There are a lot of people out there who want us to hate Michael Moore. There are a lot of people who do hate Michael Moore. I can tell you one thing: none of those people have read his book, Here Comes Trouble. I don’t know how anyone could hate him after reading this book, especially since the first chapter is about people who hate Michael Moore and why.
I’ve always liked Moore’s documentaries. I’ve never thought it was right to fault him for taking a side, for not pretending to be objective, because no one is truly objective. It’s much more honest to let people know where he’s coming from and why. Plus, they’re brilliant.
I thought the book would be pretty decent. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did, however. I would recommend it to anyone. My library had many copies available (hint, hint).
This is a man who thinks for himself, which gets him into a lot of trouble in America. He’s also a man who has done a lot of really interesting things, met a lot of interesting people. John Lennon called him to offer his help. Bobby Kennedy helped him find his mom when he was eleven. The stories are all excellent, and many of them are funny. I don’t want to spoil any of them for you.
All I can say is that I wish we had a ton more people like him. Maybe then democracy might actually work. Unfortunately, we don’t. Not many like him at all. Keep making movies and writing books, Michael Moore. They help keep me going.