Secrets from Michael Moore’s New Book
Filmmaker Michael Moore’s memoir, “Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life” was released on Tuesday, September 13. The Washington Post has a sneak peak for those considering whether to pick it up. Among the highlights: Moore blames baby formula for a lot; a young, lost Moore was saved by California Senator Robert F. Kennedy on a trip to Washington D.C. in 1965, a slightly older Moore supported Richard Nixon in 1968 before turning on him later; and
Moore penned a play—“a little avant-garde number about Jesus’s crucifixion”—while struggling through his first and only term… on his home town’s school board. “’This is where you people want me?’ Jesus shouted… ‘Just nailed to a cross? So you don’t have to listen to me anymore about caring for the poor or the sick or the downtrodden?’”
As a side note, Moore survived a subsequent recall election.
Powell’s Books discloses even more of the book, describing Moore as a “meta-Forrest Gump” for his miscellaneous adventures, which include, among others, run-ins with Ronald Reagan and terrorist Abu Nidal. Similarly, Kirkus Reviews describes the book as “readable, and often quite funny” and sees in it evidence of the patriotic ideals that Moore has often claimed to possess.
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