Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations

  • by Al Franken
  • Narrated by Al Franken
  • 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

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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Customer Reviews

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Franken's take on Swift's A Modest Proposal (the bit about getting Medicare costs down) had me laughing out loud - satire at its best. The audio presentation is first quality and a pleasure to listen to.
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- tubetown

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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- R. Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books