“Al Franken: Giant of the Senate” by Al Franken

5 stars

Senator Franken’s new book combines humor and wit, chronicling his days as a writer on SNL to his tenure as Senator. The cocaine-fueled nights with Mitch McConnell and his political debates with Chevy Chase were very interesting to read. Wait… maybe I got that backwards.

–James H.


4 stars

If you loved Al Franken as a comedian on Saturday Night Live, maybe even followed his political radio show (Radio America on NPR), and watched him become a well-informed and much-respected senator, you will appreciate this book. The first half takes you back to the SNL years. More interesting to me was his morphing into a politician. Tamping down his sens of humor so he’d be taken seriously, he has now reached the point where he can allow himself to be funny, giving the reader an interesting take on how the senate really functions.

–Arlene L.

Call no.: B Franken

Posted in Summer Reading 2017 Adult.