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I am America (and So Can You!) Hardcover – 3 Apr 2008

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (3 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905264321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905264322
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.7 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,178,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`An unholy hybrid that's part civics, part autobiography, part messianic recruitment tract' -- Entertainment Weekly

`Take Colbert seriously. Like a heart attack. Or like Lenny Bruce.' -- Kirkus Reviews Magazine

`This jam-packed text is scathing and mean, dark and joyful, brilliant and idiotic, and above all else, wildly, wildly funny.' -- New York Post

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THE NUMBER ONE US BESTSELLER, UNTARNISHED BY FACTS OR RESEARCH --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Pardon my typo]s...I am stillll in stiches!!!

If you are a fun of Colbert's show - this is a MUST HAVE!
If you want to learn what irony is - this is where to look!

If you are a Democrat - this is your cheerleader, memorize for arguments.
If you are a Republican - this is your enemy, keep his book closer!
If you are Bill O'Reilly - this is your new dart board, go crazier!

This is 100% Pure Unadulterated Truthiness - don't let mere Facts cloud it up.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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When the television series All in the Family came out, it was quite a sensation when Archie Bunker expressed all of the prejudices that we had come to believe were held by white working class members of society in the 1960s through the early 1980s. Just to be sure that no missed the point that the show was a satire, Archie would argue with his liberal college student son-in-law, Michael Stivic (played by Rob Reiner), to bring out the contrasts to Archie's Neanderthal beliefs. Archie (played brilliantly by Carroll O'Connor) was always happy to be right in his own mind, even when proven wrong.

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.
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Something I have noticed about a lot of British people nowadays: increasing snobbishness over enjoying American humour. I can't honestly say I blame these people. After all, when the shows and movies we get the rights to air out here include things like Furry Vengeance and Two And A Half Men, it can be sort of discouraging. But just like our own comedy (you can't really say that we have no faults, people) you do find some gems in among the bland, uninspiring crowd. Actually, there are quite a few. The screaming eagle of the fake news circuit, Stephen Colbert, is one of them.

Like his TV show, The Colbert Report (the t's are silent; formerly aired on FXUK, bizarrely enough), I Am America (And So Can You!) is a cleverly crafted satirical look at many (still) current issues from the point of view of Mr - sorry, Dr - Stephen Colbert. Colbert is a proud opinionated Republican, and he has ideas that he wants to educate you on. The blurb on the back is right. Lifting the book makes you feel exactly 25% more American. Don't let that deter you; it's a very good read.

The Colbert character is known for having some pretty harsh views. He warns you of this in the very beginning. He's not afraid to tell you exactly how he feels about Mexicans, why you're probably going to Hell if you're not Catholic or what root vegetable is trying to turn him gay. And he's not just a concerned American - he IS America. He's not just the voice of a nation - he IS a nation. These aren't just his beliefs - these are the things that he knows to be true, thanks to that old gut feeling. You would do well to pull up a comfy chair (or a hard stool, or in my case a bed), sit down with this delicious tome and get ready to be slapped in the face with all-American edutainment. And you will enjoy it.
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This is typical Colbert Show hilarity, and I loved it. To make the current politics funny is a remarkable achievement. Steven Colbert for President!
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Thank you Stephen for sharing your opinions. You are able to get straight to the Truthiness of current affairs. We do not have anyone in the UK with the same clarity of thought and unfaltering self-righteousness to reveal the flaws in our own political system, and it's not like there is no material to work with - our MP's have earned a Wag of your Finger for their expense claims.
FX have not renewed UK broadcast rights for the Report - we need your insight more than ever.
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By Marty From SF HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Dec. 2007
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You MUST buy this book! You WILL buy this book! If you even go this far, you understand (or maybe, as even I don't completely get it all), you will realize that Colbert's humor is the most severely slanted of parodies. But even with every observation or comment, Colbert manages to inflect a bit of `truism' without making you crazy with common sense politics. I have to admit that one highlight is the "speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner" transcript. I would never have the b*lls to stand up there in front of the world and let it fly! I have not had so much fun reading a book about a (so-called) dry subject as politics in...I don't remember! Please vote, even if you are from the United Kingdom!
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