Monday, October 4, 2010

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS EARTH: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
 GIVEAWAY ENDED
 THE DAILY SHOW 
WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS
EARTH 
(THE BOOK)
A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
BY JON STEWART

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart--the man behind the megaseller America (The Book). Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture -- all in a tome of approximately 256 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts.

After two weeks of hard work, they had their book. EARTH (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The Daily Show is the top-rated news program in its time-slot in the younger demographics and its fan base among all ages continues to grow.

Jon Stewart was born in New York and lives with his wife in New York City.


MY REVIEW:

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS..EARTH (THE BOOK) is topping the best seller’s charts for a reason. People love Jon Stewart and love to laugh. If you have a great sense of humor and are able to not take yourself and things so seriously every minute of your life, then you will enjoy “EARTH“. I, personally, feel acutely inadequate to “review” this book because I am unable to produce any kind of proof of my expertise that would qualify me to “judge” writing or comedy. With thirty-seven years as an educator behind me, perhaps I might be able to at least voice an intelligent opinion. Either way, I DO know what makes me laugh and what I enjoy. So if you can go with that, (and pardon me, Mr. Stewart for being so presumptuous to pretend to be worthy of writing a review of your comic genius) then here are just my personal thoughts on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS..EARTH (THE BOOK). 

Perhaps, you first should understand that Jon Stewart makes me laugh just to see him on the screen. I also agree with the Time Magazine online poll that named “Jon Stewart as America's Most Trusted Newscaster, post-Cronkite”.  Those who don’t agree, welcome to America, where that is your right. But if you don’t realize how very intelligent this man is, and even if you don’t get his humor, you would still enjoy this book. You see, “EARTH” is a 256-page book that is filled with amusing as well as stunning illustrations that is designed very much like a geography or history textbook. The graphics include photographs, illustrations, charts, graphs, and primary sources, all of which are highlighted by the cleverly insightful and entertaining captions. So, for those of you questioning the hard hitting questions and unable to gel with Stewart’s brand of comedy, irreverence, and satire, you will still enjoy the visual effects. Thus, the reason “EARTH” can be on your coffee table and entertain anyone in your home (well, perhaps over a certain age). For the rest of us, you will probably pick it up as I did, and read it through in one delightful, amusing, and enjoyable sitting. 

Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show figured since the world was near extinction anyway that they would write a book to generate discussion among most every kind of human society on the planet. Addressing the same questions that have taxed us from the dawn of mankind, such as"where do we come from" and"why are we here", as well as "isn’t there really someone else out there”?, they purportedly spent “two weeks” and produced what they call the “definitive guide to our species”. Written in such a way as to address aliens who have come upon our planet following the demise of civilization, “EARTH” takes on a serious tone even when discussing something totally bizarre. 


The writing is sharp and intelligent, like one would expect from the award winning Stewart and his writing team. There is SO much in the book that I know a second “reading” will yield things that I missed the first time around. I wasn’t “rolling on the floor” with every page, but I was thoroughly caught up in the sophisticated humor and understated points that Stewart got across. I was certainly enjoying every minute of it and times when I did laugh out loud, it was because it not only was incredibly funny but also so very smart and spot on. Stewart and his team did their job as I do believe they wrote an all-inclusive guidebook for our neighbors from outer space.  I am sure the Aliens will thoroughly understand and be pleased when they do come and find this book, and I hope that many of you will also be able to enjoy it and take away a lot from THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENT EARTH (THE BOOK).

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO KELLY AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS BEST
SELLING BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

THE RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY



HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN A COPY OF JON STEWART'S NEW BOOK AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: CLICK ON THE CAPTION FOR THE RALLY TO RESTORE  SANITY POSTER BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE UPCOMING RALLY AND COMMENT ABOUT IT HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY:
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 30!


GOOD LUCK!
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63 comments:

PoCoKat said...

I saw him on Oprah talking about the book...would love to win it!

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

PoCoKat said...

The rally is on October 30th in Washington DC.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Connie said...

Hi! Jon Stewart is hilarious! I would love to win this for my sister as a Christmas present. She is a huge fan of him and tries to watch his show every day. :)

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Linda Kish said...

They must have taken a lot of breaks if they worked for two weeks..they come out with great stuff so easily.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I did attend a Gathering of the Juggalos. This could be fun. Too bad I can't go...too busy.

Alyce said...

I love the Daily Show! I would love to read it, but I'm not going to enter the contest since I do have little ones that would peak into it, and are not quite ready for some of his humor. :)

holdenj said...

I do find him funny and think he and his team would write quite the book. Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

I love Jon Stewart and the book looks really interesting!!

gfc follower

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Glenn said...

I'm not a regular watcher of his show but do find him funny and think he's intelligent, so would like to check this out for Stewart's witty take on our species. Thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

debbie said...

I love jon stewart. I give him alot of credit in getting younger people interested in politics. I would love to read the book, because I have been watching his show for years.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I love that when you click on the don't click here button, it takes you to the keep fear alive rally by stephen colbert. I would love to be able to go to it.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books Inc. said...

Oh man I am SO sad I won't be able to make the rally. Damn school always getting in the way of everything!!

