Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency, Al Franken
Possibly the funniest novel about politics in recent years, Al Franken's 2000 faux-memoir Why Not Me? recounts his (fictional, of course) run for the presidency of the United States. Franken campaigns on one issue — abolishing ATM fees — and somehow wins the election, only to serve five months before being forced to resign following relentless questions from the Joint Congressional Committee on the President's Mood Swings. Franken's real-life campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2008 was much more successful; he's currently serving his second term.