation that I didn't want to end. Those who believe that a Christian will act as Christ did will understand and like this book. Ignoramuses who believe in death threats to shut people up shouldn't bother. Michael, I'm sorry you need to have bodyguards, but I'm grateful that you do. At a time when the truth often belongs to those who can buy it on Fox News, you are needed. And my grandchildren will see what can happen if they are not vigorous defenders of human rights.
paulabren More than 1 year ago
If you ever wanted to know how Michael Moore grew up to be THE Michael Moore so many of us respect and love, you'll want to read "Here Comes Trouble." Each of his very personal stories provides a piece of the whole of who he is. As usual, he minces no words. My husband and I found time, even on our vacation, to read this to each other. In turns we found ourselves crying then laughing then nodding "OK, then, that's why he _______."
Glen Fargo More than 1 year ago
This is place for reviews, not political views. I would urge everyone to stick to the book, and resist ugly attacks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In these series of vignettes Moore reveals unsuspected accomplishments from his early life that are astounding. Between the humor, the pathos, and the excitement of one adventure after another - meeting famous and infamous people along the way - we see how his commitment to social and political reform got its start and its encouragement from both successes and failures. And also along the way, Moore has no compunction about admitting his insecurities and hesitations in the face of a burgeoning reputation as a "trouble-maker" by the established and often arthritic powers-that-be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He tells the story of my childrens generation better than most. It is people like him that lay the framework for change in our country. So many things get swept under the rug be our mainstream media . We need a lot more Michael moores in this country to raise the awareness of what goes on without the general publics awareness. A must read for those who care about our childrens future
Frruss More than 1 year ago
Love Michael Moore, this gets you to know him personally...
KKR More than 1 year ago
This book is a fast read. It relates a number of episodes, more or less in chronological order, in the life of filmmaker and writer Michael Moore and how he, a college dropout like Steve Jobs, and like Jobs from a relatively disadvantaged background, became successful and famous. Like Jobs, he thought for himself; he resisted authority in his case, and asked more questions than anyone wanted to answer. His persistence and his uncompromisingly humanitarian world view, based on both life experience and religious ideals, allowed his basic capabilities to emerge and let him develop into a powerful influence on our time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you are interested in biographies and/or Michael Moore. I am a fan of both and have even started to retell the stories to my husband! I like it very much.
JOMONV More than 1 year ago
Even though you may not agree with his politics, you have to admit that he has a unique voice. This book gives you some insight into how he bacame a filmmaker. Entertaining read.
noelia maldonado More than 1 year ago
Yes, he can get a little carried away with details, but his overall essence is all there. Finished it in two days...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's had an interesting life! I enjoyed reading about his experiences, especially his time as a school board member. His stories inspire me to fight harder for things I believe in. It was a quick read, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moore reflects on his own life and his altruistic nature from childhood on. Love him or hate him his book tells of his commitment to fairness and his work in being true to that end. He had taken many hits to his personal reputation to help others. You cannot help but respect someone with that kind of passion doing what they believe in. This is someone who has taken action against unfairness even as a teenager.
Just_Emma More than 1 year ago
Written in a very conversational style, the life events Michael Moore writes about are interesting, entertaining and enlightening. He is honest, funny, moving and real. Reading this book, for me, is like reminiscing with a good friend about many shared experiences. I enjoy learning how he became interested in making the statements he does with his documentaries and books. He lives his life from the heart, always striving to stay on the side of truth, even when the choices are pretty hard. He's also honest enough to talk about times he felt he let himself down, and what was learned from those experiences. The book is a fast read, and has plenty of humor, as well as thought-provoking content.
AAR More than 1 year ago
HERE COMES TROUBLE by Michael Moore is an interesting allbeit different autobiographical mold. It is a collection of short stories based on this author's early years of life,his memories,and his thoughts ranging from his early childhood into his older years. Moore is an excellent story teller. A great read for anyone who enjoys autobiographical read. "Here Comes Trouble" will take you on an eye opening,sometimes funny,sometimes moving,ride through the life and times of "Michael Moore". Received for review from the publisher.Details can be found at Grand Central Publishing,a trademark of Hachette Book Groups,Inc.and My Book Addiction Reviews.
deborah shomsky More than 1 year ago
i loved it!
Local164 More than 1 year ago
This is a necessary read for people who are both fans and critics.
nookworm314 More than 1 year ago
"Reviews" from people who obviiously have not cracked open the book they are supposedly reviewing are useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book...
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