Sunday, May 6, 2012
America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, and David Javaerbaum
America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, and David Javaerbaum reads like you would expect - like a textbook only funnier. At times, the humor takes a moment to absorb. Other times it's laugh out loud funny. If you enjoy political satire, you will enjoy this book. The book's humor is grounded in historical accuracies and inaccuracies often with the funnier moments rising out of actual events. At times, it feels like the writers tried too hard to inject humor. At other times, the humor flows naturally. America, just like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, serves to remind us all that we often take ourselves and those who are telling us what to think way too seriously. Stewart's message, as always, seems to be one we should all take to heart. Think for yourself instead of being blindly lead by those in power.
T. L. Cooper grew up on a farm in Tollesboro, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University. Her poems, short stories, articles, and essays have appeared online, in books, and in magazines. Her published work includes a novel, All She Ever Wanted, five books of poetry, and a book of short stories. When not writing, she enjoys yoga, golf, creating plant-based recipes, and traveling. Currently, she resides in Albany, Oregon.