Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Twelve #ad - I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. 1 new york times bestseller"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. It made me deliriously happy. Louise erdrich, The New York Times p. P1 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; font: 15. 0px tahoma; color: #212121; -webkit-text-stroke: #212121} span.

S1 {font-kerning: none} from senator al franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.

It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate #ad - In this candid personal memoir, inside the halls of congress, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. Has al franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.


Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Macmillan Audio #ad - This riveting and explosive account of trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the oval office, including:-- what president trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before in history has a presidency so divided the American people.

Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. More praise for fire and fury:"holter Graham, actor and veteran audiobook narrator, a Baltimore native, delivers this truly bizarre tale of dysfunction in a composed voice.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House #ad - Where a less confident narrator might have allowed a smirking note to emerge, Graham maintains his poise, subtly picking up the narrative's mood in slight modulations of tone and unobtrusively freighted pauses. Washington Post“Essential reading. Michael d’antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.

Com“not since harry potter has a new book caught fire in this way…Fire and Fury is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received. The economist. Holter graham uses his deep, elastic voice to punctuate key ideas, and he speeds up and slows down to create tension.


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Blackstone Audio, Inc. #ad - While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or the plane to arrive, the train, from quarks to quantum mechanics, or while waiting for the bus, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

So tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. What is the nature of space and time? how do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry #ad - Read by the author - neil deGrasse Tyson The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos.


Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump

Twelve #ad - And millions of americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle -- including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn -- and Russia.

Russian roulette chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?1 new york times bestseller the incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.

Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump #ad - S. After U. S. Russia relations soured, as vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U. S. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry.

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

HighBridge Audio #ad - For the first time since his bestselling rush limbaugH IS A BIG FAT IDIOT, Franken trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene. Used book in Good Condition. No one is spared as al uses the right's own words against them: not Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, the entire Fox network nor the Bush administration.

This is the book al Franken fans have been waiting for and his foes have been dreading. Now, the "master of political humor" Washington Post destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media and exposes how the Right shamelessly tries to deceive the rest of us.


What Happened

Simon & Schuster Audio #ad - Used book in Good Condition. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” Slate. In this “feminist manifesto” the new york times, age, the criticism over her voice, she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, Russian interference, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, and an opponent who broke all the rules. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

What Happened #ad - . Guide to our political arena” the washington Post, What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. Offering a “bracing.


The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West

Hachette Book Group and Blackstone Audio #ad - Nance examines how and why putin's associates have sought to bring fringe candidates in the West into the mainstream and how they have used the populist battlefield of social media to mount their vicious campaigns. Revelatory, insightful, and at times shocking, the plot to Destroy Democracy reveals for the first time how Russia's recent hackings in the United States and Europe and its increasingly belligerent rhetoric fit into its master plan to unseat democracies around the world.

Retired intelligence officer and new york times bestselling author of the Plot to Hack America Malcolm Nance offers a provocative, the methodologies used in the 2016 election, comprehensive analysis of the Russian Federation's master plan to destroy democracy, what will be their next steps, and how to stop them.

Malcolm nance's previous book, the new york times bestselling the plot to hack america, blew the whistle on Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Vladimir Putin's plans to undermine the 2016 presidential election, alerting the public to the full scale of the hacking and helping usher that story to the top of the headlines.

The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Based on his original research and countless interviews with espionage experts, Nance's new book, examines why Putin and his underlings aimed to sabotage the election, The Plot to Destroy Democracy, reveals the full scope of their plans--including how the hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the West--as well as what they have in store.

The plot to destroy democracy exposes how russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout the United States and Europe, seeking to create antidemocratic sentiment around the world that can be leveraged to build a Russian-led alliance of nondemocratic autocracies.


The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

Macmillan Audio #ad - Doherty, Edwin B. Gail sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. It’s not all in our heads.

J. It’s in his. Expertly compiled by author and editor Bandy X. Reiss, rosemary sword, gail Sheehy, Thomas Singer, Tony Schwartz, Michael J. Covitz, lance Dodes, William J. Gartner, nanette Gartrell, James Gilligan, Leonard L. Robert jay lifton, on the “malignant normality” that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President #ad - His madness is catching, too. This program is read by alex hyde-White, William Dufris, Hillary Huber, Nanette Gartrell, Leonard L. Ochlan, thomas singer, jennifer Contarino Panning, Rosemary Sword, Michael J. Friedman, John D. The dangerous case of donald trump describes the consensus view held by two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Penguin Audio #ad - New york times book review 10 best books of 2018A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin the active ingredient in magic mushrooms are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book.

But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. The true subject of pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence #ad - By turns dazzling and edifying, the self, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, and our place in the world. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.

A unique and elegant blend of science, history, memoir, travel writing, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. Used book in Good Condition.