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Author: Bill Maher
Reviewed By: Tremain Jackson, South Branch Manager
Summary: New Rule: If one of your news organization's headlines is about who got kicked off Dancing with the Stars last night, you're no longer a news organization. Sort of like, if you were on Dancing with the Stars last night, you're no longer a star.
Media, celebrity, Democrats, Republicans, religion, children - when it comes to lighting up his targets, Bill Maher is an equal-opportunity destroyer. This book offers his new and best-loved observations about the world around us, along with some modest tips for its improvement. Because wouldn't life be a little better if the inside of the office microwave didn't look like a Jackson Pollock painting, or if father stopped signing up their 9-year-olds to win free hunting trips? Scathingly funny and relentlessly unafraid of sensitive topics, Maher's hilarious brand of realism is more welcome and necessary than ever. So sit back, read on, and enjoy. You may not agree with all his views, but one thing's for certain: If you're listening, you're laughing.
Personal Review: I'm a big fan of Bill Maher, and that was my main draw for reading this book. Maher is the host of the HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher," and although I don't subscribe to the channel, a podcast of the show is released every Sunday, and I listen to it that way. Maher is not a Democrat, and he's certainly not a Republican, he's more of an Independent, but doesn't hold back his thoughts when it comes to talking about the Republican Party.
Maher has no filter on his show, and this carries on to his book, as he shares his "new rules" with readers. Maher doesn't hold back on his thoughts, and if you easily get offended, this is not a book you'll want to read as Maher has never been one to hold back his thoughts...which is what I admire about him. If he has an opinion, he's going to say it.