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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

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ISBN13: 9780446579223
ISBN10: 044657922x
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You already know from the title whether you want this book. If you love The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, and their first book, America (the Book), then prepare yourself for a hilarious, tear-stained laugh-fest that will send neighbors running with alarm, defibrillators at the ready.
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The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart — the man behind the megaseller America (The Book).

Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here?

These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture — all in a tome of approximately 256 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts.

After two weeks of hard work, they had their book. Earth (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.

Review:

"Eight-time Emmy-winner Stewart (America: The Book) seeks to expand his audience to aliens who might land on earth after the extinction of the human race and be puzzled over the artifacts we've left behind. 'Greetings... on behalf of not only ourselves, but the entire Viacom family,' he writes in this laugh-out-loud, rollicking social satire. In place of skits there are elaborate, color illustrations accompanied by captions written with his trademark deadpan humor; for instance, a photo of a mother and baby-elephant holds the caption, 'advances in contraception and industrialized food production allowed modern couples to have fewer offspring, while leaving the total weight of families constant.' Nothing is off-limits here, not even Benjamin Franklin, whose pithy saying 'Nothing is certain but death and taxes' Stewart expands upon. The book ends with a plea to the aliens to reconstruct the human race from DNA in the hope that, with guidance from the visitors, 'we could overcome the baser aspects of our nature... and give this planet the kind of caretakers it deserves,' revealing the tears behind Stewart's clown. Photos. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

First America (The Book). Now The Earth.

Earth (The Book) is the eagerly awaited new book from Emmy Award-winning Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart and his team of writers.

Synopsis:

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show take readers on an intellectual voyage through time — a quest back to the very moment of creation — that will maybe, just maybe, help them to figure out exactly how and why everything got so irretrievably messed up.

About the Author

Jon Stewart was born in New York and lives with his wife and children in New York City.

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david.j.stewartiv, January 10, 2011 (view all comments by david.j.stewartiv)
Simple truth.
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The best fake textbook by fake journalists that I’ve ever fake read!
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wrrhalum, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by wrrhalum)
As with any other textbook, certain items are doomed to obsolescence upon printing and binding, but otherwise a fine teaching aid.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446579223
Author:
Stewart, Jon
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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"Staff Pick" by ,

You already know from the title whether you want this book. If you love The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, and their first book, America (the Book), then prepare yourself for a hilarious, tear-stained laugh-fest that will send neighbors running with alarm, defibrillators at the ready.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Eight-time Emmy-winner Stewart (America: The Book) seeks to expand his audience to aliens who might land on earth after the extinction of the human race and be puzzled over the artifacts we've left behind. 'Greetings... on behalf of not only ourselves, but the entire Viacom family,' he writes in this laugh-out-loud, rollicking social satire. In place of skits there are elaborate, color illustrations accompanied by captions written with his trademark deadpan humor; for instance, a photo of a mother and baby-elephant holds the caption, 'advances in contraception and industrialized food production allowed modern couples to have fewer offspring, while leaving the total weight of families constant.' Nothing is off-limits here, not even Benjamin Franklin, whose pithy saying 'Nothing is certain but death and taxes' Stewart expands upon. The book ends with a plea to the aliens to reconstruct the human race from DNA in the hope that, with guidance from the visitors, 'we could overcome the baser aspects of our nature... and give this planet the kind of caretakers it deserves,' revealing the tears behind Stewart's clown. Photos. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , First America (The Book). Now The Earth.

Earth (The Book) is the eagerly awaited new book from Emmy Award-winning Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart and his team of writers.

"Synopsis" by , Jon Stewart and The Daily Show take readers on an intellectual voyage through time — a quest back to the very moment of creation — that will maybe, just maybe, help them to figure out exactly how and why everything got so irretrievably messed up.
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