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I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

In I Am America, Stephen Colbert brings his Comedy Central "The Colbert Report" to book form. This is not about Stephen Colbert the person, but the conservative blowhard persona he plays on his show. I Am America lets Colbert do his satire riffs on a variety of topics and wherever his style of controlled manic thought process takes him. The appendix to this book contains the text of his infamous speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner. I Am America has received mixed reviews with Entertainment Weekly saying, "But does it all work? Mostly. 'Colbert' crams an awful lot into I Am America, so much that it sometimes feels forced. Do we need the glossary, quippy marginalia ('Girl babies, drop that teat'), common-man essays, and stickers (one page of notes like 'It's Morning in Colbert-ica,' another of shiny silver medallions). Probably not, but we do like the stickers and marginalia. The point is, you can carry a joke, an alter ego, or a meta-book only so far. 'Stephen Colbert' couldn't possibly live up to his hype for 230 pages. But we bet that if Stephen Colbert decided to write a book, he could."
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