Log in

No account? Create an account
The Most Important Book Club...Ever

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> profile

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
9:33 am - Book by Daily Show writer
rkutner Hey y'all,

This is Rob Kutner, a writer for TDS. I know this is not *technically* what you mean by Daily Show books, but just in case... I have a written a new book out in stores now, called APOCALYPSE HOW

It's a tongue-in-cheek "survival" that guide goes through topical chapters on Food, Clothing, Shelter, Social Life, Dating, Family, Marriage, Recreation, Career, Wealth, and much more -- to show you how the world to come will be much better than the current one. 

Check out Jon's and Stephen's raves, as well as some TOTALLY FREE excerpts at


To give you a taste, here's an animated promo for it voiced by Rob Riggle:


And another one,  voiced by TDS producer Elliot Kalan (he's the bespectacled nasally voiced kid who does walk-ons sometimes - most recently, he came on to correct Jon about Wolverine's skeleton being made of adamantium)

What? What's that you say? You need no further convincing, and just want to buy it NOW?


Thanks everyone, and Happy Surviving!

<read some more>

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
7:54 pm

I just picked up Running On Empty: How the Deomocractic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About Itby Peter. G. Peterson.

At first I was a bit worried about the credibility of someone named Peter Peterson. Oh, how he must've been made fun of as a child. Then I realized "Oh, wait... if he got picked on a bunch he must have something in common with me!" Plus, the cover says John McCain likes it. And Jon seems cool with Mr. McCain so I figured it must be okay.
Has anyone else read it?

What I really wanted to pick up, but forgot the name & author was Defecit of Decency by Zell Miller... has anyone here read that?
I am really excited and sort of disgustingly girlishly giddy about reading my first politically-oriented book. To me, this feels more exciting and fulfilling than my social life has been the past few months. Then again, my social life hasn't exactly been a page turner lately either.

so.. yeah. i just wanted to share this all with people who might actually (but probably don't) give a shit. or maybe have felt the same before. and stuff.
hope you're having a lovely evening.

<1 page : read some more>

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
12:54 am - Book List

Hey, I've been thinking of compiling a booklist from The Daily Show for awhile, but alas, I don't have very many of the old episodes on hand. If anyone could lend a hand and fill in the gaps, as well as keep the list updated (Late Night TV page has an excellent guest listening schedule with links), I'd be very grateful.

