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The Resource Al Franken Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken

Al Franken Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken

Label
Al Franken Giant of the Senate
Title
Al Franken Giant of the Senate
Statement of responsibility
by Al Franken
Title variation
Giant of the Senate
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the #1 bestselling author--a book about 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. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, 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."--Jacket
Summary
The Harvard-educated comedian and talk-show host chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10561794
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Franken, Al
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Franken, Al
  • United States
  • Franken, Al
  • United States
  • Large type books
  • Legislators
  • Comedians
  • Large type books
  • Comedians
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HUMOR / Politics
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government
Target audience
adult
Label
Al Franken Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958797640
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print; First hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 548 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781455571208
Lccn
2017303543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958797640
Label
Al Franken Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958797640
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large print; First hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 548 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781455571208
Lccn
2017303543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958797640

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