I Am America (And So Can You)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602522282
  • Publisher: Findaway World, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Format: Other
  • Edition description: MP3 Player, Playaway Audiobook
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2008

    I liked it quite a bit

    Ok so I don't get it is he a liberal who pokes fun at conservatives or is he a conservative who knows how to laugh at himself? I'm not sure what he is but the book is hilarious. The entire book is pure genious. I laughed and cried and oddly enough lost fifteen pounds because i didnt eat or drink anything until I finished the book. A must read for anyone who enjoys political humour.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Third Bible

    For the last, I am gonna say 400 years; every good American man has lived by 2 bibles; the constitution and the Bible Bible. Now every good American man has a third bible to live by I Am America and So Can You. This book of literature is without a doubt the single most significant piece of writing done since whenever the constitution was written.

    This book is simply the best piece of modern satire that has ever been published. It is written with very much the same structure as The Colbert Report; which is to say a satire. In the book Colbert acts as a conservative in every negative aspect of a conservative. I realize this is a hard concept to understand but he provides his own perfect explanation right at the beginning of the book. "I am no fan of books. And chances are, if you're reading this, you and I share a healthy skepticism about the printed word" (Colbert VII)
    This sort of ironic anti intelligence satire is the corner stone of this entire book and it holds together very well.

    My complaints of this are extremely limited and in fact limited to only one complaint. To me the humor that Colbert is best at is political humor and that was certainly not the focus of this book. Instead of such a sweeping satire of every aspect of pop culture I would have preferred him to stay centered around politics. Instead he covered The Family, Old people, Animals, Religion, Sports, Sex, Homosexuality, Higher Education, The Media, Class war, Race, Immigration, And at last science. If I was his editor I would have cut higher education and animals out entirely and used the extra room to expand science and add a separate political section.

    While my review has been obviously quite positive it is clear not everyone will immediately think they will enjoy this book, well I am sorry to say it but everyone is wrong. Regardless of any political feelings you may have the sections old people, science, and 'the family' are nothing short of comedic gold. In attempt to prove the periodic table of elements is evil he takes all the element names and forms a message with them. "Satan here: Congratulations! You broke the code. Here are instructions. Scientists: Assault faith, drain values. Gays: keep up sex. Yours, Satan." (Colbert 203). That simple joke should be enough to convince any reader with a sense of humor that this book is for them.

    If you enjoyed this Book I would also suggest America by John Stewart. I am proud to say this fantastic piece of literature has earned my first ever 11 flags out of 10.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    It's OK but the shtick runs too long

    It's a funny book...for a while, but the shtick runs on too long. I actually got bored after a while. I'll watch him on TV but this is it for my reading pleasure.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2009

    Amazing!

    Stephen Colbert and his writers created a FANTASTIC book!<BR/>I couldn't put it down, OR stop laughing.<BR/>:)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

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    I Love the Report and I Love This Book

    The one flaw with this book may come from the fact that not everyone is familiar with The Colbert Report and the fact that it is satire.<BR/><BR/>That aside, I thought this book was clever, funny and an all-around good read. Great for anyone who sees comedy in conservatism.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    I Also Recommend:

    America, are you ready? Even if you're not, this is the Colbert Report!

    For faithful of the Colbert Nation this book may pack few surprises, but then again if you're truly of the Nation you need little incentive to buy merchandise bearing Stephen Colbert's visage. For the rest of us it's a delightful trip into the alarmingly absurd.<BR/><BR/>Mr. Colbert's character might not approve of the online discount, but a strong purchase nonetheless

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2007

    A reviewer

    Colbert's attitude is certainly egotistic, if not egomaniac. While he is most certainly funny, his constant fake 'right' attitude gets to be quite annoying. In his interviews with people who think outside the box, his pretend approach and his constant need for center stage cancels out the insight and intelligence that his guests wish to portray. I have been a fan of the Daily Show for years, which I find to be very revealing at times with insight to how our country is screwing things up. But Colbert only wants the limelight, to hell with the truth. His is such a waste of intelligence and wit.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2007

    Good Stuff

    haha. Colbert is a genius. This is a great read whether or not you love his show. The guy never breaks character. Vote Colbert for President. He is the only guy who actually speaks his mind through the power of 'truthiness.'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2012

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    Funny but eh.

