Roseanne Barr explains her shift in political views

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In the above video, Roseanne Barr speaks out about her support of Israel and discusses political divide on ‘Hannity.’

Roseanne Barr published a book on January 4, 2011 called

Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm


Roseanne Barr is a force of nature. Whether taking the sitcom world by storm, challenging accepted social norms, or battling the wild pigs inhabiting her nut farm in Hawaii, she is not to be trifled with. In this return to the printed page, Roseanne unleashes her razor-sharp observations on hypocrisy, hubris, and self-perpetuating institutions of questionable value—as well as menopause, pharmaceuticals, and her grandkids. And she’s as controversial, original, and funny as ever.

Raised half-Jewish, half-Mormon, and 100 percent misfit, Roseanne made a deal with Satan early on as the price she paid for stardom. But now she’s looking to refinance the loan of her soul—this book represents her final exorcism of fame.

Displaying her brilliance and sharp wit, Roseanne discusses the humor of everyday life with musings on more serious topics, such as class warfare, feminism, the cult of celebrity, and Kabbalah. Bold, brash, and insightful, Roseannearchy shows that she can still skewer any subject under the sun and why The New York Times describes her appeal as “the power of a whole planet, pulling everything around it inexorably into its orbit.”

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

*Starred Review* Once upon a time, there was a woman named Roseanne. She had a show that changed the face of television. She also did some very crazy things, like marry Tom Arnold and write a not-exactly-true book about incest in her family. She railed about many issues over the years and got a reputation for being a badass, though in this book, she bemoans the fact she really has a flat ass. Her show never really went off the air (reruns!), but most people eventually forgot about Roseanne. Well, she’s back, and because she’s now old, as she tells you many, many times, she has much wisdom to impart in her still raucous, laugh-out-loud, black-humored voice. As she sees it, dear reader, she’s the roller coaster, and you, having paid for the ticket, are just along for the ride, which shoots up and down between her Jewish upbringing in Mormon Utah, her weight losses and gains (mostly gains), her deification as a saint of the lower middle class, and her vilification as the woman who ruined “The Star Spangled Banner” (she apologizes a million times; she was just trying to sing good!). But mostly, she wants to tell you what she’s learned through religious studies, meditation, and kabbalah, which pretty much boils down to being kind to each other. But nobody says it funnier, with more heart and more oomph. Crazy like a fox. –Ilene Cooper


“Crazy like a fox. . . . Nobody says it funnier, with more heart and more oomph.” —Booklist (starred review)


“Roseanne kills me—always has, and I think you will be as tickled as I was that she now has aimed her take-no-prisoners, ovaries-to-the-wall attitude to politics. Welcome back, Crazy.”

Bill Maher

“Roseanne is funny, everybody knows that. But then there is everything else—the humanity, rabbinical wisdom, Mother Earth fearlessness, true beauty, and the ability to stay one step ahead of insanity at all times. She’s always had her finger on the pulse and can tell when the patient needs some emergency care. Nurse Barr has saved us once again.”

Sandra Bernhard

About the Author

Emmy Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Roseanne Barr started her career in stand-up comedy before landing her own long-running hit TV series, Roseanne. She has returned to stand-up comedy over the last few years and blogs regularly at She is a frequent guest on Real Time with Bill Maher and lives in Los Angeles and on her nut farm in Hawaii.

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