Catalogue


Downsize this! /
by Michael Moore.
edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
imprint
New York : HarperPerennial, 1997.
description
317 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0060977337
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : HarperPerennial, 1997.
isbn
0060977337
general note
Includes new introd., epilogue, and some updated text.
catalogue key
1451994
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1996-05-15:
The man who brought you Roger & Me takes on the fat cats again. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1996-07-29:
Moore, whose documentary film Roger & Me and television series TV Nation have a strong cult following, takes on corporations, politicians and Americana in general in a mordant satire that will leave both conservatives and liberals reeling with embarrassment. Moore tears into corporations and labor unions alike. Citing "economic terrorism," he goes after the "Big Welfare Mamas"‘the CEOs‘detailing their cozy tax deals with federal and local government, which have added to the deficit. He attacks the unions in "Why Are Union Leaders So F#!@ing Stupid," citing how they have collaborated with corporations (while taking huge salaries) to slash jobs from their own memberships. No one is immune; Moore scrutinizes the President, Bob Dole, NAFTA, Cuban refugees and Pat Buchanan. A scathing, funny book packed with facts, it will appeal to those who loved Al Franken's Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot. Photos. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summaries
Main Description
Americans today are working harder, working longer and yet for most of us, in this time of ruthless downsizing and political cronyism, job security, a decent standard of living and a comfortable retirement are becoming harder and harder to find. In this brilliantly funny and right-on-target diatribe, irreverent everyman Michael Moore gives his own bold views on who's behind the fading of the American dream.Whether issuing Corporate Crook trading cards, organizing a Rodney King Commemorative Riot, sending a donation to Pat Buchanan from the John Wayne Gacy fan club (which was accepted) or trying to commit former right-wing congressman Bob Dornan to a mental hospital, the in-your-face host of TV Nation and director/star of Roger & Me combines an expansive wit with biting social commentary to make you think and laugh at the same time.In hardcover, Downsize This! stormed the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and others. Given Michael Moore's enormous -- and growing -- constituency, this trade paperback edition brings his unique perspective on the nation to an even greater audience.
Main Description
Featuring scads of new material, this smash "New York Times" bestseller captures Michael Moore at his irrepressible best, taking on soulless corporations, mindless government bureaucracies, spineless politicians, and a host of other natural enemies of America's working people in a hilarious screed on the real State of the Union. 25 photos.
Main Description
Americans today are working harder, working longer and yet for most of us, in this time of ruthless downsizing and political cronyism, job security, a decent standard of living and a comfortable retirement are becoming harder and harder to find. In this brilliantly funny and right-on-target diatribe, irreverent everyman Michael Moore gives his own bold views on who's behind the fading of the American dream. Whether issuing Corporate Crook trading cards, organizing a Rodney King Commemorative Riot, sending a donation to Pat Buchanan from the John Wayne Gacy fan club (which was accepted) or trying to commit former right-wing congressman Bob Dornan to a mental hospital, the in-your-face host of TV Nation and director/star of Roger & Me combines an expansive wit with biting social commentary to make you think and laugh at the same time. In hardcover, Downsize This! stormed the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and others. Given Michael Moore's enormous -- and growing -- constituency, this trade paperback edition brings his unique perspective on the nation to an even greater audience.
Table of Contents
A Word of Caution About This Bookp. 1
The Etiquette of Downsizingp. 6
Let's All Hop in a Ryder Truckp. 8
Would Pat Buchanan Take a Check from Satan?p. 22
"Don't Vote--It Only Encourages Them"p. 27
Democrat? Republican? Can You Tell the Difference?p. 32
Not on the Mayflower? Then Leave!p. 40
Big Welfare Mamasp. 50
Let's Dump on Orange Countyp. 64
How to Conduct the Rodney King Commemorative Riotp. 70
Pagan Babiesp. 76
Germany Still Hasn't Paid for Its Sins--and I Intend to Collectp. 85
So You Want to Kill the President!p. 92
Show Trials I'd Like to Seep. 104
If Clinton Had Ballsp. 107
Steve Forbes Was an Alienp. 114
Corporate Crooks Trading Cardsp. 119
Why Are Union Leaders So F#!@ing Stupid?p. 139
Balance the Budget? Balance My Checkbook!p. 149
Mike's Penal Systems, Inc.p. 153
Mandate? What Mandate?p. 161
My Forbidden Love for Hillaryp. 167
A Sperm's Right to Lifep. 176
Let's Pick a New Enemy!p. 184
Those Keystone Cubansp. 191
What America Needs Is a Makeoverp. 200
O.J. Is Innocentp. 207
O.J. Is Guiltyp. 227
The "Liddy Problem"p. 232
I Try to Commit Bob Dornanp. 236
Skip the Candidates--Vote for the Lobbyists!p. 247
Harassing Gays for Extra Creditp. 256
Take That Pen Out of Bob Dole's Handp. 260
Free Us, Nelson Mandela!p. 268
NAFTA's Great! Let's Move Washington to Tijuana!p. 275
Why Doesn't GM Sell Crack?p. 282
I Want My Tax Break or I'm Leavingp. 288
Ten Ways to Downsize The Bossp. 292
Mike's Militiap. 296
Everyone Fired ... Wall Street Reacts Favorablyp. 307
This Just Inp. 309
Acknowledgmentsp. 312
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