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.
©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Retired with a passion for nonfiction. To find out how my views compare or diverge with respect to what's known.
Interesting? Look I can't recall any soul resonating points. There was no 'least' interesting.
Some was less so.
As always I like Steve's voice. As usual though I began to dislike his voice somewhat.
It was unless you wanted that Colbert Bump kind of feeling. It fell just short.
Steve, Know I will always be virtually your best fan.
Laugh out loud, thought provoking, fun accents for his characters which makes it better to listen to than read. As with the Report, it isn't meant to be concrete fact, getting the laugh is the first priority.
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.
While I enjoy Colbert and certainly agree with most of his insight into our politics, this book is not interesting or very funny.
This book is simply Boring
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!
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