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Truth, The (with jokes)
Truth, The (with jokes)
Truth, The (with jokes)
Audiobook9 hours

Truth, The (with jokes)

Written by Al Franken

Narrated by Al Franken

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them…a Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a "bitterly funny assault" (The New York Times) that rang "with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet" (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for all Americans.

Because after Lies, comes The Truth….

Al reveals the alarming story of how:
• Bush (barely) beat Kerry with his campaign of "fear, smear, and queers," and then claimed a nonexistent mandate
• Republicans decided that Terri Schiavo would make "a great political issue"
• Conservatives sought to undermine Social Security by using a strategy borrowed from… Vladimir Lenin
• Tom DeLay is just an absolute horror show

This is truly an audiobook for everyone.

If you were a Bush voter, Al wants to set aside partisan bitterness and talk about the better future Americans can build together for their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Generations beyond that will have to fend for themselves.) But first, Al must show you how Republican leaders are, at this very moment, betraying your trust and quite possibly lighting a Cuban cigar with a burning American flag or Bible.

If you're a liberal, this audiobook is for you as well. Maybe even most of all. You will find evidence for what you already believe: that Al Franken is among America's finest prose stylists, and that the depravity of the Bush administration is only outmatched by the rot in the heart of the Republican Congress.

And finally, if you are a member of a future generation who has found this audiobook in a pile of radioactive rubble, Al apologizes. Not because he didn't do his best to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons from rogue nations to non-state actors taking refuge in so-called "failed" states. But because his countrymen evidently failed to listen.

In any case, enjoy the audiobook.

Release dateOct 25, 2005
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Thoroughly researched and fact-checked and written in Al Franken's trademark comedic style, Franken presents a humorous, in-depth look at recent events and makes the happenings on Capitol Hill clear even to newcomers to the political scene. Highly recommended.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    "The Truth (With Jokes)" is long on both the truth AND the jokes. Al Franken, the author of such hard-hitting (and also very funny) books as "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" and "Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at The Right" and now Senator Franken from Minnesota, hit another one out of the park. Less funny the the other political texts I mentioned, it is a much more series book on the state of politics, and political malfeasance in particular, in America. Though particularly damning of the Bush Jr. administration, he has criticisms to spare for all Right-wing blowhards, nut-jobs and criminals who are ruining our country here at home and ruining our reputation abroad. While the conservative movement is what is wrong with this country, Senator Franken is a breath of fresh air and hopefully a movement in the "right (meaning correct in this instance)" direction.

    Read this book to learn the truth (and jokes)!

    Power to the Liberals!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Read some time ago so I don't really remember much. I assume I liked it since I kept it several years. I think it is a shame that Franken was railroaded out of the Senate on such specious grounds.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Great author. Could not put it down. It shows how history is repeating itself. Thanks