The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction - The Book Author:Writers of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots, deliver a hilarious look at American government. — 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 ... more »(THE BOOK), 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. Topics include: Ancient Rome: The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White; The Media: Can it Be Stopped?; and more!« less
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Uhs. Sorry. Wrong review. My bad.
This book is exactly like the show. Except I can take it into my bathroom and have a nice look without all the wires and risk of electrocution. It really is like reading the history of the country in a way that both informs you and makes you giggle like a girl in the tub without the fear of electrocution.
Also I can guarantee it's the most informative book about American Democracy Inaction that has the all nude Supreme Court review! Don't worry though, their clothes are conviently placed on the next page. For modesty's sake i'm sure.
Not as good as the show, but along much the same lines. Definitely an amusing overview of our form of government and how it works. If you like the show, you should like this. If you don't like the show, why are you even looking at the book?
Very funny satire of the history of our democracy. I would have rated it higher except for the textbook style, which I didn't care for. It was also very crude in spots, and absolutely nothing is sacred including the founders of our country. It was very funny but did bother me a little. Overall, it was pretty entertaining.
I really enjoy the audio version of this! The different voices add a lot of fun to the experience. And this is a great way to bring some light-headed silliness to a subject that can be quite boring at times.
I think a lot of the cussing is rather unnecessary, but it's easy enough to gloss over that and it doesn't detract much at all from the rest.