Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore

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In addition to his work as a mega-bestselling author, Michael Moore is an award-winning director. He lives in Michigan.
 

About Michael Moore

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Michael Moore was born in Flint, Michigan, and attended Catholic schools, including a year in the seminary, which he says accounts for his healthy respect for the fires of hell which seem to be located somewhere just outside Crawford, Texas.He was an Eagle Scout, Newspaper Boy of the Week, and the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan when he was 18-years old. Michael Moore is now the Oscar and Emmy-winning director of the groundbreaking and record-setting films "Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, " and "Fahrenheit 9/11" (which also won the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and has gone on to become the highest grossing documentary of all time.)No Disney film this year has made as much at the box office as "Fahrenheit 9/11." It became the first documentary ever to premier at number one in the box-office in its opening weekend. Film Comment has called it "The Film of the Year."Michael Moore is also America's #1 selling nonfiction author with such books as "Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation, " and "Dude, Where's My Country." No other author has spent more weeks on the "New York Times" hardcover non-fiction list in the past two years than Michael Moore. "Stupid White Men" was also awarded Britain's top book honor, "British Book of the Year," the first time the award has been bestowed on an American author. Michael now has two new books being published by Simon & Schuster: "Will They Ever Trust Us Again -- Letters from the War Zone, " which is a compilation of letters he has received from soldiers in Iraq and from their families back home; and "The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader, " which contains loads of backup materials for the film, plus essays, and the film's screenplay.In addition to winning the Academy Award for "Bowling for Columbine, " Michael Moore won the Emmy Award for his NBC and Fox series, "TV Nation" and was also nominated for his other series, "The Awful Truth" (which the "L.A. Times" called "the smartest and funniest show on TV.")Michael Moore also wrote and directed the comedy feature "Canadian Bacon" starring the late John Candy, and the BBC documentary, "The Big One." He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Neil Young, and System of a Down.His other best-selling books include "Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American, " and "Adventures in a TV Nation, " which he co-wrote with his wife Kathleen Glynn. His books have been translated in over 30 languages, and have gone to #1 in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.Michael currently spends his time reading, gardening, and removing George W. Bush from the White House.
 
Published October 7, 2003 by Grand Central Publishing. 272 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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(That said, Bush's America can sometimes be so daft that cartoonish incomprehension is the only possible response - what kind of democracy allows the monitoring of public library records as part of a crackdown on terrorism, but not gun purchase records, lest law-abidin', gun-totin' Americans feel...

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He provides a shocking list of brutal dictators supported over the years by American tax dollars, and he offers several radical ways to make the world safer, such as this: "One sure-fire way to make us REALLY safe would be to destroy the weapons of mass destruction still in the hands of the natio...

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And if he does sound flippant at times - that conversational, angry, talk-show host tone - then, by Jingo, it's about time this fluency was adopted by people who would guard our rights rather than scoff at them or regard them as expendable.

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Publishers Weekly

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Although it's curious that Moore (Stupid White Men ) chose not to narrate his latest indictment of the conservative right, Morin does an admirable job of conveying Moore's ideas and subtle (and not-so-subtle) wit.

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STUPID WHITE MEN had been on the New York Times bestseller list for 52 consecutive weeks, and, in late April of this year, Michael Moore was giving a dinner to celebrate.

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It is, however, a book best listened to when you are alone, because whether you agree or disagree with Moore's positions, you'll find yourself talking back to the tape - a lot!

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By now, you know the agenda of Michael Moore, award-winning documentarian and best-selling author of Stupid White Men.

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And he makes this point: "One sure-fire way to makes us REALLY safe would be to destroy the weapons of mass destruction still in the hands of the nation that has killed more people with them than all other nuclear nations combined."

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