• Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (456 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fed up with the Republican Right? Then you'll love Al Franken's scathingly hilarious look at America's largest talk show host and his conservative cronies. Hear this Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live writer's thoughts on exploding Medicare costs ("Why not shoot the elderly into space?"), feminism ("Limbaugh was railing about how feminists believe that all heterosexual sex is rape. The thing is, though, I know a lot of women, almost all of whom consider themselves feminists, and I know of only one who holds this belief. And we've been married nearly twenty years"), and Rush Limbaugh's fact-checker, the man with "the easiest job in America." Funny yet uncompromisingly fair, Franken tackles the issues - and the politicians - in ways few have dared.
©1996 by Al Franken, Inc. (P)1996 Dove Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 1996
"[Al Franken is] the man responsible for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time." (New York Post )
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4 out of 5 stars
By R. Hill on 11-10-03

Give us the rest of it

The only drawback is that it is abridged. I just finished listening to "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," and, hungry for more, I thought I'd revisit Franken's other major expose of right-wing mendacity. Now that Lies and the Lying Liars is a best-seller, the publishers ought to get Franken to read the rest of this one for the audio version. I need to listen to something fun on the subway.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kyle on 03-22-03

The main reason for Rush Limbaugh's weight loss

Anybody who ever watched Rush's disturbing t.v. show had to have seen this book coming. Rush caters to those Americans who are too lazy to think for themselves, and would prefer to be spoon fed "truths". The show was run like an info-mercial, with canned applause coming from the neatly dressed sheeplike audience.

"Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot" is about exposing the sillyness of Rush, but it is mostly about the willingness of the conservatives in our government to overlook their own short-comings while exposing the short-comings of those they don't agree with. Al Franken doesn't try to defend democrats, he simply tries to show the absurd hypocracy of many of the conservative republicans.

In closing, I bought this book in print for myself and I loved it so much that I bought it for my mom. My mom loved it, and what my mom says goes.

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