Synopses & Reviews
What The Daily Show
is to evening news, The Colbert Report
is to personality-driven pundit shows. Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong. Stephen stands for truthiness and his American right to copyright that word and claim ownership of it.
Stephen Colbert describes his book as a simple book from a simple mind Stephen Colbert. It is one man's attempt to wedge his brain between hardback covers. In plain conversational language, not to mention the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his take on the most pressing concerns of our culture: Faith, Family...Hygiene.
Why write this book now? Stephen fears America has lost its balls. He hopes to re-ballify us. Even the ladies. Ladies can have balls lady-balls. Stephen likes to call those "Thatchers." Stephen will show how he got his mammoth swinging sack, with tales of courage and vital documents from his own life: the Mother's Day card he made at age six, disputed credit card bills, putt-putt score cards all the major milestones.
The book will be cleverly designed to be a high status, uber-important collector's item with first editions including a Christmas DVD of "Stephen and Friends" singing original Christmas tunes. Don't buy this book if you don't have any balls! But if you do buy it, you will get them, and then you can buy another copy with a clean conscience.
"Realizing that 'it takes more than thirty minutes a night to fix everything that's destroying America,' Colbert bravely takes on the forces aligned to destroy our country 'whether they be terrorists, environmentalists, or Kashi brand breakfast cereals.' His various targets include nature ('I've never trusted the sea. What's it hiding under there?'), the Hollywood Blacklist ('I would have named enough names to fill the Moscow phone book'), and atheists ('Imagine going through life completely duped into thinking that there's no invisible, omniscient higher power guiding every action on Earth. It's just so arbitrary!'). Colbert also provides helpful illustrations and charts ('Things That Are Trying to Turn Me Gay'), a complete transcript of his infamous speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and a special 'Holiday' DVD, all of which add up to a book that is sure to be a bestseller and match the success of Colbert's former Daily Show boss Jon Stewart's America (The Book)." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"The fabulously fatuous father of 'truthiness' and other neocon mantras expands his media icon with the obligatory book and, read in the proper spirit, it's a lot of fun....[Y]es, take Colbert seriously. Like a heart attack. Or like Lenny Bruce." Kirkus Reviews
"[I]t culminates in a reprint of Mr. Colbert's blistering political speech delivered at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner." Janet Maslin, New York Times
"[T]here's more than enough here to keep the faithful quoting him through the holidays." Dallas-Ft. Worth Star Telegram
"This book...is wicked funny, but Colbert's performance is what makes the show soar....[N]othing can take the place of the real fake Stephen Colbert." St. Petersburg Times
I Am America (and So Can You) is Stephen Colbert's attempt to wedge his brain between hardback covers. In plain conversational language, not to mention the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his take on the most pressing concerns of our culture: Faith, Family, Politics...Hygiene.
Congratulations--just by looking at this webpage, you became 25% more patriotic.
From Stephen Colbert, the host of television's highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other 23¿ hours of your day. I Am America (And So Can You!) contains all of the opinions that Stephen doesn't have time to shoehorn into his nightly broadcast.
Dictated directly into a microcassette recorder over a three-day weekend, this book contains Stephen's most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on The American Family, Race, Religion, Sex, Sports, and many more topics, conveniently arranged in chapter form.
Always controversial and outspoken, Stephen addresses why Hollywood is destroying America by inches, why evolution is a fraud, and why the elderly should be harnessed to millstones.
You may not agree with everything Stephen says, but at the very least, you'll understand that your differing opinion is wrong.
I Am America (And So Can You!) showcases Stephen Colbert at his most eloquent and impassioned. He is an unrelenting fighter for the soul of America, and in this book he fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long.
Please buy this book before you leave the store
About the Author
Stephen Colbert was The Daily Show
's longest-running and most diverse correspondent. In addition to his role as Senior Political Correspondent he was one of the hosts of "Even Stephven," a point-counterpoint assault featuring co-correspondent Steve Carell, and the host of "This Week in God," in which he reported on all things theological with the assistance of the "God Machine."
His personality, insight and overall rightness could only lead to The Colbert Report, a half-hour nightly platform for him to give his take on the issues of the day, and, more importantly, to tell you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong. The show has been hugely successful.