I Am America (and So Can You!)

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Virgin, Jan 1, 2009 - Humor - 288 pages
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Stephen Colbert was The Daily Show's longest-running and most memorable correspondent. His right-wing, super-patriotic persona, his insight and general rightness led to The 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 brilliantly funny book as well as a very clever commentary on America today.

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User Review  - laurustina - LibraryThing

It was fun - not brilliant or life-changing, but the guffaws were worth the check-out. Colbert's greatest-everist-moment still remains his address at the White House correspondent's dinner a couple of years back. Re-reading it in the book reminded me of the beauty of perfect satire. Kisses Colbert! Read full review

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

Andrew bought me this book (along with some others) from my wishlist for m birthday. This book was released in 2007 and has been on my wishlist that entire time, so I was quite delighted to finally ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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

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