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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction | [Jon Stewart, The Writers of <I>The Daily Show</I>]

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Funny. Irreverant. Historic. If American history had ever been presented this poignantly, more of us might have paid attention. Stewart and friends run the gamut: republicans and democrats, deadpan and laughable, serious and totally absurd. The vast array of comedians each deliver hilarious soundbites and yet the book comes together with stunning coherence. —Chris Doheny

Publisher's Summary

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

Termed a "political king-maker" by Newsweek, and "the Dan Rather of infotainment" by Vanity Fair, Jon Stewart, along with the writers of The Daily Show, combines his riotous wit and razor-sharp insight in this hilarious book.

American-style democracy is the world's most beloved form of government, which explains why so many other nations are eager for us to impose it on them. But what is American democracy?

In America (The Audiobook), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and exploring the reasons why concepts like "one man, one vote", "government by the people", and "every vote counts" have become such popular urban myths.

Among the topics:

  • Ancient Rome: The First Republicans
  • The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White
  • The President: King of Democracy
  • The Supreme Court: 18 Legs, Four Tits, One Mission
  • Running for Office: What Are You Thinking?
  • The Media: Can It Be Stopped?
  • The Future of Democracy: The Constitutional Robocracy and You!

    This program contains explicit language.

    (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks

  • What the Critics Say

    • Audie Award Finalist, Humor, 2005
    • Quill Award Winner, Audiobooks, 2005
    • Grammy Award Winner, Best Comedy Album, 2005

    "Cheeky, irreverent, and playfully ingenuous....This humorous sendup of American politics never fails to entertain, poke fun, and provoke thought." (Publishers Weekly)
    "The devil's own comedic handiwork, a side-splitting guide to the abuses and absurdities built into our political processes and institutions....Sustained clever writing and a smart, durable premise....As with Mr. Stewart's priceless anchorman persona and his show's hawk-eyed editing for real news gaffes, there is enough truth here to make America almost as instructive as it is sly." (The New York Times)

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      Vadim New Haven, CT, USA 12-16-04
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      "Occassional Laugh"

      While it is my favorite show on TV, this book is more of a history overview, with occassional laughter. Some parts I found really boring. The best part is the last 20 min, where he goes into describing Bush and Kerry.

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      Mark St. Petersburg, FL, USA 12-13-04
      Mark St. Petersburg, FL, USA 12-13-04 Member Since 2002
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      "Hilarious"

      If you're at all interested in politics and/or political history, you will enjoy this clever satire. I don't know what's wrong with some of the other reviewers--everyone I know has laughed almost non-stop throughout. Perhaps it is abridged to keep people from laughing themselves to death. I do hope there is an unabridged audio version forthcoming, but this one's still definitely worth the book credit.

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      Jerry So. Burlington, VT, USA 12-11-04
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      "Funny view of social studies"

      I have listened to America the audiobook at least twice, and I find it to be a hilarious rendition of a social studies class. Almost all of the stuff I heard, I had learned in the past year, but I learned the background information (Franklin liked the ladies, haha!)

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      Steve Sandy, UT, United States 10-11-04
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      "Very funny, but clean it up a bit."

      All I can say to John from Olympia is that I guess that's what makes horse (or political!) races. I thought this was much *funnier* than the TV show, in fact, it's not safe for the road at times. I think the audible format is perfect for a book like this because on paper it would merely be humor, but with timing and the right deadpan delivery it becomes very good comedy.

      I do think it could have done without the numerous South Parkesque out-of-place obscenity gags. It's not that I'm prudish, but that joke, over and over, just isn't funny anymore, and it prevents me from playing it to the kids, which is really a shame because they could learn from it: "Dad, what's so funny about that?" "Well, because the supreme court really does work sort of like that..."

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      Chris Judson Goshen, IN USA 10-06-04
      Chris Judson Goshen, IN USA 10-06-04 Listener Since 2002
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      "Helped me finish a marathon"

      With due respect to other reviewers that did not like this book, I would have to disagree about its humor. I listened to the book last Sunday in a marathon I was running and I found myself bursting out loud laughing during the run. I became a bit self-conscious because I was enjoying myself way too much. It's probably the best political satire I've come across in a while and it does in fact live up to it's writer's reputation on The Daily Show.
      Well worth your time and though I didn't get a PR on my race, I'm smiling a bit more before the election.

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      Michael San Francisco, CA, USA 09-16-04
      Michael San Francisco, CA, USA 09-16-04
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      "Funny and Smart"

      This is another example of a book that was written for the audio book format. You MUST listen to this one. Jon Stewart and the rest of the Daily Show cast do an awesome job of running though american history and keeping you laughing the whole time. Wether your a Democrat or Republican I am sure you will enjoy listening to this great audio book. It is just extremely smart and funny.

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      James Kirkland, WA, USA 09-14-04
      James Kirkland, WA, USA 09-14-04
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      "Wacky fun"

      Like the Daily Show, this is a wacky look at American politics. Like the medeival court jester, the jokes are often all too true. If you have kids or are offended by sexual or toilet references, there are a fair number. Some of the jokes fall flat (or I am just easily offended), but 85% work, making this a delight to listen to.

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      Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 12-26-05
      Barbara Marietta, GA, United States 12-26-05 Member Since 2012
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      "Buy the Audiobook AND the print edition!"

      This is one of the few books which work really well - thanks to brilliant editing and production - in both audio format and hardcover. The familiar voices of the staff of the Daily Show, as well as terrific sound effects and music, make this a great addition to the book on paper, which goes much more in-depth, and has wonderful illustrations. Very, very, VERY funny.

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      Sean San Jose, CA, USA 09-21-04
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      "A very funny and witty experience"

      I can understand how some may think this book drags at points, but I really appreciated the entire book. It is extremely funny and very well done. I am especially glad that the entire Daily Show gang was involved with recording bits and pieces of it. I highly recommend this book.

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      "Very funny!"

      Witty, creative, educational, and outright hilarious. A really fun listen and the narration is great as well. Highly recommended!

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