Here Comes Trouble
"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-Forest 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.
This book tells the story of the man behind the films. We have all heard of the infamous documentaries that Michael Moore has created. I think I have watched them all several times over.
But how much do we know about the man himself? I realized that I knew how he felt about things going on in the world around us. But what of his home life? What of his family? What of his childhood?
This book takes you through all of that. And he does so in such a funny way that you actually enjoy reading his autobiography.
There is so much more to Michael Moore then meets the eye. He is a man of substance.
Knowing what makes him tick gives me a better appreciation for the films that he makes and the things that he has gone through in order to create them.
Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life (9780446532242): Michael Moore: Books
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