America the Book: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction

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America the Book: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

4 pages

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Publish Date: Sep 2004

ISBN-13: 9781586217013

ISBN-10: 1586217011

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- Since Jon Stewart took over The Daily Show in 1999, its ratings have soared and it now beats CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News among young adults in its time slot. In 2003, the show won two Emmy Awards and two Television Critics Association Awards. In 2001, the show won a writing Emmy and a Peabody for its 2000 election coverage. - Jon Stewart is the author of the national bestseller, Naked Pictures of Famous People (Rob Weisbach Books, 1998). He is a media favorite and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone. - America (The Book) features lavish color illustrations, photographs, drawings, and charts. - The book is timed to coincide with the height of the 2004 presidential election campaign, when public demand for political satire will be at its height. - Available as a Time Warner AudioBook.

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Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publish Date: Sep 2004
ISBN-13: 9781586217013
ISBN-10: 1586217011
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 4
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 5.75 x 0.25

About the author

Biography of Stewart, Jon

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born on November 28, 1962 in New York City. He attended the College of William an's Mary and graduated in 1984. He started as a stand-up comedian when he made his debut at a club called The Bitter End. He began using the stage name Jon Stewart by dropping his last name and changing the spelling of his middle name Stuart to Stewart. He entered television as host of the Short Attention Span theater for Comedy Central.

He then went on to host his own show Mn MTV called the Jon Stewart Show which was the first talk show on the network to become a fast hit. He became host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in 1999 which combines humor with the day's top news stories. As the Daily Show gained popularity Jon Stewart won his first Emmy award in 2001. Jon Stewart has won a total of 13 Emmys as either writer or producer for The Daily Show, which ah's also been nominated for many news and journalism awards.

In 2005, The Daily Show and Jon Stewart also received a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award for the audio book edition of America (The Book). The print version was on the best selling U.S. books in 2004. His title Earth: The Book: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. He became known as the critic of CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Jon Stewart also hosted the 78th and 80th Academy Awards.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Quill Awards, 2005 (United States)
  • Listen Up Awards, 2004 (United States)

Book description

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 Book), 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.

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