Kindle Book Reviewed – I Am America (And So Can You!)
Who isn’t a fan of Stephen Colbert? I cannot think of anyone, except for maybe George Bush. His recent book is turning out to be a great read and is doing well on the shelves, and on the Kindle. So what’s this book about and what is everyone saying about it?
Let’s find out:
Excerpt from a Barnes and Noble review
"So I Am America will give its readers — purchasers, perhaps I should say — what they want, and, even if the joke-to-sentence ratio sometimes exceeds Borscht Belt levels, that is a good thing, and unusual in these days of unsatisfying compulsive shopping."
Quote from the Publisher of I am America (And So Can You!)
"Congratulations — just by opening the cover of this book you became 25% more patriotic."
Excerpt from a Kirkus Review
"The fabulously fatuous father of "truthiness" and other neocon mantras expands his media icon with the obligatory book-and, read in the proper spirit, it’s a lot of fun. So do we take Colbert, of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, seriously? Is he a persona or the real thing? Is he only in it for the money?"
Excerpt from the Amazon book description
"Stephen Colbert describes his book as a simple book from a simple mind–Stephen Colbert. It is one man’s attempt to wedge his brain between hardback covers."
So What is This Book About?
Here is the Amazon description:
"Stephen Colbert was The Daily Shows longest-running and most diverse correspondent. In addition to his role as Senior Political Correspondent he was one of the hosts of Even Stephven, a point-counterpoint assault featuring co-correspondent Steve Carell, and the host of This Week in God, in which he reported on all things theological with the assistance of the God Machine. His personality, insight and overall rightness could only lead to The Colbert Report, a half-hour nightly platform for him to give his take on the issues of the day, and, more importantly, to tell you why everyone elses take is just plain wrong."
Here is the publishers description:
"What The Daily Show is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Stephen Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for "truthiness" and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it.
The author describes his audiobook as a simple audiobook from a simple mind: Stephen Colbert’s. In plain conversational language, not to mention the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his take on the most pressing concerns of our culture: faith, family…hygiene.
Why now? Stephen fears America has lost its balls and he hopes to re-ballify us…even the ladies. Ladies can have balls: lady-balls too. Stephen likes to call those "Thatchers". Stephen will show how he got his mammoth swinging sack with tales of courage and vital documents from his own life, including the Mother’s Day card he made at age six, disputed credit-card bills, and putt-putt score cards – all the major milestones."
Here is a Video of Stephen Colbert appearing on the David Letterman Show promoting his book
Click HERE to listen to an audio introduction to I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
Table of Contents:
Part 1: My American Childhood
- Chapter 1: The Family
- Chapter 2: Old People
- Chapter 3: Animals
- Chapter 4: Religion
Part 2: My American Adolescence
- Chapter 5: Sports
- Chapter 6: Sex and Dating
- Chapter 7: Homosexuals
- Chapter 8: Higher Education
- Chapter 9: Hollywood
Part 3: My American Maturity
- Chapter 10: The Media
- Chapter 11: Class War
- Chapter 12: Race
- Chapter 13: Immigrants
- Chapter 14: Science
Conclusion: The Future
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- Colbert Nation – Stephen Colbert Fan Site
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- Publishers Weekly Interview with Stephen Colbert
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