Sunday, July 16, 2017

Al Franken, giant of the Senate

Al Franken, giant of the Senate / Al Franken, read by Al Franken, 406 pgs.

After a 35 year career in comedy, Al Franken decided to run for senate.  He won in the closest race in history and set to prove to his constituents that he was up for the job, willing to work hard, and stay true to his progressive values. In this memoir, Franken tells about the issues dear to him, talks about what it is like to be a senator and reveals some of the jokes that he was unable to tell on the senate floor because his staff has forbidden it.  Franken is no Stuart Smalley but parts really give you hope about politics, politicians and the direction of the country...right up until November 2016.  Oh well, still a great book and the audio version is wonderful.

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