Here is the definitive guide to our species - completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy
Author: Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show embark on a mission to write a book that sums up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture. Here is the definitive guide to our species - completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race (co-authored and co-edited with David Javerbaum, Rory Albanese, Steve Bodow, and Josh Lieb; Grand Central, 2010) The Daily Show with Jon ...
Author: Bill Moyers
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Literary Collections
A companion volume to the Emmy Award–winning PBS® series—interviews with “an essential voice in our national conversation” (Brian Williams, MSNBC anchor). This “provocative” and “absorbing” (Star Tribune) companion book to Bill Moyer’s acclaimed PBS series invites readers into conversations with some of the most captivating voices on the scene today, in what Kirkus Reviews calls “a glittering array of discussions.” From Jon Stewart on politics and media to Michael Pollan on food, The Wire creator David Simon on the mean streets of our cities, James Cone and Shelby Steele on race in the age of Obama, Robert Bly and Nikki Giovanni on the power of poetry, Barbara Ehrenreich on the hard times of working Americans, and Karen Armstrong on faith and compassion, Moyer’s own intelligence and insight match that of his guests and their discussions animate many of the most salient issues of our time. With extensive commentary from Moyers, marked by his customary “respect, intelligence, curiosity, humor, and graciousness,” here are the debates; cultural currents; and, above all, lively minds that shape the conversation of democracy (Booklist). “In an era of much instant and ephemeral talk, it is a pleasurable thing to hold this ‘book of ideas.’” —Publishers Weekly “[Moyers] has always been about something beyond the moment. Or put another way, while everyone else in the media has been exploring topography, Moyers has been exploring geology.” —Los Angeles Times
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Author: Andrew Garling
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Smith, David L. “Huck, Jim, and American Racial Discourse.” In Satire or Evasion? ... London: Penguin Books, Viking, 2008. Spurr, David. ... The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race.
Author: Judith Yaross Lee
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
Samuel L. Clemens lost the 1882 lawsuit declaring his exclusive right to use “Mark Twain” as a commercial trademark, but he succeeded in the marketplace, where synergy among his comic journalism, live performances, authorship, and entrepreneurship made “Mark Twain” the premier national and international brand of American humor in his day. And so it remains in ours, because Mark Twain’s humor not only expressed views of self and society well ahead of its time, but also anticipated ways in which humor and culture coalesce in today’s postindustrial information economy—the global trade in media, performances, and other forms of intellectual property that began after the Civil War. In Twain’s Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture, Judith Yaross Lee traces four hallmarks of Twain’s humor that are especially significant today. Mark Twain’s invention of a stage persona comically conflated with his biographical self lives on in contemporary performances by Garrison Keillor, Margaret Cho, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart. The postcolonial critique of Britain that underlies America’s nationalist tall tale tradition not only self-destructs in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court but also drives the critique of American Exceptionalism in Philip Roth’s literary satires. The semi-literate writing that gives Adventures of Huckleberry Finn its “vernacular vision”—wrapping cultural critique in ostensibly innocent transgressions and misunderstandings—has a counterpart in the apparently untutored drawing style and social critique seen in The Simpsons, Lynda Barry’s comics, and The Boondocks. And the humor business of recent decades depends on the same brand-name promotion, cross-media synergy, and copyright practices that Clemens pioneered and fought for a century ago. Twain’s Brand highlights the modern relationship among humor, commerce, and culture that were first exploited by Mark Twain.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. New York: Grand Central, 2010. Print. The Stuart Constitution, 1603–1688: Documents and Commentary. Ed. J. P. Kenyon. 2nd ed.
Author: Peter C. Herman
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This second edition of Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost addresses Milton in the light of the digital age, new critical approaches to his poem, and his continued presence in contemporary culture. It aims to help instructors enliven the teaching of Paradise Lost and address the challenges presented to students by the poem-- the early modern syntax and vocabulary, the political and theological contexts, and the abounding classical references. The first part of the volume, "Materials," evaluates the many available editions of the poem, points to relevant reference works, recommends additional reading, and outlines useful audiovisual and online aids for teaching Milton's epic poem. The essays in the second part, "Approaches," are grouped by several themes: literary and historical contexts, characters, poetics, critical approaches, classrooms, and performance. The essays cover epic conventions and literary and biblical allusions, new approaches such as ecocriticism and masculinity studies, and reading Milton on the Web, among other topics.
BY THE SAME AUTHORS America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction The Old Testament The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race The New Testament What to Expect When ...
Author: David Javerbaum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
***An Act of God (previously published as The Last Testament: A Memoir) is now a major Broadway show starring Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked)*** Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the Creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, and the successful transitioning of American Idol into the post–Simon Cowell era. Sometimes preachy, sometimes holier-than-thou, but always lively, An Act of God is the ultimate celebrity autobiography.
People can be all too human, and their foibles and eccentricities get top billing in the media. ... Kardashian Konfidential or Jon Stewart's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race.
Author: Patricia Swann
Category: Business & Economics
Developed for advanced students in public relations, Cases in Public Relations Management uses recent cases in public relations that had outcomes varying from expected to unsuccessful. The text challenges students to think analytically, strategically, and practically. Each case is based on real events, and is designed to encourage discussion, debate, and exploration of the options available to today's strategic public relations manager. Key features of this text include coverage of the latest controversies in current events, discussion of the ethical issues that have made headlines in recent years, and strategies used by public relations practitioners. Each case has extensive supplemental materials taken directly from the case for students' further investigation and discussion. The case study approach encourages readers to assess what they know about communication theory, the public relations process, and management practices, and prepares them for their future careers as PR practitioners. New to the second edition are: 27 new case studies, including coverage of social media and social responsibility elements New chapters on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and activism End-of-chapter exercises Embedded hyperlinks in eBook Fully enhanced companion website that includes: Instructor resources: PowerPoint presentations, Case Supplements, Instructor Guides Student resources: Quizzes, Glossary, Case Supplements
Particularly revealing of Stewart's sense of humor regarding Juda- ism is the chapter on religion in his best-selling book, Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. Regarding Jewish prayer, he gives an example: “Please ...
Author: Michael Blitz
Category: Social Science
This biography profiles Jon Stewart, television's most incisive deliverer of the fake news. As the host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he has attracted a vast audience that sees him as one of the few credible sources of cultural critique TV.
Seen as a catalyst for second-wave feminism, the book sparked substantial changes in women's roles, ... (2003), and Jon Stewart's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race (2010), ...
Author: Marilyn J. Coleman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.