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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Review: Naked Pictures of Famous People

User Review  - Dinah - Goodreads

Eh... I guess this book is occasionally clever? Stewart certainly knows his history, and gets in a good rib at seminal figures every twenty pages or so, but the majority of chapters/vignettes in this book were honestly a slog. I'll be sticking to the Daily Show. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Brateman - Goodreads

There were about 12 stories in this book, and I laughed at about 3 of them. They were all near the beginning. :( Jon Stewart is funny, and I love The Daily Show, but this just pretty much sucked. I can see how he was trying to be funny most of the time, but it just wasn't. Read full review

About the author (1999)

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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