Here Comes Trouble

Here Comes Trouble

Stories From My Life

Book - 2011
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Grand Central Pub
"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a foreign language, or a salad."


Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, the nation's unofficial provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forest Gump.

Breaking the autobiographical mode, he presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven-year-old boy lost in the Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world by uttering the words "We live in fictitious times . . . with a fictitious president" in place of the expected "I'd like to thank the Academy."

And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. No one will come away from this book without a sense of surprise about the Michael Moore most of us didn't know. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's a book he has been writing-and living-his entire life.
In his first book in five years, the man loved by liberals and denounced by conservatives, will in his inimitable way defy expectations as he takes on the major issues of our day.

Baker & Taylor
The Academy Award-winning documentarian presents a series of pivotal episodes and humorous reminiscences from his early life which led to his decision to become a newspaper writer and filmmaker.

Blackwell Publishing
Michael Moore, Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, the nation's unofficial provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forrest Gump.

Smashing the autobiographical mold, he presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven-year-old boy lost in the Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. At the age of seventeen, he goes to get a snack one day and ends up on the national news-creating a firestorm that helps eliminate racial discrimination at private clubs all across America. He begins his first underground newspaper in fourth grade; sixteen years later, the police are raiding the printing office of his latest publication-and the U.S. Congress steps in and takes up his fight. On top of all that, he becomes one of the youngest elected officials in the country at age eighteen-but not before planning a hilarious "dry-run" escape to Canada with his stoner friends just in case they get drafted to go to Vietnam. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world from the Oscar stage by uttering the words "We live in fictitious times ... with a fictitious president" in place of the usual "I'd like to thank the Academy."

And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

All of this is the stuff of great fiction-but every one of these stories is real. Before Michael Moore became the Oscar-winning filmmaker and all-around rabble-rouser and thorn-in-the-side of corporate and right-wing America, there was the guy who had an uncanny knack for just showing up where history was being made. You will be stunned and surprised to meet the Michael Moore you never knew.

Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's a book he has been writing-and living-his entire life.

Hachette Book Group
"I had an unusually large-sized head, though this was not uncommon for a baby in the Midwest. The craniums in our part of the country were designed to leave a little extra room for the brain to grow in case one day we found ourselves exposed to something we didn't understand, like a foreign language, or a salad."


Michael Moore-Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, the nation's unofficial provocateur laureate-is back, this time taking on an entirely new role, that of his own meta-Forest Gump.

Breaking the autobiographical mode, he presents twenty-four far-ranging, irreverent, and stranger-than-fiction vignettes from his own early life. One moment he's an eleven-year-old boy lost in the Senate and found by Bobby Kennedy; and in the next, he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Fast-forwarding to 2003, he stuns the world by uttering the words "We live in fictitious times . . . with a fictitious president" in place of the expected "I'd like to thank the Academy."

And none of that even comes close to the night the friendly priest at the seminary decides to show him how to perform his own exorcism.

Capturing the zeitgeist of the past fifty years, yet deeply personal and unflinchingly honest, HERE COMES TROUBLE takes readers on an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners ride through the life and times of Michael Moore. No one will come away from this book without a sense of surprise about the Michael Moore most of us didn't know. Alternately funny, eye-opening, and moving, it's a book he has been writing-and living-his entire life.

Baker
& Taylor

The influential best-selling author and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker of such productions as Bowling for Columbine presents a systematic analysis of such hot-button issues as big business, social security and the military to share his unconventional perspectives on why the nation may not be as divided as believed. 750,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446532242
Branch Call Number: BIO Moore MOO
Characteristics: ix, 427 p. :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm.

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labyrinthine
Jun 30, 2015

Here Comes Trouble by Michael Moore
Here Comes Trouble is an autobiography of the famous documentary film maker and writer, Michael Moore. It is formatted as a series of short stories that address important times in his life. The book opens with a story from his later life. However, the other stories begin when his is youth and continue chronologically. For example, he tells of his time spent studying to be a priest, (and when this ended). Or "draft dodging" during his late teens. He also gives the reader a look at his childhood/ teenage relationships. This includes first loves as well as best friends. Moore also explains his various political positions such as his time working with the local school board. In addition, he reveals the thoughts, feelings, and events that lead to his films. In short, this book was fascinating. It is essential for any lover of Michael Moore as it explains his unique style of film making. This book is a good introduction to his other books. It truly reveals the workings of the mind of this great writer and film maker. Through understanding his past one can better understand his works. Also, like his books and films it is told in a humorous, yet truthful (sometimes heartbreaking) way. I also found that his stories captured the sentiments of the times. For example, as he explains his fear of being drafted to fight in a war he does not agree with, the reader can understand how many other youths felt at that time. Hence the book was easy to read, and worthwhile.

KCLSRecommends May 27, 2014

Surprisingly touching and emotional biography (or series of stories) from this darling of the left wing. In his own way, Moore can be quite inspirational!

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loudem
Mar 13, 2014

A very informative book. You will learn things that will put his "known" life into perspective. Interesting. You have to respect the guy. He's real honest and he's giving no bullshit. A simple guy who just wants answers. But to must questions are scaring a lot of people. That's too bad.

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cowsonthefarm
Jan 20, 2014

Very entertaining and an easy read. The world from Michael Moore's perspective, not necessarily the most objective account of some of the topics he discusses. Still, I enjoyed this book.

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HopeButterfly
Jun 27, 2012

Need to reread this book.

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ownedbydoxies
May 30, 2012

Funny, self-deprecating, intelligent and scathing, this book is a very good read, and whether you agree or disagree with Michael Moore's opinions (I mostly strongly agree), you can't help but admire the courage it took for him to stand up for what he believes to be right and fair.

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KCLibraryGuy
Nov 01, 2011

Love him or hate him, Michael Moore has led an interesting life. From meeting Robert Kennedy on a family trip to Washington, DC, and hanging up on John Lennon to working (briefly) for Mother Jones magazine and facing death threats for voicing his opposition to the Iraq war, Moore has penned short vignettes not only about a life of fame, but also of growing up in a small town in the upper Midwest. I found many of his stories recalling the 1970s familiar, since we're nearly the same age. A great memoir of one of the leading progressive voices of our times.

debwalker Aug 20, 2011

Little Michael started young...

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