Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013
Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness.
But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders. Worse, the L.A. Four Seasons Hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. You have to dial an extension! Where did we lose our way?!
It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost!
Luckily, America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare ("I shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, such as think-shuddering") to the economy ("Life is giving us lemons, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to food ("Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber"), Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.
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Steven is as always a brilliant sarcastic however in this book you he lacks genuine ideas or real substance to talk about. At times you feel some of the stuff is just there to fill space. After reading the previous book "I am America, and do can you" I was expecting much more from this one.
I think Stephen Colbert is an amazing Comedian, Writer, and Entertainer. He covered a lot of great topics and make me chuckle along the way. His satire is so strong, it was hard for me to figure out which side he was on. Maybe that wasn't the point? I had a good time. I bought it on sale, which was well worth it.
I enjoyed the few hours of lighthearted political commentary. There wasn't really anything here to make me think. I'm not saying that sort of thing is necessary. This is a funny and intelligent book, but I don't really feel I gained anything from it.
Read on paper, two previous Colbert's, I Am America and I Am A Pole, both funnier in the reading than this one in the listening. I LOVE Stephen Colbert!; but was unfortunately underwhelmed.
while this book does not have much story to it, it didn't make me laugh a few times. it's interesting to see a way of having fun while still shining light on some of the problems in America.
Really sad to see such a smart, capable performer so completely phone it in like this. Apart from one or two clever moments it was genuinely difficult to listen to, and I'm a big fan of his work.
Like the first book, this is classic Colbert. In fact, I think "Colbert" is the best word to describe it. In the same way that Monty Python effectively created its own sub-genre ("Pythonesque"), "Colbert" has become its own style. If you never watched the Colbert Report, I have no idea how this book will strike you, but if you have, you'll get it. My only complaint is that I wish the book were longer!
We liked Colbert's TV show, so this comes from fans. As a medical professional, I found his drug faves to be the best part of the recording. The hedge fund description and the Citizens United case were both informative and funny. The last drunken bit was wierd. Oh well. We still love you, Stephen.
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