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Old 08-26-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone else read this masterpiece? It's by Stephen Colbert and I love it. I read every night and rarely find myself laughing out loud. This book has me laughing at least once or twice per night. If you enjoy Colbert at all, the book is hilarious. I got the book from the library (on a side note, the Fairfax county library system is amazing) and will be ordering this book for my collection.

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Old 08-26-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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I read it, it started out good then it went all down hill. The book/jokes never evolved...it was a very painful experience.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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I thought his column in the NY Times was both shorter and funnier than the book.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/opinion/14dowd.html
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The Colbert Report is one of my favorite shows. He's hilarious.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:41 AM   #5
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the other week when I had my Lasik surgery I bought this as an audiobook off of iTunes. I have to agree with others who've said it started off great but kind of tailed off at the end.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:40 AM   #6
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No thanks, the man is an idiot.
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No thanks, the man is an idiot.
I'm shocked you don't find him funny.
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I'm shocked you don't find him funny.
No one likes to be made fun of.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
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No one likes to be made fun of.
satire can be tough to swallow I guess
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No thanks, the man is an idiot.
Far from it. I don't think it's much hyperbole to say that Colbert is a "comedic genius." Both he and Stewart do a great job summarizing and satirizing daily events. Personally, I think Colbert has exceeded Stewart. You don't have to agree with them to recognize their talents. What's especially refreshing and revealing is to hear actual interviews with him. He had a great one explaining the difference between him and Stewart. I'll look for it later.

All that said, I've always felt I'd be very disappointed by their books so I've never read them

Has anyone ever seen Colbert's roast of Chevy Chase? Brilliant
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Far from it. I don't think it's much hyperbole to say that Colbert is a "comedic genius." Both he and Stewart do a great job summarizing and satirizing daily events. Personally, I think Colbert has exceeded Stewart. You don't have to agree with them to recognize their talents. What's especially refreshing and revealing is to hear actual interviews with him. He had a great one explaining the difference between him and Stewart. I'll look for it later.

All that said, I've always felt I'd be very disappointed by their books so I've never read them

Has anyone ever seen Colbert's roast of Chevy Chase? Brilliant
I'd agree with that.
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