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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
by Al Franken | Humor
Registered by brewski of Markham, Ontario Canada on 8/13/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 13, 2006

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From Publisher's Weekly:
This witty, scrupulously researched and expertly delivered audio production accomplishes what few nonfiction audio books manage to do-it realizes the full potential of the format. Even those who have already read Franken's book should take the time to listen to this superb audio adaptation, which is enhanced by Franken's impeccable sense of comic timing, eerily precise impersonations and inclusion of source materials. In the most compelling section, for example, Franken juxtaposes two revealing clips to illustrate his view that the late Senator Paul Wellstone's memorial was "cynically distorted for partisan political advantage" not by the Democrats, but by the Republicans. The first clip is from Rush Limbaugh's radio show, where he proclaims in a heavy, lugubrious voice, "The Democrats wrenched Wellstone's soul right out of the grave, assumed it for themselves and then used it for their own blatant, selfish political ambitions.... Show me where the grief was!" Franken follows this with an excerpt from the memorial-which will bring tears to the eyes of any listener, partisan or non-in which David McLaughlin pays tribute to his younger brother, Will, who was Wellstone's driver, bodyguard, adviser and "the one who kept Paul going." By turns sad, funny and serious (but always satirical), this audio book has all the entertainment value of fiction (and even a one-act play called The Waitress and The Lawyer based on one of President Bush's radio addresses), but the issues Franken raises will stay with listeners long after their laughter has died down. 


Journal Entry 2 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 02, 2006

7 out of 10

This was a pretty amusing book that I will likely pass on to the more liberal of my brothers :) 


Journal Entry 3 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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Set aside to give to my brother when he visits in September 2007. 


Journal Entry 4 by brewski at San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Released 10 yrs ago (9/16/2007 UTC) at San Jose, California USA

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Sent back to California with my younger brother. 


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