O's Top 20 Books to Read This Summer
The must-reads that'll take you straight through to Labor Day.
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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Though U.S. Senator Al Franken concedes that "things have been trending crapshow" since the presidential election, the former SNL satirist clearly hasn't lost his hope—or his sense of humor. His memoir slyly cuts through the "nincompoopery" of life as a politician to offer a vigorous defense of progressive government and democracy itself. To paraphrase his hapless alter ego Stuart Smalley: He's good enough, he's smart enough and doggone it, we like this book.