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New Rules: Polite Musings of a Timid Observer

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  • Sales Rank:1,347,287
  • Format:Audiobook, CD
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Audio CD
  • Number Of Items:3
  • Edition:Unabridged
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):5.2 x 5.9 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:July 1, 2005
  • ISBN:1597770299
  • EAN:9781597770293
  • ASIN:1597770299
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
From his hugely popular HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, come more New Rules. No one is safe from Maher's scathing humor in this hilarious collection.

NEW RULE
Former drug addicts and alcoholics have to stop saying I almost died. No. Cancer survivors almost died. Mary Jo Buttafuco almost died. You almost had too good a time.

NEW RULE
George Bush must stop saying he owes all his success to Laura. George Bush owes all his success to his daddy, his daddy's friends, trust funds, legacy admissions, the National Guard, the Supreme Court, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and AA.

NEW RULE
You can stop releasing Star Wars now. We've seen it. I don't care if it's in the boxed set, if it's re-mastered or re-digitized, if there's bonus scenes or director's commentary, it's still a space movie for guys who can't get laid.

NEW RULE
Enough with the for dummies series. The last straw was this week when I saw NASCAR for Dummies. Let me save you the $12.99. It's rednecks drinking beer and watching other rednecks turn left.
Amazon.com Review
Book Description:
Bill Maher is on the forefront of the new wave of comedians who have begun to influence and shape political debate through their comedy. He is best known not just for being funny, but for advocating truth over sensitivity and taking on the political establishment. Maher first came to national attention as the host of the hit ABC-TV program Politically Incorrect, where he offered a combustible mixture of irreverence and acerbic humor that helped him to garner a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being a controversial bad boy.

Bill Maher's popular new HBO television show, Real Time, has put Maher more front and center than ever before. Particularly one regular segment on the show, entitled "New Rules," has been a hit with his ever-growing legion of fans. It is the part of the show during which Maher takes serious aim, bringing all of his intelligence, incisiveness, wit, and his signature exasperation to bear on topics ranging from cell phones ("I don't need my cell phone to take pictures or access the Internet. I just need it to make a phone call. From everywhere! Not just the places it likes!") to fast food ("No McDonald's in hospitals. I'm not kidding!) to the conservative agenda ("Stop claiming it's an agenda. It's not an agenda. It's a random collection of laws that your corporate donors paid you to pass.")

His new book, the first since his bestselling When You Ride Alone You Ride with bin Laden, brings these brilliantly conceived riffs and rants to the written page. Appropriately titled New Rules, the book will collect some of the best of the rules derived from previously written material and will also contain substantial new material, including some longer form "editorials"--of course with a twist and bite that only Bill Maher can deliver.


Rule Breaker: An Amazon.com Interview with Bill Maher

In New Rules: Polite Musings of a Timid Observer, Bill Maher skewers celebrity, pop culture, and politics in his classic acerbic style. With a new season of Real Time with Bill Maher and an upcoming HBO Special (his sixth), Bill Maher: I'm Swiss, on deck, Maher also found the time to host Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary Concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. Amazon.com caught up with Maher upon his return to Los Angeles to talk about the book, the comic's night-table reading habits, the Internet, and what's wrong with the media.

Read our Amazon.com interview with Bill Maher


More from Bill Maher

Books:


When You Ride Alone You Ride with bin Laden


Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?

True Story: A Novel

DVDs:  

Bill Maher: I'm Swiss
(DVD)

Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home
(DVD)

Bill Maher: Be More Cynical
(DVD)




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