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Book Review of I Am America (And So Can You!) (Audio CD) (Abridged)

I Am America (And So Can You!) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
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Genre: Political Humor (audio book)

I have to say that I read this book because I was on a long drive with my boyfriend. He had recently bought this audio book even though he had previously read the book. I wasnt sure if I was going to enjoy this book or not; I am not the most adamant fan of his show, but I enjoyed this book enough.

This book is essentially the life story of the character Stephen Colbert. He discusses his opinions on many things from marriage and gender roles, to college education, the work force, religion and politics. He speaks in sarcasm and ridicules ways of life in America today that are failing.

I think this book is more effective in the audio book format. It is narrated by Colbert himself so you get the true feel of how he speaks and his mannerisms. It is very similar to the way he is on his television show. So if you like his show, you will enjoy the book. There are also other narrators on this book as well, including a cameo by none other than John Stewart (Colberts rival). The use of multiple narrators breaks up the story and makes it a much more enjoyable audio-book.

All-in-all I enjoyed this book. I think I enjoyed it a little more than his television show. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan. I would also caution new readers to understand this book is sarcasm and humor and to not take anything he says personally.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

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