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I Am America (And So Can You!)

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen Colbert

Narrated By: Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: October 2007

Duration: 3 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

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.

I AM AMERICA the audiobook, features an all-American cast that includes Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Amy Sedaris, Allison Silverman, Bryan Stack, and Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert describes his audiobook as a simple audiobook from a simple mind--Stephen Colbert. It is one man's attempt to wedge his brain between hardback covers---in this case CD jackets. 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 now? Stephen fears America has lost its balls and he hopes to re-ballify us. Even the ladies. Ladies can have balls--lady-balls too. 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.

Oh and don't buy this 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.

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  • Jennifer Castanon

    An easy, quick listen that made me chuckle quite a bit. The guest readers were a treat- Amy Sedaris, Jon Stewart, et al.

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious. This guy is crazy. It seems to be a continuation of his show while he seems to be on crack.

  • Anonymous

    This book was okay. I like Colbert's television show alot and wish I could recommend the book more. Just so so......

  • Anonymous

    I enjoy watching The Cobert Report, but did not like this audio book. I believe Steve's humor is better taken in smaller doses....

  • Karen

    If you love Stephen Colbert, you like this book. He was a little 'over the top' at times, but as long as you remember that he's a comedian and don't take him too seriously it's ok.

  • Anonymous

    I found this book to be quite entertaining...a couple of sections where I could have done without the cursing, but otherwise, a great way to pass the time during my commute!

  • Pam

    Stephen Colbert is funny and clever and ironic. His sarcasm is so good that some people think he's actually a conservative!

  • Anonymous

    A half hour TV show can be funny, but hours of Colbert joking about how awesome he is was far too much. After listening to this audiobook, I don't enjoy the show nearly as much. Watch the show, pass up the book.

  • Mandi Chestler

    Classic Colbert provides plenty of chuckles and giggles as he hams it up on this audio book. You got to love the guy!

  • ML

    A great quick "read" with both light and intellectual humor, but nothing too deep. This is great for the ride after work to put your mind at ease and get a few laughs while no having to think too hard. WARNING: If you haven't watched at lease one episode of The Colbert Report or The Daily Show, do so first. This type of comedy is not for everyone. That said, it isn't all 3rd grade humor and offensive for the sake of being offensive. It is NOT South Park humor. :)