Here Comes Trouble

  • by Michael Moore
  • Narrated by Michael Moore
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book is Moore's most personal to date - and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverant vignettes from his own life.
Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy and the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan.
Changing planes in Vienna, he escapes death at the hands of the terrorist Abu Nidal (others weren't so lucky). In search for a bag of Ruffles potato chips one day, he ends up eliminating racial discrimination at private clubs all across America. He founded his first underground newspaper in fourth grade.
He refused to be on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite at 16 ("There's not enough Clearasil in the world for that to happen"). And he became the youngest elected official in the country at age 18 by enlisting an "army of local stoners" who had no idea what they were doing as his campaign staff.
And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decided to show him how to perform his own exorcism.
All of this is the stuff that makes for great fiction - but every one of these stories is true and from the life of one Michael Moore, a son of Flint, Michigan, who became an iconic voice for American progressives everywhere. But before that Michael Moore became the Oscar-winning filmmaker and all-round rabble rouser and thorn-in-the-side of corporate and right-wing America, there was the guy who had an uncanny knack of just showing up where history was being made. Like the night he was passing through Berlin and some crazies started chiseling on a very large wall. The next thing he knew he was on top of that wall, taunting soldiers who apparently thought he wasn't worth wasting a bullet on.
This book is a wild, revealing, take-no-prisoners ride through the early life of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, this is a book Michael Moore has been writing - and living - for a very long time.


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So that's how he got that way

A collection of humorous stories that provide more than a glimpse into how this filmmaker came to be. There are a lot of short "chapters" in this autobiography. Now that I have listened to them all, I wish I had rationed them out. Just like in his films, Moore's love for country and other people, albeit often exhibited in tactless fashion, shine through. Plus it is funny, I laughed out loud three times, despite well-honed skills of stifling such while sitting in the quiet car on a commuter train.
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- Amazon Customer

Thank you Michael, for being you.

What a lovely gift to get to read this book. I guess you now know what I think about Michael Moore, what my politics probably are and who I probably voted for in the last presidential elections as well as local elections no matter where I live. Your guesses would be right. (I am not a Democrat, however.) Is this all about me?? NO. It means that there is never ever any doubt where Michael stands on the issues. It means he never bought in to ..."It isn't proper to discuss politics" It means he has more courage than almost anyone living. Dennis Kucinich has it. Ralph Nader has it. I am lucky to have some personal friends who have it. The special gift is that Michael has it plus being a great story teller and such a wit.
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- dunkelberger

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio