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Saturday, February 06, 2010

I Am America (And So Can You)

I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert (with contributors)
240 p Grand Central Publishing

Stephen Colbert presents a book just as good as the one produced by the show he spun off from. The laughs come non-stop, however, the humor is less broad and topical than that found in The Daily Show's America the Book. Those who don't "get" Colbert's on-air alter-ego, "Steven Colbert", a send-up of ego-maniacal cable news channel hosts, will do well to steer clear: this book is essentially 240 pages of hot-button issues filtered through that character's narcissistic madness. Those who do get it will be delighted to find that Colbert's humor is not lost in the translation from screen to text.

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