Covering subjects ranging from health care to the economy to food, Colbert "gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on the right track it's already on"--Dust jacket flap.Covering subjects ranging from health care to the economy to food, Colbert "gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on the right track it's already on"--Dust jacket flap.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2013-02-25 The packaging of this audio edition of Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert's latest title features an icon promoting the recording's "3-D High-Def Surroundiness." While this claim clearly follows Colbert's pattern of tongue-in-cheek buzzwords and taglines, the production quality does contribute to a satisfying listening experience, as voices and sounds-including a stoner commentator's bubbling bong water-are distinctly rendered in the fashion of live theater. Colbert's narrative-steeped in his characteristic irony-weaves expository chapters on various hot-button issues with monologues from individual citizens. With the possible exception of the aforementioned stoner, the most memorable of these characters is a silver-tongued energy industry spokeswoman who embodies the very essence of spin in the current media culture. Colbert's brand of entertainment occupies a unique niche in the marketplace, and regardless of whether the punch lines click for individual listeners, the comedian's latest offering remains unmistakably faithful to that brand. A Grand Central hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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