By Michael Moore
Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling writer, and the nation's professional provocateur laureate-is again, this time taking over a wholly new function, that of his personal meta-Forrest Gump.
Smashing the autobiographical mould, Moore provides twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his personal formative years. One second he is an eleven-year-old boy misplaced within the U.S. Senate and located through Bobby Kennedy; and within the subsequent, he is contained in the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and harassed Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the area from the Oscar level by way of uttering the phrases "We reside in fictitious occasions . . . with a fictitious president" in preference to the standard "I'd prefer to thank the Academy." And none of that even comes with reference to the evening the pleasant priest on the seminary makes a decision to teach him how you can practice his personal exorcism.
taking pictures the zeitgeist of the prior fifty years, but deeply own and unflinchingly sincere, right here COMES difficulty takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners journey during the existence and instances of Michael Moore. Alternately humorous, eye-opening, and relocating, it is the publication he has been writing-and living-his complete existence.
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