Here Comes Trouble by Michael Moore
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 13, 2011)
I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn’t understand, like a foreign language, or a salad.”
Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, the nation’s unofficial provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forrest Gump.
Breaking the autobiographical mode, he presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he’s an eleven-year-old boy lost in the Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he’s inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world by uttering the words “We live in fictitious times… with a fictitious president” in place of the expected “I’d like to thank the Academy.”
And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.
Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. No one will come away from this book without a sense of surprise about the Michael Moore most of us didn’t know. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it’s a book he has been writing-and living-his entire life.
Unlike most people, I’ve never seen a Michale Moore film or read one of his books before reading this. I’ve heard some of the hoopla, but that’s it! But, let me tell you, I loved this book! It was interesting, intertaining and gave me quite a few LOL moments. This guy is funny!! I won’t get into the political side of the book because everyone has their own thoughts, feelings and beliefs…and I think whether I agree with him or not is irrelievent to how I felt about the book.
I learned a lot while reading this, not just about Michael, but about historical events and happenings. One thing is for sure, the author has had a very interesting life. I would have loved to have witnessed in person many of the things he talks about.
Since reading this book I want see his films and read his other books. He is a very interesting, hilarious man! I think anyone, whether a Moore fan or not, would get something out of reading this book. It would make a great gift!