Senator Al Franken

marlene lopez

(Franken, Al) Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Franken first gained notice as a writer, comedian, and sharp political satirist during his long tenure on the comedy sketch program, Saturday Night Live, during which he won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy, Variety, or Music Series. He was also the author of bestselling books, including Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, as well as Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. He’s been married to his wife, Franni, for 41 years—many of which, according to Franken, have been happy. Senator Franken graduated from Harvard College and received his doctorate in right-wing megalomania studies from Trump University. In Franken’s new, candid memoir, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve), the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. In its Starred Review, Booklist writes, “This is a great book about politics. No joke…Compulsively readable [with] laugh-out-loud lines in every chapter.”