Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Foreword - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Franken, Al
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Franken begins his memoir with an immediate reference to the two hats he is most famous for wearing: that of a comedian and that of a politician. While his work writing for Saturday Night Live and his position as a Minnesota Senator are his crowing achievements, he believes the culmination of his personal, professional, and political journey makes him “as prepared as anyone could be for this moment” (3). He vows to avoid clichés in favor of an honest look at the current political system, one that might settle the two questions he is asked at every turn: “Is being a United States senator as much fun as working on Saturday Night Live?” and “What the hell do we do now?” (1,2). Franken claims definitively that while SNL was much more fun, he still thinks he has “the best job in the world...

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