Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues of Jon Stewart, the author of The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert chronicles the life of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, from his early stand-up days to the acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show to his rise to become a comedic—and, surprisingly, a political—icon.
very insightful view of our hero Jon Stewart. It was great to hear about the personal side to the man who has taken on the news divisions of all the big broadcast corporations in the US. He has made us sit up and take notice that what we hear isn't what we have and for that we owe him a great deal. Glad he has a satisfying personal life to retreat to.
It's nice to find out more about Jon Stewart, his background and career and how he ended up on The Daily Show... but holy geez, this woman is a terrible writer. The book is a compilation of various articles about, and interviews with, Jon Stewart. Those other writers did the work; Rogak just copied what she could get away with under "fair use," added some connective tissue consisting of badly-written sentences, put it all together in book form and slapped her name on the cover. It isn't really her creation at all. Some pages are more than half quotes lifted from other interviews, just stacked one on top of each other. I only read as far as the point where Stewart is asked to take over as host of The Daily Show. Then I stopped because life is too short to read books this bad.
Easy read, mostly reporting the facts, no depth. Gave it 3 stars instead of 21/2, because I had no problem reading the book cover to cover. Recommended to the fans who don't know much about Stewart's background and the show.
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