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Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life Hardcover – September 13, 2011
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"Mr. Moore's coming of age as a working-class malcontent is...something to behold. It's the story of a big lunk who learns to yoke his big mouth to a sense of purpose. It persuades you to take Mr. Moore seriously, and it belongs on a shelf with memoirs by, and books about, nonconformists like Mother Jones, Abbie Hoffman, Phil Ochs, Rachel Carson, Harvey Pekar and even Thomas Paine. " (The New York Times )
With the book's emotional highs and lows, and self-deprecating, empathetic style, Moore triumphs. Regardless of which side of the political fence readers are on, they're sure to find this collection enlightening, engaging, and occasionally enraging." (Publisher's Weekly (starred review) )
From the pleasures of night baseball to family arguments over long hair and Vietnam to early forays into politics, Moore turns in a readable, and often quite funny, American story. Indeed, Moore considers himself a patriot; as he writes, 'if you see his movies, you will instantly know that I deeply love this country.' This spirited, most welcome book is more evidence of that affection." (Kirkus )
"Written with restraint and grace...confirms [Moore's] reputation as a great storyteller and reveals himself to be an insightful memoirist...touching and revealing stories drawn from a fascinating life." (The Hollywood Reporter ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Michael Moore is a filmmaker and author. He was born in Flint, Michigan.
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Most likely because he does so much narration in his movies, I found I was "hearing" this in Moore's voice. The book jumps around chronologically from chapter to chapter, and I liked piecing things together bit by bit. I don't think it would have been as interesting if he had just told us the story of his life start to finish. Some stories were poignant, some were scary, some were hilarious, some were surprising, some heartbreaking (I cried during the chapter Pietà)...but what they all do is give you a complete answer to exactly what created Michael Moore as he is today. From the time he was born to the time the book was published, he includes events that show exactly how he came to be who he is, and really, how he always WAS that person. The book is more about him than it is about politics, but there are some politics in there of course. It's incredible and beautiful and powerful and it makes me realize that with as much as I've felt I've stood for in my life, it really just isn't enough.
Hard to put down, but the great thing is, with the book written out of order, each chapter is essentially it's own story, so you can treat it as a book of short stories if you are intimidated by longer books.
This is a wonderful, difficult-to-put-down read. My wife agrees, adding that she now has a bit of a crush on Mr. Moore. (Yes, we were already fans of his.) For those more skeptical of him and his intentions, this book would be a great way to see what makes him tick; and to also realize that he's not the America/freedom/religion hating monster that he's often purported to be by those who just want him to shut up.
Michael Moore has made a life of not going by the book. My recommendation to you: buy this book.
In true Michel Moore fashion, he tells it like it was/is. Michael taps into the culture(s) of the times by telling stories which many of us who grew up during that era can relate to in one way or another.
I particularly liked the chapter entitled: 'Pieta'. The way Mike weaves his connection with the Pieta and his own mom's legacy was stunning- with an added tender touch by way of the photo on the back of the chapter's final page (gotta read the book to receive this blessing!)
I lol many times. The stories often tugged at my own personal experiences, bringing me to tears.
Michael honors his traditions/upbringing with love and humor....I've ordered copies for my brothers and sisters (6 of 'em....yes, we're Catholic) :j
Thank you for sharing your stories, Michael!
"Here Comes Trouble" is an apt description for a reader who isn't a political progressive, but it also describes the twists and turns that made him the artist we know.