Oh, the Things I Know!: A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness

By Al Franken
Read by Al Franken

2.68 Hours 02/22/2002 unabridged
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He’s taken on political satire and skewered self-help. Now Al Franken turns the world of earnest, inspirational self-help books on its head. More advanced than Robert Fulghum, more fit than Maria Shriver’s husband, Oh, the Things I Know! is Franken’s commencement address for the twenty-first century. A cradle-to-grave guide for living, it takes young grads from their first job (“Oh, Are You Going to Hate Your First Job!”), through their twenties and thirties (“Oh, the Person of Your Dreams vs. the Person You Can Actually Attract!”), into marriage and parenthood (“Oh, Just Looking at Your Spouse Will Make Your Skin Crawl!”) and all the way up to senior citizenship (“Oh, the Nursing Home You’ll Wind Up In!”). What does a mega success like Al Franken have to say to ordinary people? “There’s no point in getting advice from hopeless failures.” Filled with wit, wisdom, observations, and practical tips, this is an easy-to-follow user’s manual for human existence. Why travel life’s highway all by your lonesome when you can bring Al Franken along?

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He’s taken on political satire and skewered self-help. Now Al Franken turns the world of earnest, inspirational self-help books on its head.

More advanced than Robert Fulghum, more fit than Maria Shriver’s husband, Oh, the Things I Know! is Franken’s commencement address for the twenty-first century. A cradle-to-grave guide for living, it takes young grads from their first job (“Oh, Are You Going to Hate Your First Job!”), through their twenties and thirties (“Oh, the Person of Your Dreams vs. the Person You Can Actually Attract!”), into marriage and parenthood (“Oh, Just Looking at Your Spouse Will Make Your Skin Crawl!”) and all the way up to senior citizenship (“Oh, the Nursing Home You’ll Wind Up In!”).

What does a mega success like Al Franken have to say to ordinary people? “There’s no point in getting advice from hopeless failures.” Filled with wit, wisdom, observations, and practical tips, this is an easy-to-follow user’s manual for human existence. Why travel life’s highway all by your lonesome when you can bring Al Franken along?

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Author Bio: Al Franken

Al Franken is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers and is a two-time spoken word Grammy Award winner. He graduated from Harvard College, and before running for office, spent thirty-seven years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host. He rose to prominence as one of the original Saturday Night Live writers in the 1970s and won five Emmy Awards for his work on SNL. He has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. L.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 2.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English