I Am America (and So Can You!)

Version: Abridged
Author: Stephen Colbert
Narrator: Paul Dinello , Stephen Colbert
Genres: Comedy, Essays & Memoirs
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: October 2007
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Congratulations--just by looking at this webpage, you became 25% more patriotic.

From Stephen Colbert, the host of television's highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other 23¬ø hours of your day. I Am America (And So Can You!) contains all of the opinions that Stephen doesn't have time to shoehorn into his nightly broadcast.

Dictated directly into a microcassette recorder over a three-day weekend, this book contains Stephen's most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on The American Family, Race, Religion, Sex, Sports, and many more topics, conveniently arranged in chapter form.

Always controversial and outspoken, Stephen addresses why Hollywood is destroying America by inches, why evolution is a fraud, and why the elderly should be harnessed to millstones.

You may not agree with everything Stephen says, but at the very least, you'll understand that your differing opinion is wrong.

I Am America (And So Can You!) showcases Stephen Colbert at his most eloquent and impassioned. He is an unrelenting fighter for the soul of America, and in this book he fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long.

Please buy this book before you leave the store

Reviews (12)

Written by Jennifer Castanon on May 14th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

An easy, quick listen that made me chuckle quite a bit. The guest readers were a treat- Amy Sedaris, Jon Stewart, et al.

I am America

Written by Anonymous on July 10th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hilarious. This guy is crazy. It seems to be a continuation of his show while he seems to be on crack.

I Am America

Written by Anonymous on August 23rd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was okay. I like Colbert's television show alot and wish I could recommend the book more. Just so so......

Would not recommend this

Written by Anonymous on April 10th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I enjoy watching The Cobert Report, but did not like this audio book. I believe Steve's humor is better taken in smaller doses....

Extreme Colbert

Written by Karen from Germantown, MD on January 26th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

If you love Stephen Colbert, you like this book. He was a little 'over the top' at times, but as long as you remember that he's a comedian and don't take him too seriously it's ok.

I Am America (and So Can You!)

Written by Anonymous on August 26th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found this book to be quite entertaining...a couple of sections where I could have done without the cursing, but otherwise, a great way to pass the time during my commute!

I am America (and so can you)

Written by Pam on July 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Stephen Colbert is funny and clever and ironic. His sarcasm is so good that some people think he's actually a conservative!

I am America (and So Can You)

Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on June 29th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

A half hour TV show can be funny, but hours of Colbert joking about how awesome he is was far too much. After listening to this audiobook, I don't enjoy the show nearly as much. Watch the show, pass up the book.

I Am A Fan (and So Are You!)

Written by Mandi Chestler from Lake Oswego, OR on July 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Classic Colbert provides plenty of chuckles and giggles as he hams it up on this audio book. You got to love the guy!

Sarcasm well done

Written by ML from Carrollton, TX on July 9th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A great quick "read" with both light and intellectual humor, but nothing too deep. This is great for the ride after work to put your mind at ease and get a few laughs while no having to think too hard. WARNING: If you haven't watched at lease one episode of The Colbert Report or The Daily Show, do so first. This type of comedy is not for everyone. That said, it isn't all 3rd grade humor and offensive for the sake of being offensive. It is NOT South Park humor. :)

Author Details

Author Details

Colbert, Stephen

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced /koʊɫˈbεɹ/;[6] born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, satirist, actor and writer, known for his ironic style (particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leaders), and for his deadpan comedic delivery.[2]

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy series "Exit 57".

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived "Dana Carvey Show" before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted, gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as "The O'Reilly Factor". Since its debut, the series has been successful, establishing itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006.[7] His book, I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List.