The New New Rules

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5 out of 5 stars
By Me & My Girls on 13-03-15

New Rules Everyone; New Rules

A compilation of many of the New Rules segments from his HBO show Real Time. The liberal Commentator and extremely religulous (I probably spelled that wrong) man gives a broad view of rules that need to be enacted; at least for a little while. His attacks combine politics and humor; intentional humor as opposed to the accidental humor exhibited by the politicians and news commentators. Liberals, or anyone who despised the Bush/ Cheaney administration and enjoys the heretical joy of piercing the sanctimony of organized religion will enjoy this one.
For those of you who practice religion on a regular basis or support conservative politics if you don't already know Bill Maher trust me you'll hate it and probably him.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 06-12-11

Audio isn't the right format for this sort of book

I want to be clear that my rating on this one isn't a reflection of the book itself - I'm just trying to suggest that you may want to stop and consider (as I should have) if audio is the right format for a book that is almost completely composed of independent 30 second sound bytes each of which starts with the phrase "New Rule!"

It was just too repetitive to enjoy in this format, which I should have realized if I'd given it more thought ahead of time. I'm sure it's a clever amusing book for people that like Bill Maher, but only if it's in physical form where you can pick it up, read a couple, and put it back down. There's only so many times you can hear "New Rule!" in a three minute period before you realize your judgement was off. Definitely my own fault for not thinking it through.

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18 of 21 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Niels J. Rasmussen on 18-03-13

Great Material But A Little Hard To Listen To.

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Despite the fact that the majority of the material in this book is hilarious, it is almost impossible to listen to this book for more than 20 minutes at a time. Every 10 or so words, the phrase "New Rule!" is repeated. I imagine this would actually have been a more enjoyable READ rather than an enjoyable LISTEN.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Nedreberg on 19-12-11

Easy to get offended but what the hell...

First of all if the "F" word or any mention of sexual body parts offends you, this isn't the book for you but if you want to think of our county in a new light, give this book a try. Not only are his "rules" good advice to live by, his essays give unique ways at looking at what is presented to us on a platter in the evening news. It's worth being offended to be prodded to think.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By NVML on 09-01-12

Almost as good as watching the show

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Reading this book is probably fine -- but why not listen to Bill Maher make Bill Maher's comments? Nobody can adequately approximate his tone of voice when reading. Listening to this was a real pleasure

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Michael J. Shields on 09-01-12

Get a new beginning to the joke

As a segment in a show, if you say "new rule" a dozen times, it's not so grating. But for a book in which you start every new joke with "new rule", after a while you want that rule to be "no more saying - new rule". Annoying the point of distraction IMO.

Furthermore, I simply didn't laugh much at this book!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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