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Why Not Me? is divided into three main sections. The first, "Daring to Lead," is Franken's "authorized campaign autobiography," in which he lays out his life story and his reasons for seeking the nation's highest office. Then, in his campaign diaries, we follow Franken and his team of advisers--including former Clinton pollster Dick Morris and Dan Haggerty, TV's Grizzly Adams--across New Hampshire and Iowa. Finally, there's "The Void," the behind-the-scenes account by Bob Woodward of Franken's first 100 days in the Oval Office. As a writer, Franken takes aim at a lot of targets, with nary a miss; there are enough great jokes in Why Not Me? to make almost anybody break down with a fit of the giggles at some point (especially at pages 132 to 133, but don't peek! It'll spoil the buildup). --Ron Hogan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is my all time favorite Al Franken book! I'm re-ordering it because it's been a few years since my wife and I read "Why Not Me" to each other. Read morePublished 16 months ago by K. H. Hooker
"Why Not Me?" Is another remarkable work of satire from Al Franken. The story of Al's ill-fated, fictitious Presidency is uncannily hilarious. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Zach Roberts
I'm a huge fan of politics, history, and comedy, and this book is hands down the best political comedy i've ever read, and I've read dozens. Read morePublished 22 months ago by David m Pollack
This novel of political satire by now Senator Al Franken was published in 1999. Looking back from 10 years later, it is interesting to see how things turned out. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by Fred Camfield
One of the funniest books I have ever read. Makes you think as well as giggle. And the fact that Franken actually wanted a political career while writing this amazing work makes... Read morePublished on January 21, 2009 by Joseph C. Sweeney
I listened to this on cassette, somewhat abridged, read by the author,
with some other voices and some sound effects. The Gore imitation is pretty good. Read more
This is the greatest book of political satire I have ever read. If you can think, read and laugh at the same time buy this book. It will have you rolling.Published on January 14, 2006 by Jeffrey R. Brock
This books is FUNNY.
If you HATE Al Franken you'll love this book. No other character in the book is as despicable as Al. Read more
In this book, we see Franken not as his usual politically-outspoken self but rather as another persona - a ridiculous candidate running for president, and winning in what turns out... Read morePublished on January 17, 2005 by Frikle