Al Franken

Why Not Me?

By Al Franken
October 5, 2000 12:00PM (UTC)
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First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office: Why Not Me? tells the story of the dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would become the first Jewish president of the United States.

Follow the Franken campaign from its infancy as the candidate pledges "to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side." Meet Team Franken, the candidate's brain trust. Including brother and deputy campaign manager Otto, a recovering sex addict and alcoholic. Cheer as Franken defeats Al Gore in the Democratic nomination, then is swept into office by a landslide victory over Newt Gingrich. Go inside the Franken White House which is gripped by crisis from day one.


Al Franken is the author of I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! and Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Listen to an excerpt from "Why Not Me?" (BDD Audio), read by the author.

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