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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (50,040 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Stewart Narrator: Jon Stewart Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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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.

Termed a political king-maker by Newsweek, and the Dan Rather of infotainment by Vanity Fair, Jon Stewart, along with the writers of The Daily Show, combines his riotous wit and razor-sharp insight in this hilarious book.

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!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 2/16/2014

      " You should read basically everything Franken has written before this. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xa | 2/13/2014

      " I have read bits and pieces of this book. I bought it on sale at a closing bookstore. It's my bathroom reader, if I forget to bring another book to the porcelain library. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 2/12/2014

      " Hilarious quick read "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Nace | 2/7/2014

      " Funny stuff!- as you would expect from Mr. Stewart. Everytime Geoff and I see Judge Judy we feel compelled to quote Stewart's "She puts the jew back in judiciary" The naked supreme court justices was a little...graphic. :D Oh, I had the teacher's edition. "

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

      " I gave this to my brother for Christmas one year and then proceeded to read it while Christmas dinner was cooking. Done like an elementary school textbook, this book is hysterically funny. Spot on political sarcasm about America, but then it is Jon Stewart. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 1/24/2014

      " I listened to the audiobook version of this - it was freaking awesome, all the daily show people read their sections. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 1/10/2014

      " If you love the Daily Show, you will love this book. It is pure Jon Stewart. There's a laugh on every page. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 12/26/2013

      " Very funny AND educational. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob G. | 12/13/2013

      " Nonstop laughing! A "beneath the surface" attack on the US Gov! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 11/25/2013

      " Jon Stewart isn't as funny in writing as he is on tv. I'd rather read the Onion and watch Jon Stewart. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 11/18/2013

      " I learned more about the United States of America in this book than I did...well, somewhere else I'm sure. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolynn | 11/17/2013

      " It was exactly what I expected coming from "The Daily Show". Every once in awhile, you just need to read a book that will make you laugh out loud. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 11/14/2013

      " Hilarious writing and a graphic bonanza! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alen | 11/12/2013

      " Although I should've read this book first, I do appreciate Colbert's book more now. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Schumann | 11/2/2013

      " Wow! FUNNY!!! Just a flat-out sarcastic view of U.S. history. Truly an enjoyable read if you want some laughs! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared Lancaster | 8/5/2013

      " Pretty hilarious. A good, funny, look at America. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Canada | 2/5/2013

      " Fun way to learn govt "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gogo | 10/11/2012

      " I wish all of my text books were like this. Loved it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 9/6/2012

      " A funny book that I enjoyed flipping through. It's dated now, but still somewhat relevant. Worth a least a skim! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonnofun | 8/9/2012

      " I can't say that I read this cover to cover, since it's formatted like a textbook. But I gotta give John Stewart five stars whenever possible. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 3/10/2012

      " very amusing "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 3/7/2012

      " I listened to the abridged audiobook, it was good, but way too much bad language. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 2/19/2012

      " Hilarious. And insightful. As expected from "The Daily Show" writers. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Stark | 1/25/2012

      " Hilarious book, but could offend some, so watch it! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jens | 10/12/2011

      " Take it on its own terms. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Dugan | 8/23/2011

      " According to Family Guy, Jon Stewart is America's most important Jew. And with good reason. If you don't love this book, you're a terrorist. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Kukwa | 8/10/2011

      " He pushes things a bit far at times...but when he's on target, he doesn't miss. Outrageousness in civics...raised to a fine art. A few times, you will think "HUH?" Most of the time, you'll be too busy snorting with uncontrollable (if understandable) laughter. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 5/20/2011

      " This book is really funny. I haven't laughed this hard since I watched "The Hangover". "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/19/2011

      " Meh. It was funny in spots, but pure silliness can only carry a book so far . .. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/17/2011

      " I went with the audio version simply because I knew having the folks from the Daily Show read this would make it that much better.

      I was correct.

      "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/17/2011

      " Hilarious, as always. America (the book) is still my favorite, but still. My tummy always hurts after reading these books, in the best possible way. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 5/13/2011

      " I listened to the audiobook which provides a very funny 3 hours of political satire and the off-hand humor of the Daily Show. I will have to get the book, though, to enjoy the accompanying sidebars and graphics. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/12/2011

      " Amusing, but it gets old after a while. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 5/8/2011

      " It was pretty funny throughout. Not something I would actually recommend 'reading' but listening to on audiobook when stuck in traffic? Definitely. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwesi | 5/5/2011

      " I agree with many reviews I've seen. If you like the Daily Show you'll like this. It also confirmed for me that this kind of humor and satire works best via audio and in short spurts...say about 22 minutes a night. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/2/2011

      " Excellent bathroom book. I don't think I'll ever look at Tang the same way, though. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/28/2011

      " very funny, if you like his humor.

      "If necessity is the mother of invention, laziness has to be its drunken step-father." "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flasher702 | 4/25/2011

      " Didn't read the whole thing. Humor was hit-or-miss with no real agenda just an ultra-stereotypical liberal bent. I had some good laughs though and if you're a fan of the Daily Show you'll probably like this book at least as much. "

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