Naked Pictures of Famous People

Naked Pictures of Famous People

Book - 1998 | First edition.
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He's the MTV generation's master of modern humor, a star of film, TV, and the comedy stage. This sultan of savvy serves up a whip-smart, utterly original collection of comic essays in Naked Pictures of Famous People. And as of January 11, 1999, you can enjoy the intelligence and self-deprecating charm he brings to contemporary comedy on "The Daily Show."

In his first book, he translates that unique talent to the page, with humorous forays into a vast array of subjects: fashion, urban life, fast cars, cocktail culture, modern Jewishness, politics, and dating.

A seethingly irreverent wit, Stewart has a genius for language and brilliant timing that makes his up-to-the-minute collection a must-have for humor lovers in search of a Woody Allen for the 90s.

Publisher: New York : Rob Weisbach Books, [1998]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780688155308
Branch Call Number: 814.54 Stewa
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 26, 2018

Not funny. Jon Stewart is better than this! How he ever thought this was funny is puzzling.

Nov 14, 2012

Maybe the book seems dated, but most of the humour seems recycled and generic, and worst of all, falls flat. There's the typical Jewish humour, Martha Stewart humour, and political humour, as was par the course in 1998, but I wouldn't dare say that these essays are "whip-smart takes on politics, religion, and celebrity" as the back cover blurb claims. It's not exactly the Daily Show either, so even fans of Jon Stewart's hugely successful newsshow satire may be disappointed. Overall, it's mediocre. I was disappointed. I probably wouldn't recommend this book, even as an example of Jon Stewart material.

Mar 29, 2010

This book was written in 1998 and yet Jon ponders and predicts a lot of things that do come to be. At one point he tries to envision life in the year 2010, the year I decided to read this book! spooky.

It was before his TV fame and before Bush and yet still very interesting and funny, especially knowing things that we know now it almost makes the book ironic. Ex. there is a chapter in the book on Jon's theory that Bill Gates made a pact with the devil in-order to be successful and he talks about his ups and downs with he creations, little did he know what was in-store fore the Windows empire... very funny.

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