Here Comes Trouble by Michael Moore
Stories from My Life

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13 Critic Reviews

Ironically, the one thing missing from one’s overall enjoyment of Here Comes Trouble is a director.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, and the nation's official provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forrest Gump.





Smashing the autobiographical mold, Moore presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven-year-old boy lost in the U.S. Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world from the Oscar stage by uttering the words "We live in fictitious times . . . with a fictitious president" in place of the usual "I'd like to thank the Academy." And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's the book he has been writing-and living-his entire life.
 

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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 September 13, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Here Comes Trouble
All: 13 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 6

Kirkus

Above average

Indeed, Moore considers himself a patriot; as he writes, if you see his movies, “you will instantly know that I deeply love this country.” This spirited, most welcome book is more evidence of that affection.

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Guardian

Good
on Oct 02 2011

...the book is apt to delight the legions of fans...

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Guardian

Below average
Reviewed by Sam Leith on Sep 14 2011

You wish him every success in fighting the good fight. But you can't help wishing, too, that he wasn't such a douche-nozzle about it.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 22 2011

Regardless of which side of the political fence readers are on, they're sure to find this collection enlightening, engaging, and occasionally enraging.

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Financial Times

Below average
on Sep 23 2011

...Here Comes Trouble is relentlessly self-aggrandising. It’s also not very funny...

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NY Journal of Books

Below average
on Sep 13 2011

Ironically, the one thing missing from one’s overall enjoyment of Here Comes Trouble is a director.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Oct 06 2011

HERE COMES TROUBLE is written in the brash, breezy style that has made Moore such a popular guest on the talk show circuit.

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AV Club

Below average
on Sep 14 2011

He’s undoubtedly been rehearsing these stories in his head...he recognizes the value of mythologizing his own story, too.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Sep 14 2011

...Moore has succeeded in making himself better heard by lowering his voice.

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The Telegraph

Below average
on Sep 27 2011

...he’s quick to condemn businessmen, politicians, soldiers, even the average American...

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Open Salon

Good
on Oct 11 2011

Here Comes Trouble is a surprisingly breezy and often very funny read. Oh, there is the usual Moore anger...but he’s a little mellower, a bit more introspective.

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The Hollywood Reporter

Excellent
on Sep 13 2011

...fabulous, offering touching and revealing stories drawn from a fascinating life.

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Truthout

Below average
on Oct 19 2011

...a loose collection of personal stories...Here comes trouble, indeed.

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