America Again

  • by Stephen Colbert
  • Narrated by Stephen Colbert, Tim Meadows, Jordin Ruderman
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013
Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the number one nation at being the best at greatness.
But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around - we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders. Worse, the L.A. Four Seasons Hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. You have to dial an extension! Where did we lose our way?!
It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost!
Luckily, America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare ("I shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, such as think-shuddering") to the economy ("Life is giving us lemons, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to food ("Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber"), Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.

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Not His Best, but Still Funny

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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- Troy

I love Colbert Report, but...

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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- Mountain Listener

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio