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December Book Club Pick: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

From Senator Al Franken – #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum – comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.

It’s a book about what happens when the nation’s foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

It’s a book about¬†our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.

Are you passionate about social justice? Are issues like racial equality, income equality, fair immigration policies, LGBTQ rights and respecting the rights of all people important to you? Maybe you “felt the Bern” this year? Maybe you’ve been involved in progressive politics — or just cheered on champions of equal rights from the sidelines?

And, if you are reading this, I’d wager a bet that you like to read.

That’s why RBTL customer Diane started the “Progressives Book Club” – a new book club hosted here at Read Between the Lynes at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month – with a focus on books that explore issues like racism, progressive politics, environmental activism, and equal rights for all.


Monday, December 11 from 7 pm to 8 pm


Read Between the Lynes, East Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL, United States

Progressives Book Club
Read Between the Lynes, East Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL, United States

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