Would love to win this book so that I could live vicariously through it while I was wishing I was in D.C! Excellent giveaway thanks so much for the chance!

fredamans said...

When I saw it on Oprah it went on my wish list!

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

fredamans said...

Facebook like the book.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26477278238

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dar said...

I believe Jon Stewart has the true take on the news, even with the levity provided. I think the book will equal the other holy books and be much more relevant. I hope I win. Even if I don't I plan to get out and buy it and pass to many friends! I belong to BookCrossing.com and GoodReads.com so I will spread the word. Yay, Jon!

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26559347170

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Adam Lipkin said...

Amerca: The Book got me through a nasty flu, and I can only imagine that the new book will be just as funny.

alipkin (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy said...

I would love to win to share with my hubby!

avennett AT verizon DOT net

Amy said...

I live just outside DC and can't wait for the rally!

avennett AT verizon DOT net

Amy said...

I like Jon Stewart's Earth on FB as Amy K V

avennett AT verizon DOT net

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26653363677

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Shooting Stars Mag said...

jon really is equal parts brilliant and hilarious. my brother would love this as a christmas gift, I'm sure!

-lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

jon's rally is a great idea. i think some of the smartest people really don't get a voice, so it's wonderful.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

melydia said...

Entry 1: I loved America (The Book) and I'm sure I will love this one too.

melydia@hotmail.com

Entry 2: The Rally to Restore Sanity cracks me up, as does the dueling Rally, Keep Fear Alive. I watched some of the announcement they made, saying, "We're here! ... but only until 6 because we have a sitter!"

I live in the DC Metro area, so I plan to stay west of the Fairfax County Parkway all weekend. The Metro (subway) was backed up to the parking lot for Glenn Beck; I shudder to think how many people will show up for this one!

Thanks!

g.g. said...

I would like to win because I am a huge fan and would love to read his latest book

anjamie4 AT gmail dot com

g.g. said...

I hope coverage of the Rally will be live on tv since I can't go. It will be in DC on Oct. 30

anjamie4 AT gmail DOT com

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26773963287

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

I was so impressed by your review of this book & would like to read it (or listen to the tape). To laugh is one of the greatest things in life & I am certainly in need of good laughs. Thank you, Joe Joe Vanilla

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26851452062

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Pamela Keener said...

I really like Jon Stewart's humor and would love to win this giveaway.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290(at)comcast(dot)net

Pamela Keener said...

I like The Daily Show w/Jon Sttewart Earth on FB/Pam Keener

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26945505377

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

hendy said...

This book looks so funny, I've had it on my WL every since I watched him (promote the book) on Oprah
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy said...

Follow Earth the Tweet on Twitter @HendyMartin and tweeted
http://twitter.com/HendyMartin/status/27017950931
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy said...

Okay this rally is hilarious and something only he would do, I heard him talking about this on Oprah-sadly I think the people who will show up are those who might regularly rally.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/27043267026

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/27151586011

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dag888888 said...

Happened to see the Oprah episode with Jon Stewart as guest, now I want to read the book!

dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

dag888888 said...

The rally event is free of charge and open to the public. First come, first served.

No, the event is free of charge and open to the public. First come, first served.

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/27256167335

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Laura H. said...

I would love to win this book because anything by Jon Stewart has to be hilarious!

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Laura H. said...

Sounds like Jon has all the bases covered from the weather to transportation in his FAQs.

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Laura H. said...

"Liked" The Daily Show on FB (@Laura Grassie Henderson)

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Laura H. said...

Follow @earththetweet on Twitter (@MamaHendo3).

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/27795183839

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Amy said...

I am a huge fan of Jon Stewart, he makes me laugh and I watch The Daily Show every night. I would love to win this book and read what he has to say. I know I'll learn quite a bit and laugh while doing so!

Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

I "like" The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book)on Facebook
(id: Amy Meyer)


Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

The Rally to Restore Sanity is on October 30, 2010 in Washington DC. No tickets required, anybody can come and feel free to bring posters. If you are too polite to yell and have been too busy to get involoved & attend other rallies, this is the rally for you!
LOL

Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

allisonsbj3 said...

I'd like to win because I love Jon Stewart!

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

I wish I was home that day to watch the Rally, it's really exciting and funny.

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

Facebook fan

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minishoes1 said...

He's funny! Also, I saw him on Oprah and his wife was there. It sounds like a funny and interesting book.Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I heard about this rally its in Washington DC-Oct 30 jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

I would like to win this because I have heard good reviews about it and because Jon Stewart is always so funny.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I'm a Jon Stewart fan. Love his sarcastic nature.

tclarkusa at gmail dot com

floating said...

I like Jon Stewart and would love to read his book
floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

catss99 said...

I've read about this book in entertainment weekly and it sounded great. I remember flipping through his America book at a friend's house a few years ago and loving it.

Amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

I found out that you can watch the rally live online and also upload signs.
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

I follow them on twiter and i tweeted
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/29063040101
catss99@yahoo.com

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

I would love to win this book because my boyfriend loves jon stewart and this would be a great christmas present for him.

my email is littleheathen9109 @ YAh00 d0t c0m

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

I clicked on the poster. I wish i was there today!

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

i 'liked' the books facebook fan page as Emily E---t

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