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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Colbert Narrator: Bryan Stack, Allison Silverman, Evie McGee, Greg Hollimon, Kevin Dorff, David Pasquesi, Jon Stewart, Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781600240379
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Congratulations! Just by looking at this webpage, you have become 25 percent more patriotic.

From Stephen Colbert, the host of television’s highest-rated punditry show, The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other 23½ hours of your day. I Am America (and So Can You!) contains all of the opinions that Stephen doesn’t have time to shoehorn into his nightly broadcast.

Dictated directly into a microcassette recorder over a three-day weekend, this book contains Stephen’s most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on the American family, race, religion, sex, sports, and many more topics, conveniently arranged in chapter form. Always controversial and outspoken, Stephen addresses why Hollywood is destroying America by inches, why evolution is a fraud, and why the elderly should be harnessed to millstones. You may not agree with everything Stephen says, but at the very least you’ll understand that your differing opinion is wrong.

I Am America (and So Can You!) showcases Stephen Colbert at his most eloquent and impassioned. He is an unrelenting fighter for the soul of America, and in this book he fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sharp-elbowed Mr. Colbert will deservedly work his way toward the top of bestseller lists.”

    New York Times

  • Stephen Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You), narrated by Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart and published by Hachette Audio. —Print This
  • I Am America (And So Can You!) is available both as a book and as a recording read by the author -- each serving as yin to the other's yang. Why try to imagine Colbert speaking the words on the page when, for a few dollars more, you can actually experience it?—Audio File
  • “Realizing that it takes more than thirty minutes a night to fix everything that’s destroying America, Colbert bravely takes on the forces aligned to destroy our country—whether they be terrorists, environmentalists, or Kashi brand breakfast cereals…A book that is sure to be a bestseller and match the success of Colbert’s former Daily Show boss Jon Stewart’s America (The Book).”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This audio, as well-produced as an episode of The Colbert Report, is the perfect vehicle for his off-the-cuff (and off-the-wall) humor…Periodically, other readers chime in for the ‘Stephen Speaks for Me’ segments, expertly embodying such characters as God, an old spinster, and an overzealous football fan. Those who can't get enough of the Report will savor this savvy satire.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “It’s all in Colbert’s voice: He’s angry, he’s confident, and he’s kidding. If only all TV and radio pundits traded the hating business for the laughing business.”

    AudioFile

  • “The fabulously fatuous father of ‘truthiness’ and other neocon mantras expands his media icon with the obligatory book…and…it’s a lot of fun. Colbert’s litmus test of a book seems meant to be taken seriously only by those who get the joke…the thing is very funny indeed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Hilarious audio…Colbert fans will approve.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the Audie Award for Humor in 2008
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura Pollard | 2/14/2014

    " I'm a HUGE fan of the Colbert Report but I just couldn't get into this. I got through almost all of it, but I hardly laughed at anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 2/2/2014

    " Funny and a quick read! I actually giggled and guffawed out loud a bit! Embarrassing, but worth it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grady Ormsby | 1/29/2014

    " What terrific fun! Colbert (and his writing staff) at his satirical and hilarious best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 1/25/2014

    " I didn't really care for this book. It was like a super-extra long Colbert Report...and that's just too much for me. I couldn't wait for it to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 1/20/2014

    " This book makes me lose bladder control. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 1/2/2014

    " Uh-ma-zing. Colbert cracks me up throughout this entire book. Even the margins are funny! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristine | 12/23/2013

    " So I like his show - and this will be a lot like the show . . . but it's 3x too long. It's just too much in one sitting. Some parts were perfectly hilarious (I prefer the clean jokes, thankyouverymuch). But there was too much searching to get to those and I had to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan McPeek | 12/20/2013

    " I prefer Jon Stewart's approach, but Colbert is certainly enjoyable. I can't imagine reading this book - listening is the way to go. The audiobook seems like a must in order to get the performance aspect right from the man himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaela | 12/19/2013

    " and probably never going to finish...considering ive been reading it since freshmen year "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed Fonseca | 12/9/2013

    " Stephen Colbert's humor simply didn't translate that well to the book...it's all in the delivery on his show! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryam Awan | 11/23/2013

    " Yes please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/20/2013

    " Best coffee table book? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/12/2013

    " I thought it would be a fun quick read, and though it started out funny, it was a bit too much. I also don't think I'm easily offended, but some of his making fun of groups of people was a bit much for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 10/6/2013

    " Very funny, listened to the audiobook (3 CDs, shouted by the Author), and perfect for fans of his show. Definitely for those familiar with Colbert's character, as he touches on many topics of controversy today. But very enjoyable, lots of laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 4/23/2013

    " This book caused me to laugh out loud every time I opened it! I love Colbert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chel Mercado | 1/20/2013

    " I love Stephen and his show, but I can't shake the feeling that it wasn't written with any other purpose than to write a book to sell... it's definitely more about his "character" than anything really related to the Report. Still a great book for fans of the show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/7/2012

    " Those of you who claim to be part of the Colbert Nation will eat this book up like junk food. Anyone who isn't a diehard fan may find his schtick wearying after a few pages, but Colbert delivers conservative humor with a huge side of sarcasm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff F | 7/20/2011

    " Stephen is one of my favorite humans. This book takes awesome to a new level. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oliver Thylmann | 5/21/2011

    " I love Colbert but I did not get the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 4/13/2011

    " I'm a huge Colbert fan and this was enjoyingly absurd but not good enough to get me to buy his next one. Will just keep watching show! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 10/26/2010

    " Although not as funny as the TV show, this still was a pretty funny book. I especially enjoyed all the comments he wrote in the margins - they remind me of his segment "The Word". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/29/2010

    " A pretty easy read, but very funny. If you like Colbert on TV, you'll want to pick up his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridgett | 9/11/2009

    " Funny satire, though it was hard for me to focus on it at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 1/12/2009

    " This book is Laugh Out Loud funny! As usual for Colbert, it's dripping with sarcasm and pointed remarks- but is well written and makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TODD | 12/11/2008

    " If you plan on audiobooking this like I did, pace yourself. Four straight hours of being yelled at is A LOT. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasha | 8/5/2008

    " Hilariously irreverent, immature and entertaining. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert was born and raised near Charleston, South Carolina. He is the host, writer, and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning series The Colbert Report; he was also The Daily Show’s longest-running and most diverse correspondent. His book, I AM AMERICA (And So Can You!), is a New York Times bestseller, occupying the number one spot for thirteen weeks. Colbert also contributed to the #1 New York Times bestseller AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction. He has appeared on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Saturday Night Live. Colbert, his wife Evelyn, and their three children reside in the New York metropolitan area.

About the Narrators
Chris Smith is a contributing editor at New York, where he has covered politics, sports, and entertainment. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Brooklyn.

Jon Stewart is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, director, bestselling author and former host of The Daily Show. He lives with his wife and children in New Jersey.

Amy Sedaris has appeared frequently on screen, both large and small. She is co-creator, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, of Comedy Central’s hit show Strangers with Candy and half of the Obie-winning “Talent Family” playwright team, with her brother, David. Amy lives in Manhattan with her imaginary boyfriend, Ricky, and her pet rabbit, Dusty.