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

I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)

The story of a pole, searching for his purpose in life. "The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."
—Stephen Colbert
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Publisher's Summary

The story of a pole, searching for his purpose in life.

"The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."
—Stephen Colbert

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Stephen Colbert (P)2012 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"The sad thing is, I like it." (Maurice Sendak)

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    Clydene San Diego, California 05-08-12
    Clydene San Diego, California 05-08-12 Member Since 2014

    So many books, so little time...

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    "I love Stephen Colbert (And So Can You!)"

    This is the must have for the Stephen Colbert fan. You must not only buy this audio book, but also the hardback copy. The proceeds are going to a charity.

    What could be better, Tom Hanks reading the heart and soul of Stephen Colbert.

    Lovely children's story.

    Perhaps he will write a follow up book 50 Shades of a Grey Pole by Stephen Colbert. Now that would be an interesting follow-up book.

    Buy this book!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 05-17-12
    Janice Sugar Land, TX, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.

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    "Worthwhile for what it is"

    This was a nice little story and I smiled at the end when the pole learned his true purpose. I'm happy too that the proceeds go to a good cause. I was able to download the PDF pictures which did make it more enjoyable.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Conner 01-10-15
    Conner 01-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    Exceptional. Apparently you cannot give a one word review, for this book. Stupid. Nope,! You have to use an exact number of words!!! Hilarious

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie United States 12-31-14
    Stephanie United States 12-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Silly"

    Worth the $2 for 10 mins of silliness. The warnings were longer than the book... which made it more funny to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denae 12-28-14
    Denae 12-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I thought it was going to be funny. I was wrong."

    I was hoping it would be funny. I'm not a Stephen Colbert fan or hater. I just saw the title and thought it would have to be funny, then add narration by Tom Hanks. I was disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 02-24-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 02-24-14

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "Stephen and Tom Hanks.... What more do you need?"
    If you could sum up I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, awesome. short


    What did you like best about this story?

    The banter with Tom and Stephen.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert (introduction) – was your favorite?

    Stephen Colbert of course


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would like to see a 4 min book turned into a movie... That could be fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William KNIGHTDALE, NC, United States 02-15-14
    William KNIGHTDALE, NC, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2011

    I love a good book...

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    "I am proud to know a Pole..."

    Steven and Tom nailed this one. I appreciated how the money for their part of this is going to American Vets...Thanks guys!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    phoenix 10-07-13
    phoenix 10-07-13
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    "I'm so glad I did"

    My interest was peaked after seeing a video cut of Stephen Colbert with Julie Andrews - both pitching their children's books. Don't get too hung up (yes there is a pun here too) on the stripper pole - when you buy a chemical to remove paint in a bottle there is not a nude woman inside! Good books are layered with meaning. Great books mean different things to different age groups and different walks of life. And that includes books for kids. Re-read some Dr. Seuss!
    I was feeling a bit foolish buying an 8 minute audiobook, but did it anyway - I'm so glad I did! I had no clue till the end the proceeds go to vets - that alone makes the book worth every penny and more. Made my day!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Piper camino, CA, United States 10-02-13
    Piper camino, CA, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "not a kids book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    THis is not a kids book, even though it is listed as such. I played it for my 4th grade classroom and the guy who is a pole tried being " a strippers pole, but couldn't stand the grind"


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jorjeana 11-05-12
    Jorjeana 11-05-12
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    "Fun, but silly"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    What's to change? It is what it is.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert (introduction) – was your favorite?

    Tom Hanks


    Could you see I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It's called "The Colbert Report"


    Any additional comments?

    Hanks is really funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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