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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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    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 Pittsburgh, PA, United States 05-08-12
    loix Pittsburgh, PA, United States 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!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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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).


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edward FAYETTEVILLE, NY, United States 05-10-12
    Edward FAYETTEVILLE, NY, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Wonderful"

    This book was a life changer. I need to sit down now and really think about the kind of pole I want to be.

    Don't forget to download the PDF with the illustration

    5 of 6 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 2010
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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.

    5 of 6 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 2011
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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

    8 of 11 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 1 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.

    1 of 1 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??

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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