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It's not just a Twin Cities tale, either. Once young Jimmy discovers Hank Hercules's mail-order bodybuilding course, he goes from Minnesota bully magnet to globe-straddling he-man. (The book's design echoes Charles Atlas ads.) In Vietnam, Jimmy kicks commie butt with the elite Walrus Corps and meets his lifelong stalker, the V.C. turncoat the Rodent. In Alaska, Jimmy joins the IWW wrestling circuit and makes the monocled bone crusher Oberkapitan Werner Wehrmacht, Vicious Eddie with the zippered cheek, and Dave the Postal Worker look like NPR-listening wimps. Jimmy wrestles a 1,200-pound she-grizzly, and he's man enough to keep interrupting his life story to pick fights with his amanuensis ("Mr. Keillor is a tired old hack with a gecko face and thinning hair and a body like a six-foot stack of marshmallows"). Can Keillor get even? Can Jimmy outwit the Rodent? Will Schwarzenegger's Hollywood pals provoke Jimmy to revise Luther's Small Catechism to permit illegal headlocks? Get the whole stomping lowdown. (And to find out most of what Keillor knows about wrestling, read Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle.) --Tim Appelo
Just imagine the possibility of a small percentage of the voters electing a total dolt to office in a tight three-way race. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I laughed all the way through this book. I got it because I was a fan of Jesse Ventura. The funniest thing was..I read Ventura's I ain't Got Time to Bleed... Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by POPEYE
I've read most of Harrison Keillor's book and rate this as one of his most hilarious as litterally from the first page to the last I was in tears with laughter! A great read!Published on February 1, 2013 by Coordinator Clive
This is our favorite tape--wish it was on CD! We first listened to it on a road trip and nearly drove off the road laughing. A real HOOT!Published on April 4, 2009 by J. Blick
This is a LOT of fun. An obvious satire on Jesse Ventura--from wrestler to movie actor ("Predator" was about it, basically) to governor of Minnesota--"Me" has a ball spoofing big... Read morePublished on July 6, 2008 by LGwriter
Me:By Jimmy Valente is one a Keillor's funniest books to date. He takes an obvious non-fictional character and makes him into this hilarious haughty person that still can warm the... Read morePublished on January 28, 2008 by Robert T. Bowen
There really isn't a lot that can be said about this book. I read this for a bookring on bookcrossing. This is a satire of wresting, war, and politics. Read morePublished on October 7, 2003 by T. L. Walker
I thought this book might offer some humor and have some fun with Jessie Ventura and his politics, but man, this book stinks! Read morePublished on September 5, 2002 by Edward M. Novak
"Me by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente," Garrison Keillor's satire of Jesse Ventura, in parts is very funny. Read morePublished on January 9, 2001 by John B. Maggiore