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Andy Rooney
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Out of My Mind

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  136 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Every Sunday evening, millions of viewers tune in to 60 Minutes to hear Andy Rooney riff on everything from coffee percolators to the state of the union. Millions more read his weekly newspaper column. Why? Because Rooney tells it like it is.

But Rooney fans have never seen him quite like this. Andy Rooney is plain frustrated by what's going on in America and the world. W

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Aug 29, 2015 Elise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In spite of the fact that I could hear Rooney's voice in my head when I was reading this, it made for humorous bedside reading.
Kate Hayden
My 70 year old father bought me this book for Christmas. It's interesting to hear the insight of an old man but his opinions are outdated. He thinks he is quite liberal and it is funny to hear his old man train of thought. I like Andy Rooney and enjoyed his 60 Minutes segments but this book should be edited and cut in half. It is repetitive and slow, although it's like a time capsule of old man thinking capturing his views about the world. It's like a pre-blog blog of old man's view of the moder ...more
Jan 30, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my sister
Shelves: non-fiction, humor
My father watched 60 Minutes every Sunday night. While I may not have been so interested in the content of the stories, I always liked the end of the show when Andy Rooney started with his "Did you ever wonder?..."" section.

This book is a collection of those stories, everything from Daily Life, Food and Drink, Politics, Money, the English Language and Sports. I can almost hear my father's chuckle as I read them.

If you liked those stories you will like this book.

Sharon Neufer
Nov 15, 2012 Sharon Neufer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoyed Andy's final segments on 60 Minutes and the book is made up of essays just like that. Even when I disagreed with Andy, I still appreciated the fact that he said what he thought and didn't care what "others may think." It's especially refreshing to read him complain about the same things I dislike!
I love this old crotchity man and his thoughts. A compilation of essays divided into sections. Funny as all get my opinion...but i have very similar views as him and watch him on 60 minutes... if you don't enjoy Mr. Rooney...Don't get this. :)
I borrowed it from the public library. If you know Andy Rooney from his segments on 60 Minutes, then you know what you are getting with this book.

See my blog note about the book:

I liked Andy Rooney, but I couldn't finish this book - I found many of his comments offensive and annoying and gave up before I hit the half way point.
Chris Chase
Aug 25, 2014 Chris Chase rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book that had its moments. It is a series of essays just like his commentary, some were interesting, some not so much. Worth reading.
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Oct 03, 2011 Catherine Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't say that I read everyone of the essays in this book. I did read most of them and really enjoyed them. I believe Andy Rooney could write an interesting essay about any subject.
Jul 11, 2008 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light reader. Mostly what you may have heard on 60 minutes. After half the book, I got tired of it and retired it.
Sep 15, 2012 Kelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! I can hear Andy reading to me as I read the book. He wrote like he spoke and I am saddened that he passed away.
Sep 20, 2008 Joe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One probably needs to be an Andy Rooney fan to rate this book 4 stars. I consider Mr. Rooney a modern day Will Rogers.
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Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney was an American radio and television writer. He became most famous as a humorist and commentator with his weekly broadcast A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney, a part of the CBS news program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011.
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