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ISBN: 044669648X
Author: Jon Stewart
Language: English
Publisher: Warner Books (August 9, 2005)
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.3
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Jon Stewart and The Daily Show Team score big in this satrical text-book. America the Book, Democracy Inaction (excellent pun) takes an irreverent, thought-provoking, but generally quite funny look at America's political history

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show Team score big in this satrical text-book. Democracy Inaction" teaches as well as misleads; gives hope and also takes it away. It is The Matrix in book form. America the Book, Democracy Inaction (excellent pun) takes an irreverent, thought-provoking, but generally quite funny look at America's political history. It offers up a wonderfully entertaining perspective from the writers of The Daily Show with occasional "contributions" from major staff members as well.

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show Team score big in this satrical text-book.

Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race is a 2010 humor book written by Jon Stewart and other writers of The Daily Show, and is a sequel to America (The Book). Written in the past tense, the book's stated purpose is to serve as a Baedeker travel guide for an alien civilization that discovers Earth after humanity has died out, most likely by its own hands

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Daily Show", and his coterie of patriots .

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Daily Show", and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government. A Citizen's Guid to Democracy Inaction is modeled after a civics class text replete with horrible study guides, misguided questions, those pop-ou America (The Book) is not the Daily Show, but it's damn close. However, then you'd miss out on the high school textbook mock-up layout and that's missing half the point.

Jon Stewart explains the human race and our actions to any future visitors to our planet. The tongue-in-cheek style is entertaining and the book certainly has some laugh-out-loud moments. The humor has a similar style as The Onion. bookworm12, June 12, 2012.

Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show. It is now in its 15th printing with . million copies in print. In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won two Emmy Awards, and the Television Critics Association gave Jon Stewart the Individual Achievement in Comedy Award. Entertainment Weeklyrecently named Jon Stewart the 2004 Entertainer of the Year. См. также: Классическая и современная проза.

Above title on cover: The Daily show with Jon Stewart presents. The book is presented as a text book with discussion questions and classroom activities. Foreword, Thomas Jefferson - Democracy before America - The founding of America - The president: King of Democracy - Congress: Quagmire of freedom - The judicial branch: It rules - Campaigns and elections: America changes the sheets - ThemMedia: Democracy's valiant vulgarians - ThefFuture of Democracy: Four score and seven years from now -. - TherRest of the world: International house of horrors.

The audiobook WAS read by Jon Stewart, along with bits read by people who will be familar to any fan of the Daily Show. Being read by Jon Stewart scores the audio book some points. Worth listening to but the paperback is a better option for a more advanced humor experience

The audiobook WAS read by Jon Stewart, along with bits read by people who will be familar to any fan of the Daily Show. And that's okay because if you look on the cover, it says on the top (in the red bar) that this is NOT a Jon Stewart book, it's a "The Daily Show WITH Jon Stewart" book. So, whether or not the book is funny or enlightening is up to you (I thought it was pretty good), but Jon Stewart's participation is exactly as promised. by jesapd07 Dec, 2006. Worth listening to but the paperback is a better option for a more advanced humor experience.

"Due to reports that America (the Book) contained too much ""laugh-out-loud"" humor packed into one volume, Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show have mercifully broken it down into 365 daily bite-sized comedy morsels for America (The Calendar)."

Comments:

Gamba
This book is fantastic. It makes learning history fun and entertaining while taking the time to point out where the authors are just blatantly being comical so that those reading are sure to know what is factual and what is not. (Something I understand was added in the 2nd edition because of criticism of the 1st).
luisRED
Very hilarious and sadly funny but true. Sarcasm with an honest twist of American history. John Stewart always serves political comedy up like a five star restaurant serves its' entrees.
Peras
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show Team score big in this satrical text-book. "Democracy Inaction" teaches as well as misleads; gives hope and also takes it away. It is The Matrix in book form. Some of the facts are true, some are half-truths, some are outright lies, and the fact that the average reader cannot always tell the difference makes the book's point very clear. The government is run by a people who don't know what the government is or how it works. It's sad, but it's presented with such sharp wit that you take the medicine willingly.

For example, we learn that the president, no matter how much he wants to, cannot 'make' laws, unless of course he calls it a police action. We also learn that "Did you know" is copyrighted by a competing publishing company, so our little sidenotes always begin with "Were You Aware?". There is a also a lovely map that shows (in the familiar boardgame fashion) how to become President, and how to stay President once you are there. Samatha Bee pops in now and again with some information on Canadian government always apologizing for cutting in. The other correspondants have strong opinions as well, and I'm sure they are going to run themselves, just as soon as they can figure out how to take that practice podium home.

This is a very funny book, and a light read that could be made deeper if you want to take its more serious issues to heart. And even though Walmart won't sell it, I still recommend that you buy it. Freedom of speech and all that jazz;)
Detenta
Loved the books so much I sent another copy to a friend who was bemoaning the lack of civics courses available.
Haralem
America the Book, Democracy Inaction (excellent pun) takes an irreverent, thought-provoking, but generally quite funny look at America's political history. It offers up a wonderfully entertaining perspective from the writers of The Daily Show with occasional "contributions" from major staff members as well. Of course all jokes don't hit the mark, but the overall tone invites satire of the highest order. It is an easy read seeing as how there is no plot so you can actually pick it up at any point and still be able to "get it." If you are faithful fans of Jon Stewart/The Daly Show, this is indeed a promise fulfilled. The book is a satsifying blend of parody and satire in the spirit of Mad Magazine or the National Lampoon with a political slant.

I HIGHLY recommed though you may want to steer clear of reading it on public transportation. People tend to stare when you are reading and laughing out loud.

The forward by Thomas Jefferson (who apparently found out Halle Berry was single again!!!) is quite simply a stitch!!!
Aedem
This book satirizes a high school government textbook to the T, including silly but profoundly critical discussion questions, diagrams explaining the least functioning parts of the government, and wonderfully wry reinterpretations of historical events. Be prepared for media and government critiques similar to those featured on Stewart's show, which, if we're honest, might be a better education about how things work than other interpretations.
Gravelblade
If you've never encountered Jon Stewart, you'll be filled with delight when you do. If you already know him, this book should sell itself! It's hilarious and wittily on-target historical satire.
This book was enjoyable and lighthearted. I LUUUUVVV naked pix of Supreme Court Justices, and the fact that WalMart banned the book for that reason. Way to go, DS!

If you like Michael Moore or Al Franken, this book is for you. It would be hard to believe that anyone in America is not familiar with The Daily Show, but this is exactly the type of humor that has won the show Emmy's and plaudits from people and pundits nationwide.

And the book is a steal here at Amazon for just over ten bucks! Buy it if you're a liberal elitist like me with a sense of humor!

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