12/09/02 - Al Gore - The Spirit of Family
12/09/02 - Al Gore - Joined at the Heart: The Transformation of the American Family
02/05/03 - Arianna Huffington - Pigs at the Trough : How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
03/18/03 - Eric Alterman - What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News
08/18/03 - Jim Hightower - Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country - And It's Time to Take It Back
08/20/03 - Will Shortz - Will Shortz's Favorite Crossword Puzzles from the Pages of The New York Times
09/09/03 - Al Franken - Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them
09/16/03 - Madeleine Albright - Madam Secretary: A Memoir
10/06/03 - Michael Moore - Dude, Where's my Country?
10/08/03 - Hillary Rodham Clinton - Living History
10/20/03 - Henry Kissinger - Crisis : The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises: Based on the Record of Henry Kissinger's Hitherto Secret Telephone Conversations
10/22/03 - Walter Isaacson - Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
01/26/04 - Ken Auletta - Backstory: Inside the Business of News
01/27/04 - David Frum - An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror
02/09/04 - Charles Lewis - The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers - and What They Expect in Return
02/24/04 - John Podhoretz - Bush Country : How Dubya Became a Great President While Driving Liberals Insane
03/16/04 - John Stossel - Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media...
03/30/04 - Richard Clarke - Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
03/31/04 - Karen Hughes - Ten Minutes from Normal
04/21/04 - John Gibson - Hating America: The New World Sport
04/22/04 - Arianna Huffington - Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America
04/28/04 - Fareed Zakaria - The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
04/29/04 - Bob Woodward - Plan of Attack
05/05/04 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Brothers In Arms : The Epic Story of the 761St Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes
05/10/04 - John McCain - Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life
05/11/04 - Tim Russert - Big Russ and Me: Father and Son - Lessons of Life
06/03/04 - Mario M. Cuomo - Why Lincoln Matters: Today More than Ever
06/07/04 - Donna Brazile - Cooking with Grease : Stirring the Pots in American Politics
06/14/04 - Sebastian Junger - The Perfect Storm: A True Story About Men Against the Sea
06/16/04 - Robert B. Reich - Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America
06/21/04 - Stephen F. Hayes - The Connection: How al Quaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussain has Endangered America
06/29/04 - Edward Conlon - Blue Blood
06/30/04 - Calvin Trillin - Obliviously on He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme
07/06/04 - Ralph Nader - The Good Fight: Declare your Independence and Close the Democracy Gap
07/14/04 - Sarah Vowell - The Partly Cloudy Patriot
08/09/04 - Bill Clinton - My Life
08/10/04 - Maureen Dowd - Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk
08/12/04 - Ben Fritz - All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth
09/21/04 - Richard Clarke - Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
09/29/04 - Seymour Hersh - Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
10/07/04 - Bill O'Reilly - The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
11/01/04 - Chris Wallace - Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
11/10/04 - Tom Wolfe - I am Charlotte Simmons
11/11/04 - Kenneth Pollack - The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America
11/15/04 - Kay Bailey Hutchison - American Heroines: The Spirited Women who Shaped our Country
11/17/04 - Thomas Frank - What's the Matter with Kansas?
12/01/04 - Christopher Hitchens - Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays
12/02/04 - Stephen King - Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
12/08/04 - Seth Mnookin - Hard News: The Scandals at The New York Times and Their Meaning for American Media
12/14/04 - Dore Gold - Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos
01/06/05 - Howard Zinn - Voices of a People's History of the United States
01/10/05 - John Grisham - The Broker
01/18/05 - Jim Wallis - God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
01/24/05 - Richard A. Viguerie - America's Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power
01/27/05 - Christine Todd Whitman - It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America
02/14/05 - Redmond O'Hanlon - Trawler
02/15/05 - Eric Idle - The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
02/17/05 - Peter W. Huber - The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
03/01/05 - Nancy Soderberg - The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might
03/03/05 - Ari Fleischer - Taking Heat: The President, the Press, and My Years in the White House
03/07/05 - Melissa Boyle Mahle - Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11
03/10/05 - Paul Krugman - The Great Unraveling: Losing our Way in the New Century
03/14/05 - Harry G. Frankfurt - On Bullshit
03/15/05 - Tom Fenton - Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All
03/24/05 - The RZA - The Wu-Tang Manual: Enter the 36 Chambers
04/04/05 - Reggie Miller - I Love Being the Enemy
04/05/05 - Thomas L. Friedman - Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism
04/11/05 - Byron York - The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President - and Why They'll Try Even Harder Next Time
04/12/05 - Bob Dole - One Soldier's Story: A Memoir
04/13/05 - John Avlon - Independent Nation: How Centrism Can Change American Politics
04/19/05 - Sarah Vowell - Assassination Vacation
04/21/05 - Reza Aslan - No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
04/25/05 - Floyd Abrams - Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment
05/02/05 - Zell Miller - A Deficit Of Decency
05/11/05 - Al Roker - Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood
05/31/05 - Gerald L. Posner - Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-U.S. Connection
06/06/05 - Newt Gingrich - Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory
06/07/05 - Steven Johnson - Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Pop Culture is Actually Making us Smarter
06/13/05 - Larry Diamond - Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq
06/15/05 - Flynt Leverett - Inheriting Syria: Basher's Trial by Fire
06/16/05 - Kenneth Timmerman - Countdown to Crisis
06/22/05 - Bill Moyers - Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times
06/23/05 - Howard Dean - You Have the Power
06/27/05 - Hanna Rosin - God and Country, The New Yorker

XX/XX/XX - David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day

current mood: sleepy

<8 pages : read some more>

> top of page