I am America (and So Can You!) Hardcover – 3 Apr 2008
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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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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.
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 ›
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.Read more ›
FX have not renewed UK broadcast rights for the Report - we need your insight more than ever.
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As long as Stephen Colbert has been performing, he's been writing. This is a brilliant man in full command of a comedic sensibility that has been delighting me for many years. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2008 by Graceann Macleod
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Stephen Colbert was hilarious at the breakfast talk at BEA in June this year and I couldn't wait to read his book.
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This book is fantastic. A great easy read that feels very much like watching TV. The book is really well written. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2008 by Wilgerboom