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As with his other book "I Am America (And So Can You!)," the guide to know whether or not you'll enjoy this is whether or not you enjoy the Colbert Report. And if you're going through withdrawals because that's not on the air anymore, this is a quick hit to normalize you.
It's not nearly as funny as the other book, but I still laughed. How can you not laugh? The whole reason to get the audio is the performance. Sure, you could read it in book form (and maybe you should!), but you'd be missing that vital Colbert-ness that makes it more entertaining than it really has a right to claim.
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What could Stephen Colbert have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Add more substance. It seemed that most of this book was a rehash of stuff from his show, without presenting any new ideas. It's a very short book as it is, so fresh concepts would be appreciated. Also some of the sidebar "skits" were not at all interesting or clever and seemed especially juvenile, which made me want to fast forward through an already short book. .
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Probably not, but an equivalent would be to watch several episodes of the Colbert Report.
Any additional comments?
Stephen Colbert is an entertaining performer, and could make almost any book enjoyable. However, the way he performed it was the best thing about the book -- the content does not really stand alone as a book.
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