Naked Pictures of Famous People

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HarperCollins, Sep 22, 1999 - Humor - 176 pages
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In these nineteen whip-smart essays, Jon Stewart takes on politics, religion, and celebrity with a seethingly irreverent wit, a brilliantsense of timming, and a palate for the obsurd -- and these one-of-a-kind forays into his hilarious world will expose you to all its wickedly naked truths.

He's the MTV generation's master of modern humor, a star of film, TV, and the comedy stage. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, utterly original collection of comic essays in Naked Pictures of Famous People. And as of January 11, 1999, you can enjoy the intelligence and self-deprecating charm he brings to contemporary comedy on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

In his first book, he translates that unique talent to the page, with humorous forays into a vast array of subjects: fashion, urban life, fast cars, cocktail culture, modern Jewishness, politics, and dating.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and brilliant timing that makes his up-to-the-minute collection a must-have for humor lovers in search of a Woody Allen for the 90s.He's the MTV generation's master of modern humor, a star of film, TV, and the comedy stage. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, utterly original collection of comic essays in Naked Pictures of Famous People. And as of January 11, 1999, you can enjoy the intelligence and self-deprecating charm he brings to contemporary comedy on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

In his first book, he translates that unique talent to the page, with humorous forays into a vast array of subjects: fashion, urban life, fast cars, cocktail culture, modern Jewishness, politics, and dating.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and brilliant timing that makes his up-to-the-minute collection a must-have for humor lovers in search of a Woody Allen for the 90s.

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User Review  - Kaitlin - Goodreads

I love The Daily Show - it's a brand of smart, topical, good-natured humor that exists almost nowhere else. Watching Stewart on The Daily Show is like being with an old friend, but one who is somehow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Higgins - Goodreads

Jon Stewart is the man. In my opinion, he is the smartest comedian on late night tv which is what initially drew me to this book. The book is a collection of short essays that Jon Stewart has written ... Read full review

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Jon Stewart has hosted his own critically acclaimed late-night talk show, starred in his own HBO special, Unleavened, and played himself on the cult hit The Larry Sanders Show Stewart lives in New York City.

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