I Am America (And So Can You!)
- Narrated by: Stephen Colbert
- Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-21-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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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, including the Mother's Day card he made at age six, disputed credit-card bills, and putt-putt score cards - all the major milestones.
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By Ty A Hansen on 10-24-07
Funny, but disappointing.
As a long fan of the Daily Show, and the Colbert Report, I was excited to see that the Daily Show team had made the book "America The Book". I downloaded the audio and have since listened to it dozens of times. I was, is, and always will be, overwhelmingly funny. So when I saw that Colbert had released his own version of a comedic audiobook, I didn't hesitate. To be fair, the book is entertaining, more entertaining I think if you have not seen too much of the Colbert Report show. But it falls way short of the comedic genius that was "America the book". It is my opinion that the Colbert character, while funny, is best served in doses with other characters mixed in. The thing that made "America the book" so good was the collaboration of the various Daily Show comedians, Stewart, Colbert, Bee, Black, Cordery, etc. "I am america" is basically Colbert in a monologue with a few interruptions, it consists of a rehashing of much of Colberts hilarious stereotypes of a right winger into book form. If you think the Colbert Report is better than the Daily Show, this book is definitely for you, buy it now! Personally, I have always preferred the more balanced comedy that only Stewart and his team or comedic personas can create.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Vernix on 02-07-09
Love it or hate it , no middle.
Rarely do I read reviews with so bimodal a distribution of reviews and stars.
Love it or hate it.
I laughed till I hurt.
My wife finds it silly/offensive.
If you like the Colbert Repor' you will find it a lively dose of Steve in a different method of delivery.
If you find Steve Colbert's style of irreverence, cynicism, disrespect for any and everything funny buy it and enjoy and laugh. The art of laughing at ourselves, our society and our way of life is his forte.
If you find Mr. Colbert's style of humor tasteless or tiring or too cynical move on and keep shopping.
I loved it.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful