The Daily Show & Jon Stewart Present EARTH (The Book) : A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race Hardback
Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These are questions that have sporadically interested people since the dawn of time, but whose answers have continually eluded us.
Now in their new book, Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" writing staff (who include the team behind "The Onion") tackle them and many more with their trademark wit, irreverence and intelligence.
They will take us on an intellectual journey through time - a quest back to the very moment of creation - that will maybe, just maybe help us figure out exactly how and why everything got so irretrievably f****ed up.
From applications for genetic reconstitution by aliens to the meanings of anatomy, gender or nourishment, every aspect of life on this planet is reexplored, reexamined and made newly hilarious in this book.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/09/2010
- Category: TV tie-in humour
- ISBN: 9781846143168
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Review by glade1
Another fun one from Stewart and company. I enjoyed this one even more than America (The Book). This book is written to an audience of alien beings who will find it after humans have been eradicated, in order to introduce the newcomers to what the world used to be like. Lots of great humor and satire, wonderful illustrations, and beautiful layout (designed to emulate the popular Dorling Kindersley books). It pokes fun at human foibles but generally does it affectionately.<BR><BR>As with America (The Book), I feel the need to include a caveat that this book is not for the kids. It definitely should have an R-rating due to language, sexual content, and sexual imagery.
Review by LizPhoto
Love it, just love it. What else can I say about John Stewart and The Daily Show. "Earth:The Book" is so funny that soda came out my nose while reading it. I read the book over a few weeks and it was more enjoyable that way then straight thru. I think "Earth" should become a mandatory textbook for all schools.