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

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ISBN-10: 052594673X

ISBN-13: 9780525946731

Edition: 2002

Authors: Al Franken

List price: $19.95
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From Al Franken -- author of the New York Times bestseller Why Not Me? and the #1 blockbuster phenomenon Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot -- the ultimate graduation gift for the Class of 2002...and beyond. Inspired, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, here is a beacon to guide graduates across the uncertain seas of post-academic life. More advanced than Robert Fulghum, more fit than Maria Shriver's husband, longer than Anna Quindlen's A Short Guide to a Happy Life, and with fewer illustrations than Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Al Franken is at last ready to share the wisdom that only he can. With a gift that is perfectly sized and priced for gift-giving, Al Franken has created a…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 159
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Al Franken was born in 1951 and grew up in Minnesota. He got his start in show business in high school, when he began performing stand-up comedy. He attended Harvard University, but his comic talent went unrecognized by the school's famous Harvard Lampoon, which rejected him. Undaunted, Franken continued to do stand-up with a friend from high school, Tom Davis. Franken and Davis became celebrities when Lorne Michaels discovered their act and hired them for his new show, Saturday Night Live. In addition to doing the stand-up, Franken wrote many funny skits, including Chevy Chase's famous Gerald Ford bits, and created memorable characters like Stuart Smalley. Franken's ability to write comedy…