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About the Author

Michael Francis Moore was born April 23, 1954 in Flint Michigan. After dropping out of the University of Michigan following his freshman year (where he wrote for the student newspaper The Michigan Times), Moore worked at the local Buick plant. At 22 he founded the alternative weekly magazine The show more Flint Voice, which soon changed its name to The Michigan Voice as it grew to cover the entire state. In 1986, when Moore became the editor of Mother Jones, a liberal political magazine, he moved to California and The Michigan Voice was shut down. Moore has been active in promoting his political views. Moore was a high-profile guest at both the 2004 Democratic National Convention and the 2004 Republican National Convention. He has directed and produced several documentaries such as Roger and Me, The Big One, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Capitalism: A Love Story. Between 1994 and 1995, he directed and hosted the BBC television series TV Nation, which followed the format of news magazine shows but covered topics they avoid. His other major series was The Awful Truth, which satirized actions by big corporations and politicians. In 1999 Moore won the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in Arts and Entertainment, for being the executive producer and host of The Awful Truth, where he was also described as "muckraker, author and documentary filmmaker". (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Michael Moore

Dude, Where's My Country? (2003) 4,066 copies, 42 reviews
Adventures in a TV Nation (1998) 487 copies, 9 reviews
Here comes trouble : Stories from my life (2011) 383 copies, 17 reviews
The official Fahrenheit 9/11 reader (2004) 331 copies, 2 reviews
Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004 film] (2004) — Director/Screenwriter — 273 copies, 5 reviews
Bowling for Columbine [2002 film] (2002) 250 copies, 6 reviews
Mike's Election Guide 2008 (2008) 180 copies, 9 reviews
Sicko [2007 film] (2007) — Director/Screenwriter/Cast — 128 copies, 7 reviews
Idiot Nation (2005) 76 copies, 3 reviews
Roger & Me [1989 film] (1989) — Director — 64 copies, 1 review
Capitalism: A Love Story [2009 film] (2009) 53 copies, 1 review
Canadian Bacon [1995 film] (1995) — Director/Screenwriter — 39 copies
Where To Invade Next [2015 film] (2016) 38 copies, 3 reviews
The Big One [1997 film] (1997) 24 copies
Fahrenheit 11/9 [2018 film] (2018) 13 copies
The Awful Truth - Seasons 1-2 [1999-2000 TV series] (2002) — Director — 12 copies, 1 review
The Awful Truth: The Complete First Season (2000) — Director — 7 copies
Slacker Uprising (2007) 6 copies
The Awful Truth - The Complete Second Season (2001) — Director — 5 copies
TV. Nation, volume 1 (1997) 3 copies
TV Nation, Volume 2 (1997) 2 copies
The Awful Truth - Collection 1 (2000) — Director — 2 copies, 1 review
Songs And Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) — Compiler — 1 copy
The Awful Truth: Season 1, Volume 1 [1999] (1999) — Director — 1 copy, 1 review
The Awful Truth: Season 1, Volume 2 [1999] — Director — 1 copy, 1 review
The Awful Truth: Season 2, Volume 1 [1999] — Director — 1 copy, 1 review
Den tredje mannen (2000) 1 copy
The Awful Truth: Season 2, Volume 2 [1999] — Director — 1 copy, 1 review
The Awful Truth: Season 2, Volume 3 [1999] — Director — 1 copy, 1 review
A América de Michael Moore 1 copy, 1 review

Associated Works

A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury (2003) — Foreword — 573 copies, 5 reviews
Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line (1991) — Foreword, some editions — 529 copies, 11 reviews
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 71 copies
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (2014) — Contributor; Contributor — 67 copies, 1 review


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funny liberal attack on Bush & cohorts
derailer | 50 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
I love Michael Moore's documentaries - they are funny, reflect on real events and always get my mind moving. With that in mind, picking up this book just seemed so natural! I found a copy at a local charity book sale and I figured, why not read it?

Unfortunately, I didn't love it as much as I thought I would have. I really think this book would have been better in film form (for me, anyways). I loved Michael's unique and funny style of crafting the narrative in this book but I just couldn't keep a hold on it. I had to read it a little bit at a time, and some of it just went over my head (that's what I get for keeping up with Canadian politics instead of American).

This book takes a look at the September 11th terror attacks and all the strange occurrences around it. The highest praise I can give this book is that it really got me thinking, and that is high praise!! Not often do I get to pick up a book that makes me think and connect the dots. The funny commentary made it even better since it didn't make the book feel like a textbook. If I had history classes with this sort of humor then I would have loved those classes!

In my opinion, this book is in a niche market. People are either going to get butt hurt over the funny commentary laced with terrorist attacks or they are not going to understand the humor. Michael Moore has a very specific sense of sarcasm that some people just don't get. I do think this is a great book and if you enjoy Michael's past work, then you'll enjoy this one! If you're easily offended, this book won't be for you!

Three out of five stars!
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Briars_Reviews | 41 other reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
Moore’s films, but this book wandered into some strange alleys. He is really pissed at the Bush admin here and pushing for a 2004 upset. He’s also really angry at the Democrats for not being effective.

I learned about some despicable capitalist practices, such as ‘dead peasant insurance’ aka ‘dead janitor insurance.’
Because the term liberal was poison at the time, he pulls out the dictionary and explains what it means and that most people hold that life attitude, without admitting the term to themselves. Then he explained to a nominal business owner why liberal policies would benefit his bottom line. It was a good argument.

Finally, he suggested local “I Voted” lotteries for the evenings of election days, in order to encourage voter participation. He’s done this in Michigan with prizes of $1000 or even a car in one instance.
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2wonderY | 41 other reviews | Jan 12, 2023 |
Moore provides important historical context, is entertaining, but a bit depressing as he's addressing a lifetime of tough topics and injustice. Keep on fighting Mike.
Sandydog1 | 16 other reviews | Nov 22, 2021 |



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