I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Are you a fan of “The Colbert Report”? If you are, then this is the perfect book for you. If you aren’t a fan or have never seen it, I still highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys laughing and thinking. On the second page, Colbert sums it up: “This book is truth. My truth.” I urge everyone to at least give this book a chance because I am confident readers won’t be able to put it down.

Although I enjoy reading a book once in a blue moon, I can honestly say that I Am America (And So Can You!) is a spectacular read. Colbert states his ideas and opinions about many conundrums, issues, and cultural trends of America.

Before the first chapter begins, Colbert kindly asks the readers to follow a humorous set of rules for reading his book, such as never loaning it out and only using money or another copy of the book as bookmarks. He covers a wide variety of topics including family and the media. It is likely that readers won’t agree with all of his ideas, but the way he presents them is ­truly hilarious.

Colbert also keeps the book exciting with anecdotes in the margins and “Fun Zones” – games, puzzles, and quizzes relevant to the topic. The comedy rarely stops, but Colbert is very insightful and makes ­remarkable statements. Every time I found myself thinking that what Colbert wrote was absurd, he would give his reasons and I would find myself somewhat, if not completely, agreeing with him.

Did I mention that I am confident this is the epitome of comedy and probably the funniest book ever created? This book is anything but boring; in fact, I can’t think of anything negative to say about it.

I think of this book as a guide to being an American. Readers will laugh until they can’t breathe, learn more about society, and rethink many aspects of American life.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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dsm9412 said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm
I don't think HE believes all the things he says. It's a joke all around.
BradP27 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 2:10 am
My dad is mentioned in this book. I think it's just hilarious.
Sunshine said...
Dec. 22, 2008 at 2:21 pm
Would you say fans of the show would also like the book?I really enjoy the show and the book sounds great.
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