Review: Lies: A fair and balanced look at the right, By Al Franken
First, I’d like to say that I wasn’t a big Al Franken fan when he wrote for and appeared on SNL. Second, if you’re a registered Republican, you’re probably not going to enjoy this book. Having said that, this is the second book by the author I’ve read and I’ve really enjoyed both. Hey, I’m man enough to admit that I’m a liberal commie bastard, I really liked it.
In a nutshell, the book is a response to the conservative media: Fox News, Ann Coulter, et al. I’m not going to claim the book is gospel, but it makes some fair points – and it was entertaining. However, it’s not one joke after another. There are some serious discussions of issues that don’t lend themselves to non-stop humor – and the author wisely doesn’t try.