New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer - Bill Maher I like Bill Maher. I like his humor and I like his politics. So I was looking forward to reading something by him. The humor in this book did not disappoint me but it had a problem a lot of these books by comedians has. It reads like excerpts from his stand-up routine. For that, it deserves at least three stars but I was hoping for something a little more substantial than a collection of one liners.