Al Franken

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken

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What happens when a comedian runs for Senate, squeaks out a win, and turns out to be… really great at it? In his new book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) takes readers behind the scenes of his life from SNL to the campaign trail and election—including an eight-month recount and a razor-thin win—and into the halls of Congress. In this candid memoir, he reflects on some of the most hilarious and high-stakes political moments our country has seen.

Al Franken

Al Franken got his start in show business in high school, when he began performing stand-up comedy. He attended Harvard University, but his comic talent went unrecognized by the school's famous Harvard Lampoon, which rejected him. Franken was elected to the U. S. Senate representing Minnesota in 2009.

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.

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