The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook)
- A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
- Narrated by: Jon Stewart
- Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-26-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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American-style democracy is the world's most beloved form of government, which explains why so many other nations are eager for us to impose it on them. But what is American democracy?
In America (The Audiobook), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and exploring the reasons why concepts like "one man, one vote", "government by the people", and "every vote counts" have become such popular urban myths.
Among the topics:
Ancient Rome: The First Republicans
The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White
The President: King of Democracy
The Supreme Court: 18 Legs, Four Tits, One Mission
Running for Office: What Are You Thinking?
The Media: Can It Be Stopped?
The Future of Democracy: The Constitutional Robocracy and You!
This program contains explicit language.
Audie Award Finalist, Humor, 2005
Quill Award Winner, Audiobooks, 2005
Grammy Award Winner, Best Comedy Album, 2005
"Cheeky, irreverent, and playfully ingenuous....This humorous sendup of American politics never fails to entertain, poke fun, and provoke thought." (Publishers Weekly)
"The devil's own comedic handiwork, a side-splitting guide to the abuses and absurdities built into our political processes and institutions....Sustained clever writing and a smart, durable premise....As with Mr. Stewart's priceless anchorman persona and his show's hawk-eyed editing for real news gaffes, there is enough truth here to make America almost as instructive as it is sly." (The New York Times)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Connie on 09-06-04
Runs hot and cold..but when it's hot...it's hot
Listening to this book, I alternated between fits of side-hurting laughter and periods when it was a little slow. I'd estimate 25% of the time I found it hilarious, 50% amusing and the remainder a bit inane. However the 25% where you are laughing until tears run down your face makes it well worth being patient when they are off a bit. Overall, well worth the purchase price. Just don't listen to this while you are driving, or you might run off the road.
85 of 91 people found this review helpful
By Andrew on 10-05-04
Finally a book for stoned slackers...
America (the Audiobook) is a fake Social Studies textbook brought to you by the same people that bring you a basic cable fake news show. If you love the Daily Show for its fart jokes and stories about the 'cooter festival,' then you will probably not enjoy most of this book. If you love the Daily Show for its sharp-witted writing and tounge-in-cheek satire then you should definitely download this book. The principles of the show narrate this audiobook with the same brilliant delivery that we have come to expect. I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. It is well edited and fast-paced; I highly recommend it.
Ps. Don't worry, they still managed to work in a few fart jokes.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful