The Rants

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dennis Miller
Narrator: Dennis Miller
Genres: Comedy
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: March 1996
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
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Overview

There's good news for those that rage at the  evening news, shake their heads at Washington's  business-as-usual, or watch as politicians carom from  social crisis to political crisis to economic  crisis: Dennis Miller is back, and he means to shake the  nation by its lapels.

Miller respects no  boundaries. Whether the subject is dope-addled  baseball players who can no longer swing their bats,  do-nothing politicians who devote their careers to  creating meaningful sound bites, or the nation's  resigned acceptance of violence as a way of  American life, these thematically arranged monologues are  funny and angry. More significantly, they shatter  the conventions of comedy by simultaneously making  us laugh, think, and seethe.

Reviews (1)

Dennis Miller

Written by William Morgan on April 13th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

If you like Dennis Miller, you'll enjoy these rants. A little dated today, but still entertaining.

Author Details

Author Details

Miller, Dennis

"Dennis Miller is a comedian, using large amounts of satire. He became most well-known as host for his television talk shows, the latest of which is CNBC's Dennis Miller. Miller combines coarseness with a large vocabulary in a unique style not pandering to the ""lowest common denominator"".

Miller was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on November 3, 1953. He graduated from Point Park College in Pittsburgh with a degree in journalism, but soon gave up the idea of a reporter's life. Upon trying his hand as an amatuer stand-up comic, he decided to try it as a professional. He toured local clubs, and gradually spread out to include well-known clubs in New York and Los Angeles. In 1980, he became a writer of humorous segments for a local Pittsburgh television show called PM Magazine, and hosted a weekend show called Punchline.

By the mid 1980's he had landed a spot on the network comedy show Saturday Night Live, a launching pad for many future comedy stars. In 1992, he started his own short-lived talk show, The Dennis Miller Show. In 1993, HBO signed him for the Dennis Miller Live show, for which he has won two emmys.

Miller has also been cast in a number of films, usually in dramatic roles, including 1994'sDisclosure, 1995's The Net, and 1996's Murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He even tried a couple of years as a commentator on Monday Night Football.

Miller married Ali Espley in 1988. They have two sons, Holden and Marlon. "