The Extermination of Michael Moore is his anti-memoir. Breaking the
autobiographical mode, he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging,
irreverent vignettes from his own life.
Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an
11-year old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and
the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed
and confused Ronald Reagan. Changing planes in Vienna, he escapes
death at the hands of the terrorist Abu Nidal (others weren't
so lucky). He founded his first underground newspaper in fourth
grade. He refused to be on the CBS Evening News with Walter
Cronkite at 16 ("There's not enough Clearasil in the world
for that to happen"). And he became the youngest elected
official in the country at age 18 by enlisting an "army of
local stoners" who had no idea what they were doing as his
Before Michael Moore became the Oscar-winning filmmaker and
all-round rabble rouser and thorn-in-the-side of corporate and
right-wing America, there was the guy who had an uncanny knack of
just showing up where history was being made. This book is a wild,
revealing, take-no-prisoners ride through his early life.
Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, this is a book Michael
Moore was been writing -- and living -- for a very long time.
Hilarious Guardian A comic genius Independent Caustic, breakneck, tell-it-like-it-is ... He's a genuine populist; a twenty-first century pamphleteer Observer Moore has mastered the rare trick of being passionate and funny at the same time New Statesman Moore is a worldwide force ... a cultural icon The Times Outstanding ... with the book's emotional highs and lows, and self-deprecating, empathetic style, Moore triumphs. ... enlightening, engaging, and occasionally enraging Publisher's Weekly Here Comes Trouble is by far Mr. Moore's best book...[his] coming of age as a working-class malcontent is...something to behold. It's the story of a big lunk who learns to yoke his big mouth to a sense of purpose. It persuades you to take Mr. Moore seriously, and it belongs on a shelf with memoirs by, and books about, nonconformists like Mother Jones, Abbie Hoffman, Phil Ochs, Rachel Carson, Harvey Pekar and even Thomas Paine. -- Dwight Garner New York Times
Michael Moore, geboren 1954 in Flint/Michigan, arbeitet als Regisseur, Fernsehmoderator und Schriftsteller. Bekannt geworden durch Dokumentarfilme - "Bowling for Columbine" wurde 2003 mit dem Oscar als bester Dokumentarfilm ausgezeichnet. Buchveröffentlichungen.