Review of “Get Rich Cheating” by Jeff Kreisler.
I travel in two worlds: the world of comedy and the world of politics. Mostly, to paraphrase George Costanza, ‘Comedy Joey’ does not normally get to hang out with ‘Politics Joey’. But sometimes they do, and agree on something wonderful and funny.
That something is “Get Rich Cheating”, by comedian Jeff Kreisler.
Jeff is the winner of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy, a writer for Comedy Central’s Indecision2008, and a cast member of Shoot The Messenger.
He is the editor of “My Wall Street Journal,” and star of hit international festival shows, In his comedy, Jeff explores politics, business, culture, and life with passion, absurdity, and hope. I have had the opportunity working with Jeff a few times at comedy shows and fundraisers, and his comedy is funny and thought-provoking.
His book, “Get Rich Cheating” is an exploration of the all too true to life stories of how people and companies in all walks of life—well, got rich by cheating, the other Great American Pastime. Jeff skewers everyone and everything from George W. Bush, Lehman Brothers, AIG, to Yankee Alex Rodriguez.
It is the kind of book that ranges from laugh out loud “Ha Ha!!” funny, to chuckle, and back to thought-provovking “Hmms”. But you’ll never just say, “Huh?”—unless you’re, of course, mentioned in the book. Not since “Steal This Book” are you going to want to steal this book. But, don’t steal it, buy it. It is though-provoking. There, I said “thought-provoking” three times. Well, now, four.
What famous people say about “Get Rich Cheating”:
“Just by reading this book you’ll earn an asterisk next to your name. You’ll be laughing all the way to the bank, assuming other cheaters haven’t forced it into bankruptcy yet.”
— Rachel Maddow (MSNBC)
“A very funny book with a very timely message.”
— Terry Jones (Monty Python)
“Thank God for Jeff Kreisler. He has given us a book that offers a much needed sucker punch to the greedsters who, well, get rich cheating. This is THE book to read in the unemployment line.”
— Lizz Winstead (Co-creator of The Daily Show)
“A brilliant and brilliantly sustained satirical broadside. On just about every page, you’ll find a pithy, pointed barb worthy of the late great George Carlin.”
— Tony Hendra (National Lampoon, Father Joe, Spinal Tap)
If you want to laugh and learn how to “Get Rich Cheating”, click here. Perfect Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or Festivus gift for the person in politics you love.