I love Stephen Colbert, but this was such a disappointment. Every once in a while, on the Colbert Report, you realized that Stephen just stretching for time...not enough material and 4 1/2 minutes to fill. Over and over again I caught myself thinking--that's what he's doing here. Just stretching for time--in a REALLY short book to begin with. Yes there were many moments of cutting satire, but surrounding them was way too much over-cute, meaningless routines. Perhaps these were the monologues that didn't make it onto the Colbert Report.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like if the genius mind of Stephen Colbert was ever loose to go deep into American hypocracy, taking the time to connect the dots of all that we pretend to be and the liars who spin the American dream.......well, this is not that.
But if you like the Colbert Report and wish you could pay $20.00 to get 3 hours of it, then this is thePERFECT audio book for you.
Very entertaining and incredible narration. I didn't expect much but I thought I might learn something from the book. It's hard to trust anything that's being said, so that part was disappointing.
pure foolishness. slightly entertaining a couple times. otherwise this book is just misguided and often lacks any understanding of history or truth.
once again, knowing this is an entertainment book, not very good.
Stephen's delivery of the material
It's comedy, nothing super memorable
The previous daily show and Colbert books were good reads, but unfortunately the audio books did not live up to that expectation. This one finally was on par with the book. I don't know if I would recommend it though still, pricey for such a short listen
I am a great fan of his TV show and had high hopes for this book. The writing is sophomoric and could well have been written while under the influence is something.
Although there are a few funny parts, the majority was insulting and just plain dumb!
This isn't Steve Colbert like we know him. It is just blabering on about utter bullshit, and it adds nothing to ones life.
The content sucked not the narrator.