New Rules

New Rules

Polite Musings From A Timid Observer

Book - 2005
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Bill Maher is on the forefront of the new wave of comedians who have begun to influence and shape political debate through their comedy. He is best known not just for being funny, but for advocating truth over sensitivity and taking on the political establishment.

Maher first came to national attention as the host of the hit ABC-TV program Politically Incorrect , where he offered a combustible mixture of irreverence and acerbic humor that helped him to garner a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being a controversial bad boy.

Bill Maher's popular new HBO television show, Real Time , has put Maher more front and center than ever before. Partic-ularly one regular segment on the show, entitled "New Rules," has been a hit with his ever-growing legion of fans. It is the part of the show during which Maher takes serious aim, bringing all of his intelligence, incisiveness, wit, and his signature exasperation to bear on topics ranging from cell phones ("I don't need my cell phone to take pictures or access the Internet. I just need it to make a phone call. From everywhere! Not just the places it likes!") to fast food ("No McDonald's in hospitals. I'm not kidding!) to the conservative agenda ("Stop claiming it's an agenda. It's not an agenda. It's a random collection of laws that your corporate donors paid you to pass.")

His new book, the first since his bestselling When You Ride ALONE You Ride with bin Laden , brings these brilliantly conceived riffs and rants to the written page. Appropriately titled New Rules , the book will collect some of the best of the rules derived from previously written material and will also contain substantial new material, including some longer form "editorials"--of course with a twist and bite that only Bill Maher can deliver.

Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the book trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2005.
ISBN: 9781594862953
1594862958
Branch Call Number: 817.54 MAHER B
Characteristics: viii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Violence: Lots toward women in this book.

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Coarse Language: There are tons of profanity throughout the book. Be prepared.

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Sexual Content: Lurid sexul violence is graphicly described in this book.

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Other: Sterotypes of muslims getting laid might bother those who are muslims and don't buy the sterotypes

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: ABuse of women via injecting them with heroin and then pratically raping them.

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Overrun with vile profanity, lurid pornographic violence to women and repetive jokes about muslims needing sex and gay jokes that reminsince of high school locker humor. Funny how Maher, an athesist tells a being he doesn't belive in how to defend a nation. I read this and felt horrible and shocked afterward. I don't even think hard core porn would touch this.

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helenhag1217
Jul 11, 2012

I love 'Politically Incorrect', and "New Rules" is my favorite part. Bill Maher's observations are spot on, and he never fails to make me laugh out loud.

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LexLuthor
May 15, 2010

A fantastic read, full of witty and ascerbic humour. Bill Maher holds no punches in this hilarious collection of political and social musings. Highly recommend.

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Jul 11, 2012

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Thorinbear99
Nov 07, 2012

Various witscims of maher. If you can get past the horrid writing, it's quiet intersting.

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helenhag1217
Jul 11, 2012

Collection of observations from Bill Maher's popular HBO show "Politically Incorrect". Witty and incisive

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