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Ranting Again

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  460 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Dennis Miller is back, and he is "ranting again" in this boisterous compendium that the "Los Angeles Times" called "a scream" and "People" said was "piercingly funny."
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Main Street Books (first published 1998)
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3.5 starts!
I am a big fan of Dennis Miller and listened to this on audio.
Hilarious? Righteous outrage? Really, really smart? Razor sharp wit? Thought-provoking insights? Yes to all of the above!

However I would have enjoyed this book so much more it wasn't inundated with analogies.

Example: if the word analogies came up, Miller might say (and much better than I) "This book has more analogies than amount of times President Reagan said he couldn't remember during the congressional hearings". My po
Phil Melcher
Dennis Miller Live was appointment television for me on HBO's Friday night schedule in the late 1990's. Miller's feature attractions were his "rants". The typical rant was an opinion piece often layered with profanity, pauses for effect from the audience, obscure (for most viewers) references to pop culture and literary characters and were always delivered by Dennis with an equal mixture of smug smart-aleck and intellectual rebel. Ranting Again is in essence a series of essays from the HBO serie ...more
My concern when I started reading Mr. Millers "rants" was that it was going to be political or very dated since this book was written in the late 1990's. Fortunately it was neither. The only time a polticain was mentioned it was in regard to his personal habits rather than his politics. Miller picks numerous topics from the American culture and pop culture and delves into each subject with wit, sarcasm and self criticism, but always with a semblance of truth. His subjects include hype, prisons, ...more
I used to watch Dennis Miller Live on HBO. That would've been the earlier years, say '94 to '96. I was 12. Yeah, I was a weird kid. I didn't know what the hell was going on, but he had a great sarcastic voice, and I loved it. Plus he flashed pictures on the screen and gave them wacky captions.

This book is from '96. There are references I don't even begin to understand, and a lot of emphasis on Clinton and OJ. That in itself is amusing as hell.

Dennis loves the "It's like (Famous Person) [verb'in
Master of the topical simile, Mr. Miller points his finger at what’s wrong in the world and jabs his subjects firmly in the eye. If you find a lot of his similes incomprehensible, outdated or the name dropping gets tiresome, he’d probably just tell you to get off the couch and pick up a book or newspaper, you ignoramus.

Mr. Miller is clearly well informed about his subjects and, even if this book is showing its age by dealing with subjects like, e.g., Bill Clinton’s baffling re-election, the ver
Aug 21, 2007 Jaimee rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cocky assholes
Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but reading this book is like trying to cut stale bread with a dull knife. If this book were printed on softer paper, I'd gladly use it to wipe my ass. Dennis Miller sucks a big one. Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
Mary Newcomb
I am a bit unclear as to way this was on my list of books to read. The rants were kind of entertaining, for awhile, but are very similar with only small pieces of interesting thoughts. There are additional books by this author, I won't be reading them.

The dated pop culture references are almost as funny as the material itself. I think we all understand where Dennis is coming from with his rants and then he goes just a bit too far and it is funny. This is a pretty entertaining book.
Aug 28, 2007 Oona rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sarcastic people
this book is lost in the book shelf, box or where ever it ended up. all i remember and know is that this was haa-larious.

i must reread this to explain more. i'll be back. . .
you know...the title says it all, and still i was disappointed. i think miller just thinks he's smarter/funnier than he really is.
Michael Donahue
God he likes to hear himself talk. Though I love his vocabulary sometimes it seems like he could be more efficient with his word usage.
some sketches hilarious...intelligent humor. Adult language (or at least the language of some of my friends). :)
Just a funny book about good ole politics. Makes you think about things in your own life...
I don't know why I read this book. It was entertaining but he really bugs me.
Glenn Mondry
Love him and all his books. Smart, witty and very funny. Keep em coming!!
Julie Browne
Another book of funny and witty observations on curent times.
Brian Sammons
Dennis Miller, when he was still, you know, funny.
May 10, 2007 NumberLord rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Dennis Miller fans
Shelves: humor
More funny rants from Dennis' defunct HBO show.
Todd Beauregard
see The Rants above, volume deux.
before he went to the dark side II
An humorous and thought provoking read.
Made me laugh.
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Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, political commentator and sports commentator, and television/radio personality. He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the late 1980s, and subsequently hosted a string of his own talk shows on HBO, CNBC and in syndication. He currently hosts a daily, three-hour, self-titled talk radio program, nationally syndicated by Westwood One ...more
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