Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency

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The dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, the first Jewish president of the United States. From the first days of the Franken campaign as the candidate pledges 'to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side' as Al, aided by his covering sex addict and alcoholic deputy campaign manager, stuns the pundits by defeating Al Gore for the democratic nomination, then is swept into office carrying all fifty states. But from that moment of triumph it's downhill all the way...

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"An imaginatively funny and fresh satire...part autobiography, part manifesto, part diary and part eulogy."--"The Washington Post" "[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" "Hilarious throughout...Franken has perfect pitch."--"The New York Times Book Review" Don't miss Al Franken's #1 bestseller Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations: "Wickedly funny."--"Newsweek" "This book establishes Al Franken as a master of political humor."--"The Washington Times" "Funny, angry and intelligent."--"The New York Times Book Review" "It's a scream!"--"The Seattle Times" "A very funny book."--"USA Today" "Very funny--.--.--.--Franken has perfect pitch." --P.J. O'Rourke, The New York Times Book Review "Screamingly hilarious." --Newsday "An imaginatively funny and fresh satire--.--.--.--part autobiography, part manifesto, part diary and part eulogy." --The Washington Post "[A] witty send-up of Presidential politics--.--.--.--Franken proves again that he's one of our savviest satirists." --People -->

About the Author:

Al Franken is the bestselling author of Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. He is also an Emmy award-winning contributor to and star of NBC's Saturday Night Live. He lives with his family in New York City.

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