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The Daily Show & Jon Stewart Present EARTH (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race [Hardcover]

Jon Stewart
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Book Description

21 Sep 2010

Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These are questions that have sporadically interested people since the dawn of time, but whose answers have continually eluded us. Now in their new book, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff (who include the team behind The Onion) tackle them and many more with their trademark wit, irreverence and intelligence. They will take us on an intellectual journey through time - a quest back to the very moment of creation - that will maybe, just maybe help us figure out exactly how and why everything got so irretrievably f****ed up.

From applications for genetic reconstitution by aliens to the meanings of anatomy, gender or nourishment, every aspect of life on this planet is reexplored, reexamined and made newly hilarious in this book.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Particular Books; First Edition edition (21 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846143160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846143168
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is why I invented the printing press (Johannes Gutenberg (1398–1468) )

This is why I invented fire (Grok (75,456 BC–75,414 BC) )

A remarkable achievement. The essence of the planet - indeed humanity itself - conveyed in one beautifully illustrated GET AWAY FROM MY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER book. An absolute must-read for STOP TOUCHING THAT I HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED THIS BLURB any human being MY LAWYERS WILL SUE YOUR ASS BACK TO THE BIG BANG. (Dr Stephen Hawking )

About the Author

Jon Stewart was born in New York and lives with his wife and kids in New York City. He has won various Emmys of his own and hosted the Oscars twice.

The Daily Show team includes Ben Karlin (The Onion), Steve Colbert (The Colbert Show) Samantha Bee, John Hodgman and Demetri Martin (Important Things)


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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as much punch as the TV Show 24 Nov 2010
By Chris
Format:Hardcover
I was a little disappointed in this book, hence 4 stars, the concept is fresh but just misses the mark a little. A lot of the jokes are good but I think they save their best material for the TV.

It is definitely more for toilet reading as you can start to predict the jokes before you get to them. There are a lot of references to American pop culture and the like but the great thing about it is if you buy it early enough you can read it and give it to you brother for Christmas.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 5 Jun 2011
By Bill D
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As an avid viewer of The Daily Show I was expecting a lot from this book - unfortunately it fails pretty short of the excellent standards of the show. While there are certainly some very funny bits a lot of it just seems like it's been dashed off to fill up space.

Maybe it's just the switch of media - writers used to working in TV not being able to translate to print - but far too many of the jokes are flat, dull and obvious. Maybe I've just been spoiled by the various books from The Onion (The Onion's Our Dumb World: 73rd Edition being probably the nearest to this book in subject matter, but I'd really expect so much more from the writers of a show that so consistently hits the mark both comedically and politically.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For my girl... 22 Aug 2013
By Tilly
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... and she loves it. If you love Jon Stewart and books, then there's a good chance you're going to love this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Illest 9 Mar 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
John Stewart and the rest of the daily show writers have made a fantastic book that is both funny and thought provoking.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift 3 Jan 2013
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It it a good chritsmas gift but nothing else.Entertaining but not that amazing

If you are saving your cents to buy a book, this should be the one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The human madness 28 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
An encyclopedia left behind by Humanity to the aliens of the future, who will eventually visit our planet after the pending extinction of humankind. It attempts to explain to an outsider the intricate aspects of human life, and while doing so, it exposes the madness of it all.

After reading America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, I knew better than to expect a hilarious book from the writers of the Daily Show. In fact, while undoubtedly funny at times, the tone is mostly sarcastic, and I found this book to be utterly depressing. Humanity is so incredible, and at the same time so incredibly ridiculous.

It's by no means complete, literary or comprehensive, nor was it meant to be. Recommended as an easy to read, difficult to swallow account of the human madness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great to way to mock human kind 26 April 2011
By Petra
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as a gift for a Daily Show fan. The team working on the show and the book is the same so you can expect sarcasm everywhere. If you ever watched the show you know what I mean. And if you like the show at all you will love the book, for sure.
Although there's no "see inside" the book option here in Amazon I can tell you it looks like a DK-encyclopedia book inside. That means there is text here and there, several images per page and a few full text pages to start the chapters and scattered around. You might love the format or you might hate it.
The Daily Shor fan I gave this too kept laughing every 5 minutes so if you're buying it for a good laugh it is garanteed.
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