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Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson is a biography that draws directly from the extensive, nineteen-volume journal that Senator Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming elected to keep shortly before he was elected to the post of majority whip. Colorful anecdotes and testimony of those who knew the senator best supports this excellent reconstruction of a strong-willed leader. Al Simpson himself gave Donald Loren Hardy full editorial control and a mandate to tell the complete, unvarnished truth. Shooting from the Lip especially scrutinizes Simpson's role in critical events such as the Iran-Contra scandal. Al Simpson's charisma, expertise, and talent for using humor as well as reason to drive home a point distinguish his political career. Shooting from the Lip is an excellent and engaging true story and a welcome addition to college and public library political biography shelves-Midwest Book Review.
I opened the book and started to read and the next thing I knew, I had finished the book.
It tells the life story of former Senator Alan K. Simpson, perhaps the most unguarded man in recent decades to rise to political prominence.
The book is a brilliant example of what one man can do for his county through hard work, compassion, and honesty.
In my opinion, This book is like taking advice on dieting from the FAT LADY in the circus on how to loose weight. I wouldn't waste the time reading it. Sorry I did. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ronald Kotler
The title says it all. Another parasitic political hack trying to get rich off his years of gaming the systemPublished 14 months ago by Eric
what a man and statesmen! Not enough of these chaps around. Other polititions will not hold up to him .... mostly!Published 19 months ago by l brady steward
I KNEW I was going to like this gook by Senator Al Simpson.....have always been a huge fan of the Senator and now am a fan of his book.....don't hesitate.Published 19 months ago by Mom
Very good book. Author lives in my town, so got to have it signed. Nice extra. Why are so many words required??????Published 19 months ago by shirlgirl
I just love Senator Simpson's stories. He is even better telling them out loud with his brother. Those two ought to make a movie or DVD together. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lovina Northram
I bought this book in a small bookstore next to the Cowboy Cafe in DuBois, Wyoming. It was proudly displayed at eye level just inside the entrance. Read morePublished 22 months ago by eugene debs downer, jr. editor and publisher of Teton Magazine
Excellent read about a very unique and competent individual. His skills and effort are currently lacking in the US Congress.Published 23 months ago by CCK
It is unfortunate that today's polarized politicians in Washington would rather fight than solve critical problems. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by DonS