Last week I picked up the audiobook for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction to listen to during a long drive. I laughed so hard I nearly wrecked the car. When I got to my next stop, I rushed out and picked up the physical book, which is really a hell of an object: colorful, witty, and incredibly subversive in that it appropriates the iconography of USA Today (by way of Mad Magazine) to deliver nuanced, thoughtful, biting satire about the state of American democracy.
America (The Book) is the kind of thing I wish I'd had when I was about 20 years old -- a cross between Schoolhouse Rock and the political editorials in the NYT and Washington Post and the gonzo poltiical journalism of books like Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
Amazon has posted a (slightly lame) video intro to the book by Jon Stewart and a (very good!) interview between Stewart and an Amazon section editor -- it's a shame about the weird Windows DRM stream format, but they're worth checking out on your way to ordering the book.
WMV Video Stream Link, WMA Audio Interview Stream
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