I've never read Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them:  A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, and frankly I doubt it will ever rise far enough up on my "must read" list to see the light of day.  For all I know, it's a great book full of interesting and useful information that would do me good to read.  But if so, why does it have a title that sounds like a pre-adolescent playground taunt?  That alone makes it hard to take the content seriously.  Someone needs a ghost title-writer.
Posted by sursumcorda on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 6:58 pm | Edit
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Al Franken's shtick is humour and this is reflected well in his writing. The tone of the book is extremely casual and in places, very funny. I have not yet finished reading it yet, so I will refrain from commenting on it further.

Posted by David July on Saturday, June 04, 2005 at 12:07 am
Ah, mea culpa! My ingnorance of popular culture shows itself again: I had not realized he was a comedian. Thanks for setting me straight.

Posted by SursumCorda on Saturday, June 04, 2005 at 9:14 am
He he! No problem!

Posted by David July on Saturday, June 04, 2005 at 6:04 pm
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