Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken

  • Release Date: 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 253 Ratings
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#1 New York Times Bestseller
"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times
From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.
It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.
It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.
In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.
Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.


  • Read this book

    By Mr_Beck_
    Read this and Milo platypus' book in the same week... Al hits everything on the head and has the intelligence, wit, and humor to back it up. Actually being on the ground in the senate proves his statements, while Milo just whined like a baby. GREAT READ!
  • Puke

    By whatcat
    Puke, he is a mindless ,puke!
  • 💩

    By tnt1000
    Another 5 pile 💩💩💩💩💩 book
  • A giant unfunny libtard in the senate

    By D'Artangian
    With more half-wits like this in the senate the republic won't make it out of the 21st century. The slobbering comments by all the lib toadys underscore this fact.
  • Only in his own mind, if he has one?

    By Discerning Reader
    What a waste of air.
  • Yuge

    By LloydBanksy
    Thought the title was tongue in cheek but Franken truly is a giant of the senate and the book was hilariously fantastic.
  • a true American

    By McP31
    wonderful read by a great man. Trumpettes, go buy a book with lots of pictures
  • I haven't read it

    By BootsMcIntosh
    I'm merely curious. Will iTunes iBooks publish a review from someone that has not purchased any form of the book (or app) Same problem with Amazon. People can say bad things about sellers and products. There's got to be an "algorithm" that prevents non-purchasers from opinions.
  • Laughing hard

    By Manolete1946
    This book is a hilarious recount of the senators career-he writes well and very funny.Also he is very honest (see no help from Obama) and one can learn quite a bit.the content overall is serious but every 10 pages I burst out laughing.As he is moving up in the senate there is a good chance that he will be one of the most influential players in Washington-just hope he stays Al Franken.
  • Keeping Hope Alive!

    By Petrov19
    Great read...great insight...and the ending is brilliant!