I Am America and So Can You Hardcover – Oct 9 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Realizing that it takes more than thirty minutes a night to fix everything that's destroying America, Colbert bravely takes on the forces aligned to destroy our country—whether they be terrorists, environmentalists, or Kashi brand breakfast cereals. His various targets include nature (I've never trusted the sea. What's it hiding under there?), the Hollywood Blacklist (I would have named enough names to fill the Moscow phone book), and atheists (Imagine going through life completely duped into thinking that there's no invisible, omniscient higher power guiding every action on Earth. It's just so arbitrary!). Colbert also provides helpful illustrations and charts (Things That Are Trying to Turn Me Gay) [and] a complete transcript of his infamous speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner [...] all of which add up to a book that is sure to be a bestseller and match the success of Colbert's former Daily Show boss Jon Stewart's America (The Book). (Oct.)
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Stephen Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You), narrated by Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart and published by Hachette Audio. ―Print This
I Am America (And So Can You!) is available both as a book and as a recording read by the author -- each serving as yin to the other's yang. Why try to imagine Colbert speaking the words on the page when, for a few dollars more, you can actually experience it?―Audio File --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Part of what made the show so funny was to hear someone espousing prejudiced views in a seemingly sincere fashion, with no apologies to anyone.
Stephen Colbert's book, I Am America, captures that same essential humor as he espouses the prejudiced views of the white conservative person . . . but with no one to argue with him except you the reader in your own mind.
If you have ever watched Mr. Colbert perform on television, I'm sure you'll be like me and hear his voice recounting the one-liners. That made it extra fun for me!
The book has an unusual design that adds to the humor, including room for margin and foot notes to spear the points even harder, fictitious essays by average citizens, humorous photographs and illustrations, puzzles, games, stickers, and even a bound-in book ribbon.
Unlike a lot of humor books, he doesn't shy away from the delicate subjects like religion, sex, homosexuals, evolution, and illegal immigrants. Having seen how much fun he had in those areas, it made me wonder why more comedians don't take these areas in "clean" ways like Mr. Colbert does.Read more ›
Oh, and I lost 30 pounds! I'd show you a picture of me holding up my old fat pants, but I dont know how to upload it.
If, on the other hand, you think, as some reviewers seem to, that Colbert is actually expounding the hyper-conservative views expressed in this book (and you actually want to Be America, as per the title), then please do us all a favour, and read something besides tabloids for a change. Hey, you're already on this site...halfway there already!
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simply hilarious. If you enjoyed the Colbert Report, this is a must buyPublished 29 days ago by delisle34
Hilarious! I don't really read books... at all.. This book really kept my interest and I read it in a very short amount of time. Stephen Colbert is bae!Published 3 months ago by Bluemonker
I don't know what I was expecting... I watch The Colbert Report and I enjoy it, but this was just too much. Read morePublished on July 6 2014 by Anon-nemo
For anyone who likes the comedic style of Colbert, this book is a must-read. Through his typical humour and storytelling, he makes some very poignant statements about politics,... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2010 by K. Wilson
This book was so much fun. I am a sometime fan of both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and for me this book is the apotheosis of Colbert's conservative persona. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2008 by Jack Blatant
Steven Colbert is one of the most overrated comedians/political scientists in America.
If he is a comedian, "STOP trying to sell books and have everyone name everything after... Read more
It's so rare that someone comes along who hit the political and social nail on the head. I AM AMERICA AND SO CAN YOU does that and more. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2007 by Ran Parmaja