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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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    Pam United States 05-21-12
    Pam United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2007

    Science writer in America's heartland

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    "Cute, funny, patriotic"
    What made the experience of listening to I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) the most enjoyable?

    The story is funny and cute, and I knew that the money I paid was going to a good cause (America's veterans).


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Lino Lakes, MN, United States 05-10-12
    Phillip Lino Lakes, MN, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "It might be inspirational."

    This is the least professional audiobook i've ever listened to. It's also the funniest. I might have been inspired if I wasn't choking on my laughter.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    loix 05-08-12
    loix 05-08-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Deal of the century!"

    For a fraction of the price of the hardcover or e-book version, I got the audiobook, some comic banter between Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert, and a PDF file with all the illustrations (slightly out of sequence, but not a big deal). It's a lovely story, with rhymes and puns to boot, and the illustrations are just as charming (is that Maurice Sendak saluting the flag at the end?) Since all the proceeds go to charity, I am tempted to buy the e-book version; $1.83 seems too modest a contribution to such a great cause. Well done, Colberty!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CA, United States 05-09-12
    Amazon Customer CA, United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very cute"

    Tom Hanks is wonderful. The PDF is a nice inclusion for an audiobook. The story is VERY short...really just six minutes. But it's sweet and the profits are for charity.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-07-12
    Laura Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Hold your sides, you'll be laughing so hard!"

    I saw Stephen Colbert talking about this on his show, and even saw the interview with Maurice Sendak. The book was so short, I thought why not get it. It is very funny, and amazingly, a pretty well written book. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT acutally a children's book, and unless you want to explain some of the inuenndo, I wouldn't let kids listen to it. The introduction and interruptions by Stephen Colbert let you know from the start what sort of book you're listening to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-08-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-08-12

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "I Am A Fan (and So Will You!)"

    So sad that Maurice Sendak is no longer with us. This book, however, coming out almost literally on the day he died, stands as something of a tribute to his wit and style - and that of Stephen Colbert and Tom Hanks.
    I don't want to make a review longer than the book (!), but, shucks, who wouldn't like this??

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    bybrandy LA PORTE, TX, United States 05-08-12
    bybrandy LA PORTE, TX, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best deal in Audiobooks"
    Would you listen to I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) again? Why?

    Sure. It is only 8 minutes, chock full of puns, and entertaining banter between Stephen Colbert and Tom Hanks at the start.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't forget to download the PDF for the illustrations.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 05-09-12
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 05-09-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "really cute and funny"

    this is cure and funny. it is definitly woth the purchase and tom hanks is the narrator

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mahal La Quinta, CA USA 05-20-12
    Mahal La Quinta, CA USA 05-20-12
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    "What it take to make this?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It being longer then 7 min.


    If you’ve listened to books by Stephen Colbert before, how does this one compare?

    better then his auto biography.


    Did Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert (introduction) do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yea.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)?

    the only scene, make it longer.


    Any additional comments?

    very short.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Robison Gee BELLEVUE, WA, US 05-14-12
    Erin Robison Gee BELLEVUE, WA, US 05-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "cute, but not for kids."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you want to teach kids something worthwhile, you leave the stripper out of it. Was hoping to share it with my kids, but now I won't.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    leave out the stripper, and it's good clean fun.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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