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
Stephen Colbert is a top-notch comedian, and I'm a longtime fan. This book lives up to his caliber. The writing is excellent and the performance employs great comedic timing.
I will say, however, that this audiobook wasn't really anything special compared to just watching the show. In hindsight, I probably wouldn't have spent my credit on the book.
Absolutely. TV vs audible is comparable (yeah, that good, though this is really short and there is only one) - but print? This is audible, how do you think I feel about this?
Well the whole thing lasted 3 hours, so I mostly spent it being sad it was about to end.
I have yet to review a book that this question even works with
I mean... yes, not wanted - I did. It's painfully short.
Get it if you enjoy life and / or laughter
Yes, I'd listen to this again which is saying something because I rarely re-listen to audio books due to having so many I have yet to listen to.
There are certain books that just work better as audio books. You get the inflection of Colbert as he would want the book to be read. I think that adds to the enjoyment of the work.
The funniest book I have ever listen to. Stephen is smart, witty, and funny! People were looking at me driving and laughing like I'm crazy. That said, Stephen knows how to walk the thin line between joking about a topic and pointing real and tough problems. SMART.
I couldn't know if he's joking or serious. I guess he was both which what makes this book good.
Cry from laughter
Only another Stephen Colbert book can compare. He is one of a kind!
Ha! Well, Stephen Colbert. His style is just plain funny!
Jobs, Medication, Gold and Sh*t Brownies: Important facts about America
Funny, Hilarious, and Sad...but mostly, funny!
Anyone who listens will become a Stephen Colbert Stalker
by being Stephen Colbert
there can never be anything wrong with his performance....he is Stephen Colbert
Why read the book when Stephen will read it at me so well.
His delivery of every bit was spot on.
Too many good bits to pick from.
I wouldn't change a thing.
The road trip got even better.
Steven's delivery is essential to this book! If you love his show, you will like this.
I would definitely recommend this book
Of course I laughed out loud! It's Colbert!
The book seemed a little short, maybe that's because I was enjoying it so much. Stephen can make deep insights into the current political and pop culture scene that make you think and laugh at the same time!
If you are considering either reading the book or listening to it, I recommend listening. The performance is great! If you were thinking about not reading or listening to it at all, then you should change your mind, because you would be missing out!
I have listened to 5 books and this is the lowest rank after Al Gore's book.
He talks about unemployment and benzodiazopines (?) or psychotropic drugs. His reading and jokes are a bit too angry at times for me to enjoy.
When he talks about Vicodim being the wonder drug determined by the open market (high demand for the drug).
No. I listen in parts.
Cobert's first book is a better listen. So much for sequels.
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