America (the Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Front Cover
Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum
Hachette Digital, Inc., 2004 - Humor - 242 pages
253 Reviews
- Since Jon Stewart took over The Daily Show in 1999, its ratings have soared and it now beats CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News among young adults in its time slot. In 2003, the show won two Emmy Awards and two Television Critics Association Awards. In 2001, the show won a writing Emmy and a Peabody for its 2000 election coverage.
- Jon Stewart is the author of the national bestseller, Naked Pictures of Famous People (Rob Weisbach Books, 1998). He is a media favorite and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone.
- America (The Book) features lavish color illustrations, photographs, drawings, and charts.
- The book is timed to coincide with the height of the 2004 presidential election campaign, when public demand for political satire will be at its height.
- Available as a Time Warner AudioBook.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

Liked it, but didn't love it. The funniest segments of the book were written by Samantha Bee, who does a dead-on version of a Canadian commenter (she's Canadian, of course, which helps!). The rest of ... Read full review

Review: America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

User Review  - Scott Martin - Goodreads

Audiobook. Finally got around to listening to this audiobook. Somehow, even with Ed Helms and Stephen Colbert on the track (back when they were still part of the Daily Show cast), I felt that Earth ... Read full review

All 10 reviews »

Related books


The Founding of America
The President
The Judicial Branch
Campaigns and Elections
The Media
The Future of Democracy
The Rest of the World

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 232 - Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

References to this book

References from web pages

Democracy in America: Jon Stewart breaks it down - Humor -
The Daily Show” host offers a postmodern, no-holds-barred look at our country’s governing system. Read an excerpt id/ 6072945/

America (The Book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. Cover of America (The Book); featured is Stewart and an eagle. Author, Jon Stewart ... wiki/ America_(The_Book)

Jon Stewart’s America (The Book) banned - Homeland Stupidity
Two counties in southern Mississippi have banned Jon Stewart's America (The Book) from their public libraries. Wal-Mart is also refusing to carry the book 2005/ 01/ 10/ jon-stewarts-america-the-book-banned/

Excerpt from: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America ...
Excerpt from: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book). February 27, 2008. Chapter 1. Democracy Before America ... blog/ jon-stewart/ excerpt-the-daily-show-jon-stewart-presents-america-the-book

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction--by ...
Blogcritics is an online magazine, a community of writers and readers from around the globe. Publisher: Eric Olsen. America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to ... archives/ 2005/ 01/ 18/ 104110.php

Reaching the Unreachable: Using Jon Stewart's "America: The Book ...
Let’s face it. The return of students to campus in the fall always brings about the same apprehensions. We have to prepare for the upper level political ... meta/ p211742_index.html

News Hounds: <em>America (The Book)</em> – A Textbook Case
If you're a fan of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show," you'll love America (the Book) A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. The book features the same satiric ... 2005/ 02/ 24/ america_the_book_a_textbook_case.php

The Serious Comedy Site - Jon Stewart - America, The Book - A ...
America, the Book, A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction also has a rather savage skewering of the role of the media (Democracy's Valiant Vulgarians) and ... showreview.php?r_id=558

Veronica's Book Lounge: 3. America (The Book)
"I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exhaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes Year 3: A Number of Books Over a Period of Time ... 2005/ 01/ 3-america-book.html

Press Release: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America ...
by Jon Stewart and The Writers of The Daily Show. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS AMERICA (THE BOOK) ... books/ 11/ 0446532681/ press_release.html

About the author (2004)

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born on November 28, 1962 in New York City. He attended the College of William ans Mary and graduated in 1984. He started as a stand-up comedian when he made his debut at a club called The Bitter End. He began using the stage name Jon Stewart by dropping his last name and changing the spelling of his middle name Stuart to Stewart.He entered television as host of the Short Attention Span theater for Comedy Central. He then went on to host his own show pn MTV called the Jon Stewart Show which was the first talk show on the network to become a fast hit. He bacame host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in 1999 which combines humor with the day's top news stories. As the Daily Show gained popularity Jon Stewart won his first Emmy award in 2001. Jon Stewart has won a total of 13 Emmys as either writer or producer for The Daily Show, which ahs also been nominated for many news and jpurnalism awards. In 2005, The Daily Show and Jon Stewart also received a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for the audio book edition of America (The Book). The print version was on the best selling U.S. books in 2004. His title Earth: The Book: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. He bacame known as the critic of CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Jon Stewart also hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards.

Bibliographic information