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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Colbert is far more than a comedian and improv genius. As head of his fanciful Colbert Nation, the quick-witted host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and former host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report has delighted fans with his wit, audacity, and innovative uses of language and the media.

In this biography, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson, author of Jon Stewart: Beyond the Moments of Zen, charts Colbert's rise from boyhood tragedy to "greatest living cultural-media critic".

©2014 Bruce Watson (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Stephen! Stephen! Stephen!

I have always admired Stephen Colbert, and after learning more about his philanthropic side my admiration grows. He is truly one of the good guys.

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Excellent Brief Bio of Colbert-even tho dated now

I appreciated the attention given to his growing up from age 9 after tragic family loss. Interesting HS years & not experiencing more nurture for his talents. Somehow that brilliant mind got developed at Hampton Sydney ON HIS OWN time but he must have absorbed more. Early career years and sense of responsibility. A Southern gentleman who's maintained his humanity & nurtured his political awareness. Yes appreciate his humor continually, but readers will appreciate this TRUE SON OF The SOUTH even more as a MAN, husband and father more.

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I'm a fan

Stephen Colbert has got to be the smartest man on earth period to be able to perceive comedy and seriousness and make it not only palatable but leaving you wanting more, a talent so many will never possess. I just enjoy Stephen Colbert and I'm glad I listened to this book although I wish it had been narrated by Steven himself it was still very well done.

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Great!

wish it was read by Stephen Colbert, but very entertaining and interesting. I'm a fan regardless.

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A much better narrator would have been nice

A much better narrator, for the bio of a comedian. would have been nice. An ok narration, but far too “documentary”. The story is wonderful, learning so much about the history behind the Man, someone honorably mentioned by Michelle Obama, in her book Becoming, for his tireless work for charity.
Love Stephen!

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He has Risen Above his Tragedies

Plagued by family tragedy at an early age- he made lemons into lemonade
The despotic 45th -soon to be dethroned- President has brought him into his own
Godspeed Colbert!

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Truthiness revealed and so much more

This was fun! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As it chronicles the path of its subject, I find myself returning to a simpler time and chuckling along the journey.