I was surprised how funny he is. I've never seen his TV show, I just learned of him....yep, from a talk show, and I decided to get his book to learn more about his sense of humor. Which is GREAT!
His tips on how to go to a job interview
A funny look at serious topics
I laughed out loud several times, probably looking like a fool to passersby as I listened while riding my bike and shopping in Target.
It needed to be just plain funnier. Only the "food" chapter made me and my wife laugh out loud. The rest was mild-chuckle stuff that sounded like rejected scripts from the "WORD" feature on Colbert Report.
It wasn't UNfunny, it just seemed that the writing was done with the TV show in mind and without the graphics and visual delivery it wound up really lacking. And after more than a few minutes the same schtick gets old, whereas on the TV show it moves on to something else fairly quickly.
The narration was quite good in terms of clarity and intensity and comic timing.
One of the absolute top books
You cant stop laughing
He is just hilarious!
Everything is funny. Maybe the Wall Street part stands out a bit as being especially funny. Or the outsourcing of jobs part.
It is compelling! A very satirical analysis of the downfall of America. A lot of sharp observations taken to the extreme. Obviously not a very scientific take on the current issues, but definitely food for thought presented in a very welcoming and funny way!
If your politics lean to the left, and if you are a big fan of sarcastic humor, you'll enjoy this audio book. I wouldn't recommend this to all my friends, especially those who's politics are to the right of center or who take things literally too much. All in all, not for everyone, but if you fit the target, you'll love it.
If you love Colbert you will love this audio book. The man is a magician when it comes to satire. He never fails to impress and his commentary is both fluid, coherent and funny. It's like watching an Episode of the Colbert Report.
I would say I could compare America Again to "I am America and So Can You" but I never read it so I cannot say that. However, I imagine that it was just as funny and oddly just as informative.
Colbert is entertaining. Plain and simple. He read his book like no one else could read it. Like I said it was like watching an episode of the Colbert Report. I could imagine every word in my head.
Not surprising, now that I think about, is that this book was more informative than watching cable news. Then again, I could say the same thing about the Colbert Report.
If you need to just laugh about he state of this country for 3 hours, get this book. Then when you are done, go do something about it!
Stephen's show is great, so I'll always be willing to, but not because of this particular book
What made it such a lackluster experience was that nothing really stood out or was a scathing, deliciously sarcastic, as his first book was.
Not as great as I Am America
Meh.... not really.
You won't miss out much if you don't get it. I'd recommend getting the first if you haven't, yet heard it, instead of this one.
Very entertaining. If you like Colbert then you'll like this book.
I like Colbert Report because its an entertaining way to learn about politics and current events. I found this book equally entertaining as his show but didn't learn anything useful.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
Not as funny as 'I am America' but worth a credit. Colbert's satirical humor is always fun to listen.