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Publisher: Warner Books
Release Date: September 20, 2004
ISBN: 0446532681
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   Nonfiction / political humor
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Brenda Weeaks
Reviewer Notes:  X-rated content

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents
America (The Book)
A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction  
By the writers of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart

    The word democracy (DE - MOC- RACY) hyphenated on red, white and blue CDs is how America: the audio book is packaged. And that pretty much sums up the content. "De" Daily Show writers and Jon Stewart "Moc" America's government, history, and politicians with their "Racy" humor.

   The Forward is by the late Thomas Jefferson, who recommends "Google" and shares his thoughts in what would have been considered in his day a naughty fashion. The book is set up like a text book. The audio book has bells and chimes that sound off with the lists of “what one will learn” and “questions” included in each chapter. Stewart and his cohorts are comedy writers. They make a living at making light of our government, history and political system. In their audio book they offer some intelligent insights, along with loads of humor, but there is also plenty of racy, offensive content. Stewart's fans will enjoy seeing his humor in print, but he could have successfully widened his audience had he controlled his need to shock and offend.

     Jon Stewart is the host of the award-winning show "The Daily Show." His humor and smile reminds me of the kid at the back of the class who sneezes the dirty work and smirks at the rest of the class when he gets away with it. In listening to his narration of the book, it's easy to visualize that kid as a grownup and still getting away with it. Headphones highly recommended with this one.