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Al Franken: Already a towering figure in Washington

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Al Franken has written an intimate memoir of his life, show business career and tenure in the U.S. Senate. The book is titled Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve), and it’s really funny. As many Jewish World readers know, Franken is from St. Louis Park (3-10-17 AJW). In the foreword he mentions, vis-à-vis this account of his journey in life: “It’s the story of a Midwestern Jewish boy of humble roots (the first in his family to own a pasta maker).” The new book covers his early comedy career, with Tom Davis, and being a part of an influential TV comedy show, Saturday Night Live. In the Senate, Franken has struggled not to crack jokes — to be a “workhorse and not a showhorse.” — Mordecai Specktor

(American Jewish World, 6.2.17)

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