AL FRANKEN - GIANT of the SENATE (“Every page was funny.  It made me deliriously happy.”  -  Louise Erdrich, The New York Times) 

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30 August 2017 10:52

Editorial Reviews
“The best political book of 2017.”?Alex Shephard, The New Republic

“In this excellent, insightful memoir, comedian turned senator Franken recalls his unlikely path to public service…Franken is quite a raconteur, and he tells the story of his remarkable life and times with a sense of humor that is always irreverent and often self-deprecating.”?Publishers Weekly

“This is a great book about politics. No joke…Compulsively readable [with] laugh-out-loud lines in every chapter.”?Booklist Starred Review

“[AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE] may…be the funniest memoir by a sitting - standing, recumbent, squatting - U.S. senator. Scratch that ‘may.’ It surely is. This is a genuinely funny book, often hilarious…the Senate, and the country, would be the poorer without him. He’s an American original.”?Christopher Buckley, The Washington Post

“Admirably incautious…Franken has weaponized the gifts that proved so useful for comedy - a sharp eye, a sharper tongue, the ability to tease out the essential absurdity of a given situation and deliver the goods with maximum impact.”?Mark Binelli, Rolling Stone

“In a breezy, funny, biting, and often earnest read, Franken pulls off what many of his congressional colleagues have failed to do: write…an interesting and honest memoir.”?Sam Brodey,

“A fun and compelling book. [Franken] uses self-deprecating humor to poke fun at everyone on either side of the aisle, and he gives readers insight into the daily workings of life in the Senate. His love of the people and the state of Minnesota is crystal clear.”?Jeff Ayers, AP

“With this book, Franken is both resistance leader and family counselor…A hilarious guide to what happens when a comedian runs for Congress.”?The Nation

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About the Author
Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host. He’s been married to his wife, Franni, for 41 years-many of them happy. They have two children, Thomasin and Joe, and three grandchildren. Senator Franken graduated from Harvard College and received his doctorate in right-wing megalomania studies from Trump University.