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I Am America (And So Can You!) | [Stephen Colbert]

I Am America (And So Can You!)

What The Daily Show is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for "truthiness" and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it. The author describes this as a simple audiobook from a simple mind: Stephen Colbert's.
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What The Daily Show is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Stephen Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for "truthiness" and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it.

The author describes his audiobook as a simple audiobook from a simple mind: Stephen Colbert's. In plain conversational language, not to mention the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his take on the most pressing concerns of our culture: faith, family...hygiene.

Why now? Stephen fears America has lost its balls and he hopes to re-ballify us...even the ladies. Ladies can have balls: lady-balls too. Stephen likes to call those "Thatchers". Stephen will show how he got his mammoth swinging sack with tales of courage and vital documents from his own life, including the Mother's Day card he made at age six, disputed credit-card bills, and putt-putt score cards - all the major milestones.

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    Barry Atlanta, GA, USA 12-09-07
    Barry Atlanta, GA, USA 12-09-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Colbert's Attept at 10th Grade Humor"

    I enjoy Steven Colbert and until recently, was a long-time subscriber to the Colbert Report's iTunes Podcast. The funniest thing about "I Am America (And So Can You) is its title and some parts of its introduction. To his credit, Cobert virtually warns readers that the book was just thrown together at his kitchen table, but by that time, the listener had already purchased it or gasp... thrown away a credit. In my opinion, he threw the book together in one extemporaneous sitting during which he must have smoked, drank or popped something that made him think that what he was writing or dictating, was funny. I was expecting the book to have the same brilliant, bitting, sardonic humor that has made him an icon; the type of humor that was never more on display than during his now-legendary speech at the White-House-Press-Corp Dinner. What I found was an immature-180 of that, loaded with HS lunch-room-level humor The danger is that a couple of more of these books will make that Press-Corp speech seem like a distant memory and I suggest he write no more. I became so bored with this book that I did something I had never done before with an Audible download; I deleted it in the middle of a listen. "I am America" has only one saving grace; its 12.24 Platinum-Member price made it a palatable loss. I would have felt totally robbed had I used a credit to purchase this poor excuse for an audio book.
    Barry

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Halena Alexandria, KY, United States 11-11-07
    Halena Alexandria, KY, United States 11-11-07 Member Since 2011

    Artist in Northern Kentucky. Loves listening to books. My likes are history, mystery and some , and mostly writers of the twentieth century

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    "Empty"

    Doesn't offer anything to think about. His writers must have been on strike when he put this out. Love the show.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    David Lively Danville, CA United States 10-23-07
    David Lively Danville, CA United States 10-23-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Not as funny as his show"

    I think Colbert might benefit from the play he gets off his audience and guests. He just doesn't come across as funny in a straight-up audio book. I stopped listening / reading about halfway through, I just found myself losing interest and paying attention to other things instead of the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dabney murrieta, CA, USA 10-09-07
    Dabney murrieta, CA, USA 10-09-07
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    "Not Up to His Show"

    I adore him on the Report, and try never to miss it, but this sounded to me like "out-takes." The religion descriptions are pretty funny, though, and I'm sure die-hard fans will love it.

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    Retire to read 10-09-07
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    "Not funny"

    What a disappointment; I smiled twice. I never laughed once. I'm a big fan, so I'm saddened by this waste of time.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Erika San Diego, CA United States 10-07-07
    Erika San Diego, CA United States 10-07-07 Member Since 2006
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    "The Great American Book"

    As soon as I saw this title for sale I bought it immediately and listened to it straight until the end. I was not disappointed by this book. It is one of the funniest books out there. If you enjoyed "America (The Book)" you will love this. It is brilliantly read by Stephen Colbert along with many guest voices such as Jon Stewart and Amy Sedaris. My only problem was that it wasn't long enough. I am definitely going to buy the book when it comes out as well. Stephen is an American hero!

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    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 02-28-14
    Bob Watson Sapulpa, OK 02-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic Colbert"

    If you like The Colbert Report, you will love this book. It is dripping with sarcasm, and satire.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hawkeye 01-29-12
    Hawkeye 01-29-12

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    "This is pure brain candy"

    This book rode high on the hog for a majority of it. I truly enjoyed it. There were a couple moments that didn't resonate with me (the Steven speaks for me sports fan spots) but other than that, it was really great satire that you'd expect from Mr. Colbert. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Newberg, OR, USA 01-15-10
    Stephanie Newberg, OR, USA 01-15-10
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    "excellent book!"

    This was fantastic! Stephen Colbert is hilarious and makes listening to this audio book a real treat. Buy it. You won't regret it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarmad Saghir NJ, USA 11-20-08
    Sarmad Saghir NJ, USA 11-20-08 Member Since 2010

    Sarmad Saghir

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    "Colbert at his best"

    This book is typical Colbert style laugh out loud funny. I listened to it on the train and I am sure people around me thought I was crazy for just laughing to my self.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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