I Am America (and So Can You!)

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Virgin, Jan 1, 2009 - Humor - 288 pages
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Stephen Colbert wasThe Daily Show's longest-running and most memorable correspondent. His right-wing, super-patriotic persona, his insight and general rightness led toThe Colbert Report, a half-hour TV platform for his views on the issues of the day and, more importantly, why everyone else's views are just plain wrong.

I Am America (And So Can You!)features Stephen's most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on everything from The Family to Race and Immigration and provides the ultimate satirical guide to the glorious marvel that is American Life. He bravely takes on the forces aligned to destroy America - whether they be terrorists, environmentalists, or brand-name breakfast cereals - and tackles difficult issues like religion, sexuality, and nature ('I've never trusted the sea. What's it hiding under there?')

With hilarious illustrations and charts ('Things That Are Trying to Turn Me Gay', 'Sports to Ignore' and many more) and a complete transcript of Colbert's infamous speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner, this is a brilliant read as well as a very clever commentary on America today.

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Well, even though I went against the natural order of things, and I am not a Hero (because I didn't buy the book), I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Colbert's ideas on everything from getting into an ... Read full review

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User Review  - broccolima - LibraryThing

Has some pretty funny parts, and is a pretty enjoyable read. Could have been better though. A lot of Colbert's humor is added to by his facial expressions, body language, and timing, and there is few ways to carry that over into a book. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stephen Colbert is a writer and correspondent on the Peabody Award-winningThe Daily Showand a successful screenwriter. He resides on an organic date farm on the Tunisian coast.

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