America by Jon Stewart
(The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

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Amazon.com ExclusivesFeaturing a foreword by Thomas Jefferson, a Dress the Supreme Court layout, and, oddly enough, a profile of George "The Iceman" Gervin, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, from Jon Stewart and the writers of the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show, is by far one the most irreverent and wittiest (and may we add smartest) political book you're likely to encounter. Amazon.com spoke with Jon Stewart a few days before the 2004 publication of America (The Book) and they discussed bald eagles, magical talking cats, Thor Heyerdahl, and much more • Read the Amazon.com Interview with Jon Stewart • Listen to the Amazon.com Interview with Jon Stewart • Watch a "vintage" Amazon.com Exclusive Video from Jon StewartMore from Jon Stewart Naked Pictures of Famous People America (The Book) [Audio CD] The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004 [DVD
 

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Jon Stewart was born in New York and lives with his wife and children in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Grand Central Publishing. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The New York Times

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ages 10 and up) A reporter who covered Wal-Mart for The Wall Street Journal for five years has done the improbable: she has created a superb business book for children.

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The New York Times

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From Jon Stewart, the perfect comedian for these imperfect times, an inspired parody of a civics textbook.

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BC Books

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Another surprise was that the photos begin with the status of the world in 1929 and international events that began to unfold that year.

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BC Books

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Each section begins with a two- or three-page introduction, so the reader/viewer can enjoy over 220 pages of full color photographs many of which were taken by famous photographers (some of whom were made famous by the war).

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Entertainment Weekly

Offering insights into governance (''While anarchy can often turn a humdrum weekend into something unforgettable, eventually the mob must be kept from stealing the conch and killing Piggy'') and the AARP's secret agenda (''That cocoon is out there in someone's pool, and by Christ, we are goin...

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Huffington Post

Watch the full speech here. Viggo Mortensen Tells Stephen To Run In '08 After Colbert had been teasing a run for president in 2008, actor Viggo Mortensen appeared on "The Colbert Report" to personally call for a Colbert can...

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Oregon Live

Stewart's new book on the epidemic of lying in America is timely and uses recent cases -- Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby, Barry Bonds and Bernie Madoff -- to show how perjury and false statements are overwhelming the legal system and every aspect of our culture.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Investigative reporter and author of Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries (1997), Den of Thieves (1992), DisneyWar ( 3 of 5 Stars May/June 2005), and Heart of a Soldier: A Story of Love, Heroism and September 11th (2002), Pulitzer Prize winner James B.

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Business Week

The Martha Stewart segment is especially magnificent, with author Stewart carefully assembling a tapestry of facts that allows us to witness, hour by hour, almost minute by minute, the actions that ultimately landed the domestic diva in jail.

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Large Print Reviews

... A book review of the audio edition of America - A Citizen's Guide to ... show has
been the recipient of both the Emmy and the Peabody Award.

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HSJ

In I am America (and So Can You), Colbert abandons his self-professed hatred of books by writing one, which he thinly veils by claiming that he ‘dictated’ the book.

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Nerdist

There’s a great spin put on just about everything and while I could go on about how the pages are set up (it’s not the kind of book you’d sit down and read from end to end, it’s kind of a coffee table open-to-a-random-page-and-laugh sort of set up) and yadda yadda, I won’t.

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Alternative Magazine Online

It’s really no secret that I’m a big fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which is beamed to many countries’ basic cable providers.

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There’s a great spin put on just about everything and while I could go on about how the pages are set up (it’s not the kind of book you’d sit down and read from end to end, it’s kind of a coffee table open-to-a-random-page-and-laugh sort of set up) and yadda yadda, I won’t.

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eM&P

However, Stewart does not make it clear how perjury is truly “undermining America.” Although lesser known cases may not be as interesting to the reader, including one such case might have helped his argument, as could have including statistics on perjury, and specifically perjury in the politica...

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