Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race Read Online Free - 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. Also available as an ebook and as an audiobook.
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May 04, 2017
***Listened to the Audiobook***
This had its funny moments (especially the FAQ's - Future Alien Questions) and Jon Stewart's dry and snarky delivery is spot on, but all of that was overshadowed by the awkward way this book was put together. It's just a bunch of short chapters briefl...
October 02, 2011
Moderately funny, mostly a disappointment. Tongue-in-cheek? Yes. Very Original? No. Most jokes were cliches and the aliens would have slept off on reading this drab work and gotten all the wrong impressions about the literary talents of this planet.
April 28, 2012
I have a mad crush on Jon Stewart. I don't think there has been more than one or two things that I have disagreed with him on and I laugh hysterically when I watch the Daily Show. I loved America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction so I am very disappointed that this one fell flat...
October 08, 2010
The premise is that this book is written for aliens who might come to earth and act as archaeologists, exploring earth and what’s left of its previous inhabitants, previous because homo sapiens no longer exist. Funny stuff. Pokes fun at everyone and everything.
Laughing, smiling, groaning, avertin...
February 26, 2011
While on the surface this audiobook might seem like 3 hours of good laughs, it did win a Grammy for “Best Spoken Word Album.” There is lots of great sarcasm and irony here, but there is also a deeper commentary on humans as a species that actually made me stop and think for awhile. For example, S...
October 15, 2010
This was a fantastic book on several levels. First, the layout and design is stunning. Earth reminded me of the DK Eyewitness books for kids. There are gorgeous photos and images that draw the reader in, and sometime during the ogling of the images the reader finds him/herself reading all the tex...
April 26, 2012
I wanted to like this book, since I do enjoy The Daily Show. However, the book just left me with a lukewarm feeling. It was not bad; it just was not that good. Sure, it had humorous moments here and there, and I think the premise of "a handbook for aliens visiting Earth" was pretty good. But a lo...
December 28, 2017
This book really is the "Visitor's Guide to the Human Race." With its large, colorful pictures and graphics and chapter headings ("Earth," "Religion," "Science," "Culture"), someone not familiar with Jon Stewart (or aliens from another galaxy) could be forgiven for thinking this is an abridged en...
December 15, 2010
A while back Jon Stewart and the other writers from the popular The Daily Show with Jon Stewart wrote a parody of high school Social Studies textbooks called America (The Book): A Guide to Democracy Inaction. That was a great piece of satire because it lambasted something most Americans were fami...
June 03, 2017
38th book read in 2017.
Number 468 out of 603 on my all time book list.