By Michael Moore
Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling writer, and the nation's reputable provocateur laureate-is again, this time taking over a wholly new function, that of his personal meta-Forrest Gump.
Smashing the autobiographical mildew, Moore offers twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his personal formative years. One second he's an eleven-year-old boy misplaced within the U.S. Senate and located by way of Bobby Kennedy; and within the subsequent, he's contained in the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and pressured Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the realm from the Oscar degree by means of uttering the phrases "We stay in fictitious occasions . . . with a fictitious president" instead of the standard "I'd prefer to thank the Academy." And none of that even comes on the subject of the evening the pleasant priest on the seminary comes to a decision to teach him how one can practice his personal exorcism.
Capturing the zeitgeist of the prior fifty years, but deeply own and unflinchingly sincere, the following COMES difficulty takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners trip in the course of the existence and instances of Michael Moore. Alternately humorous, eye-opening, and relocating, it's the booklet he has been writing-and living-his complete life.
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Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life by Michael Moore