    I like Stephen Colbert's tv show so I figured I might give his book a chance. I gave it three stars cause it was funny but I found myself going when is this chapter going to end? It is literally a collection of his scarcastic thoughts and opinions. While some are hilarious others were like really? They let you print that? It deals with sex, children, race and religion. Would I recommend it? Maybe. Will I read another one of his books? Probably not.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    USA! USA! USA!

    I should start by saying that personally, I am a big fan of Stephen Colbert. I am a religious viewer of his nightly broadcast, ¿The Colbert Report¿ and get a kick out of pretty much everything he says. Let me qualify this love with the fact that I definitely do not agree with most of Colbert¿s views, however in his use of extreme satire he helps me to define exactly what I do believe. Stephen Colbert is a fiery personality with a definite opinion on just about everything. In this book he gives his honest response to almost any topic that is debated in current political affairs. Colbert even expresses his opinions on more taboo issues such as homosexuals, religion, immigrants, and senior citizens. One thing I liked about this book was that Colbert was not afraid of offending his readers; he stuck to his opinions and backed them up with reasoning. I certainly enjoyed his boldness and willingness to not hold back on any topic. Anyone who has even a little interest in United States politics and has a sense of humor would surely enjoy this book. This book is not meant to be taken with complete seriousness which is why, even if one does not agree with Colbert¿s conservative leanings they could still have a very good chance of really liking the book. Another attribute of this book is that it is not solely aimed at the extremely politically educated. Colbert finds ways to explain the issues in such a way that even blissfully ignorant people can understand. Colbert¿s I Am America (And So Can You) kept me laughing and challenged me to define what I believed in, this book deserves a thumbs up!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    Genius!

    This book is amazing in every way! If one truly understands his sarcasm they will see just how brilliant and logical of a man The Great Stephan Colbert is.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

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    I had a thoroughly enjoyable read (and so can you)

    Even though he doesn't trust them, Stephen Colbert has written a book. It's written in fairly short chapters that are both hilarious and entertainingly satirical. If you are a fan of the show, the best way to describe the book is a 226 page version of "The Word" segment from his program in text format. This is by no means a bad thing. In fact, the style lends itself to the fun of actually reading the book. This book is a must for a fan, and highly recommended for anyone else. Make sure they are aware of Stephen Colbert and understand satire though or there might some misunderstandings to be had.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2010

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    Laughed!

    I laughed throughout this book! I usually can't stand anything too political so I don't buy these types of books. I do enjoy his show though so I thought I would give this book a try. I am so glad that I did! His sarcastic wit is seeping through the pages, so the book was never boring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Couldn't finish it. Stupid.

    Bizarre, but not in a funny way.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2008

    The Cover Says it All

    This review

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2007

    oh, brother!

    Another 'I'm trying to be funny' book.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Suffice to say, those who watch The Colbert Report have an idea

    Suffice to say, those who watch The Colbert Report have an idea of what to expect in this book – if you like the TV show, you'll like the book.  If you do not, you will not.  And if you're a neophyte … I'd take the gamble and try the book – it's an easy read.

    Fans may realize just how much the graphics that augment Colbert's television monologues help enhance his humor due to their absence in this boo.(which I listened to in Audio, narrated by the author with a little help from friends.   This certainly helped stay in the spirit of the TV show.)   

    Perhaps the one thing that was lacking – and had to be – was the timelieness of some of the “opinions” expressed.  Since the book can't be prepared and tweaked within 24 hours, the matters discussed had to be more long-term in nature.

    Rating: 4 stars.  Having seen some of his (in my opinion) best work on television, I know this was good but that he's got more in the tank.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    I may be biased because I love Colbert but this was an amazing b

    I may be biased because I love Colbert but this was an amazing book. His humor is relentless and really nothing is safe from him.  Sometimes it can feel like a little much but he makes up for it in other sections. Then he adds these little games and little subsections in the are amazing. I would recommend this book to pretty much anybody.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Hilarious!

    Stephen Colbert is so funny. If you like his type of humor, you will love this book.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

    Even though Colbert has a TV show, I like the fact that he is no

    Even though Colbert has a TV show, I like the fact that he is not afraid to take to writing. This book, in my opinion is just as funny as the content of his show. I also like the fact that he is not afraid to voice his own opinion anywhere, anytime, and on any subject he pleases.

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