I Am America (And So Can You!)

Stephen Colbert, Author, Stephen Colbert, Read by, Paul Dinello, Read by , read by the Author. Hachette Audio $24.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-036-2

As this audiobook opens with patriotic drums rolling, Colbert launches into his introduction, his delivery reminiscent of a sergeant firing up the troops before battle. America is under siege, he declares. And the enemy? The liberal media, Hollywood, heirloom tomatoes and, yes, even baby carrots, which he says “are trying to turn me gay.” That’s the Truth as Colbert sees it, and this audio, as well-produced as an episode of The Colbert Report , is the perfect vehicle for his off-the-cuff (and off-the-wall) humor. A mariachi band plays as Colbert advocates building a 2,000-mile-long wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and spooky music underscores his future opinions (“Just because something is unknowable doesn’t mean I don’t have some strong opinions about it”). Periodically, other readers chime in for the “Stephen Speaks for Me” segments, expertly embodying such characters as God, an old spinster and an overzealous football fan. Those who can’t get enough of the Report will savor this savvy satire, including the packaging—which bears a hilarious illustration of Colbert as the Hulk. Simultaneous release with the Grand Central hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 20). (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 10/29/2007
Release date: 10/01/2007
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