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Senator Al Franken

Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host.

The senator’s candid, personal memoir takes us 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.

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. Furthermore, Senator Franken’s memoir is about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

Price includes a copy of Senator Franken’s Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Books distributed at event.

Newmark Theatre : Upcoming Events

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Portland Opera presents Così fan tutte at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre July 14, 16, 20, 22, 26...

Showing: 07/14 - 07/29
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Portland Opera presents The Difficulty of Crossing a Field & Little Match Girl Passion at the Newmark...

Showing: 07/28 - 08/05
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The Hasson Company presents Billy Elliot The Musical at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre Saturday,...

Showing: 09/16 - 10/01
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Portland'5 presents National Geographic Live – View From Above, with Terry Virts, at the Newmark...

Showing: 10/02
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Emporium Presents welcomes singer-songwriter Gillian Welch to the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre for two shows...

Showing: 10/09 - 10/10
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Portland'5 presents ranchera singer Yolanda del Rio live in concert at the Newmark Theatre Sunday, October...

Showing: 10/15