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Emmy Award–winning television writer and producer, Grammy-winning comedian, and host of The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio, Al Franken is the author of five
books, including the number one New York Times bestsellers Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right and Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. He is the only comedian to have performed at Abu Ghraib, as far as we know.

Praise for Al Franken and his books:

For Why Not Me?

"An imaginatively funny and fresh satire... part autobiography, part manifesto, part diary and part eulogy." The Washington Post

"One of the funniest political satires of this or any decade... Al Franken blazes a side-splitting, scathing campaign trail.... 'Genius' might be too strong a word, but when a book has sucked you in to the point where you don't even know whether to take the acknowledgements seriously... you know you're in the presence of great satire." The Dallas Morning News

"Hilarious throughout...Franken has perfect pitch." The New York Times Book Review

"[A] witty send-up of presidential politics.... Franken proves again that he's one of our savviest satirists." People

"A gleefully absurd, rambling jaunt through the ritual of American campaigning... a hilariously farcical account." Entertainment Weekly

For Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations

"This book establishes Al Franken as a master of political humor... a delight to read and certain to appeal to readers of any political persuasion whose spirit hasn't been completely broken by the state of current U.S. politics." The Washington Times

"Wickedly funny." Newsweek

"Funny, angry and intelligent." The New York Times Book Review

"A very funny book... [Franken] picks the scabs off every logical inconsistency, factual error or act of malice he can find in contemporary conservatism... this book destroys [Limbaugh]." USA Today

"A laugh-out-loud funny book... [Franken's] points are swiftly and deftly made, and his sense of humor about the current carnival of political grotesques is badly needed." Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

"He's back, and his wit is sharper than ever." The Boston Phoenix Find Books by Al Franken

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