Al Franken, giant of the Senate / by Al Franken.

"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 unpreced...

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Main Author: Franken, Al,
Published: New York : Twelve, 2017.
Edition: First hardcover edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Why I'm a Democrat
  • How I became a comedian
  • Saturday Night Live (not the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the drug part)
  • Saturday Night Live (the part where I leave)
  • Paul
  • A 99 percent improvement
  • Year of the bean feed
  • The DeHumorizer(TM)
  • I attempt to litigate comedy
  • Hermann the German and the pill-out couch
  • No joke
  • Harry and Chuck
  • Icarus soars
  • Twixt cup and lip
  • Public opprobrium
  • My first powwow
  • Tax-dodging, rape-joking pornographer for Senate
  • Franni saves the campaign
  • "Has it gotten that bad?!"
  • "It's close, it's very close"
  • The recount
  • Welcome to the NFL
  • I actually become a senator
  • My first big win*
  • What gets me out of bed in the morning
  • The case of Perry Mason's lost case
  • The angel and the devil
  • Never give the staff credit
  • Letting my id run amok
  • I screw up
  • Operation curdle
  • Health care: now what?
  • I meet George W. Bush
  • The 64 percent rule
  • My Republican friends
  • Sophistry
  • Bulletproof
  • Cracks in my soul
  • The Koch brothers hate your grandchildren
  • No whining on the yacht
  • I win awards
  • We build a DeHumorizer(TM)
  • I get reelected
  • Lies and the lying liar who got himself elected President
  • I attend a presidential inauguration
  • Being as good as the people we serve.