Jon Stewart says torture re-classified as 'freedom tickling'
Comedy Central's satirical 'news anchor' Jon Stewart brought comic relief to election year politics and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal when he introduced his new book, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (Warner Books; September 20, 2004) at BookExpo America 2004. After reporting that torture had been re-classified as 'freedom tickling,' the irreverent host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning show, The Daily Show, took random questions from the audience, and in a tour de force comic improvisation, satirized everything in sight, including his own The Daily Show. With characteristic tongue-in-cheek deadpan humor, Stewart took on spin doctors, politicians and the media; did a riff on Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein; and even poked fun at the audience.
Book and Author Headlines
Art Spiegelman's first new book in a dozen years tells story of the day the world ended: Author of Maus depicts personal and political impressions of September 11, 2001, in new book, In the Shadow of No Towers
Graydon Carter reports human, social, economic and political costs of Bush years: Award-winning magazine editor details tangible and intangible costs of Bush war on terror in new book, What We've Lost
Jane Pauley's new book flies high on bestsellers lists; hits stores in time for new TV venture: New daytime talk show marks fresh chapter in TV anchor's career
Ron Suskind prays President Bush will embrace complexity, admit mistakes: Pulitzer Prize-winner calls out 'Mayberry Machiavellians' in White House; laments lack of interest in real facts and full disclosure
Maureen Dowd sees 'Freudian' teenage rebellion' in Bushworld: NY Times columnist finds 'darker, more complicated White House' under W
Donna Brazile blasts Conservatives: Former Gore campaign manager says right-wing 'hijacked God' and 'duped' Americans into war
P.J. O'Rourke says Jesus is his favorite comedian and Peace Kills: Irreverent author presents new book and likens Dems to farmers with three-legged pigs
Joe Wilson says Bush contact with criminal defense lawyer 'disconcerting': Former U.S. Ambassador autographs new book, The Politics of Truth; says truth is something Bush Administration is 'not familiar with'
Linda Chavez bashes labor union bosses; defends Bush, Reagan, and religion in politics: Political pundit says without labor unions Clinton would not have been President and John Kerry 'doesn't have a chance'
Poet Doc Patrick Clary, Dying For Beginners.
At the heart of this poetry by Patrick Clary are often tough and sometimes terrible details, generated out of an intensely lived, closely observed life as an unarmed medic in platoons patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, an intern in the hospital emergency rooms of New York City, and a nationally recognized Poet-Doctor ministering tothe spiritual and bodily pains of theterminally ill in New Hampshire. His first book of poetry, Notes from a Loveletter, was published under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks compare notes on life, lit, and love.
Bestselling, award-winning authors Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks take the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International to talk about their most recent books and compare notes on life, literature, and love.
Liz Gutman and Jen King offer a 'liddabit' of sweet talk with Heather McPherson and Yvan Lemoine.
Candy entrepreneurs Liz Gutman and Jen King brought their confectionery talents to the 2012 Miami Book Fair International, along with food journalist Heather McPherson and Food Network TV's chef Yvan Lemoine for an exploration of gourmet, regional, and ethnic food innovation.
Roz Chast tells all in 'What I Hate'.
Staff cartoonist at The New Yorker and bestselling author of childrens and adult graphic books, Roz Chast talks about What I Hate and what she loves most.
Alice Hoffman meets fans and autographs 'The Dovekeepers'.
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman talks with fans as she autographs her most recent novel, 'The Dovekeepers' at BookExpo America 2011.