Mike's Election Guide 2008 by Michael Moore

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In his first book in five years, Michael Moore brings us the definitive guide to the 2008 election.

After a diastrous war, the failure to catch bin Laden, millions of families who have lost their homes, the Katrina debacle, soaring gas prices feeding record oil company profits, and the largest national debt caused by the biggest spending and borrowing administration in American history, the country has had it with conservatives, right-wingers and Republicans. A thrilling election season is now upon us. Obama vs. McCain. One candidate has promised a presidency different from any other, one that will take us forward to embrace the hope of the 21st century. The other candidate says he has no idea how to use a computer.

Welcome to MIKE'S ELECTION GUIDE -- Michael Moore's effort to make sense of the this fall's race for the White House and Congress. In it, Moore answers the nation's most pressing questions: "Why is John McCain so angry?," "Do the Democrats Still Drink from a Sippy Cup and Sleep with the Light On?," Can I get into the Electoral College with only a 2.0 gpa?" and "How many Democrats does it take to lose the most winnable election in American history?"

It's a great year to be an American and a voter. Don't miss out on all the fun! And don't miss out on MIKE'S ELECTION GUIDE -- it's the indispensable book that belongs in every American's back pocket this season.

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 August 26, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 273 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Issued in trade paperback just weeks after Moore wrote the introduction and in time for the fall elections, the book slides gradually from Moore's responses to "man in the street" questions to the book's longest chapter - a "handy candidate guide" to 42 Senate and House races he believes the Demo...

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Michael Moore takes a welcome step back from the rhetoric and bombast of party politics to look at the flaws within the very fabric of the US system.

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