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The Book: A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

By Jon Stewart; David Javerbaum; Rory Albanese

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9780446199438, 244pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011


Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture -- all in a tome of 238 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts.

After two weeks of hard work, they had their book. EARTH (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.

About the Author
Jon Stewart has hosted his own critically acclaimed late-night talk show, starred in his own HBO special, " Unleavened, " and played himself on the cult hit "The Larry Sanders Show" Stewart lives in New York City.

David Javerbaum is a former head writer and executive producer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". He is the coauthor of that show's bestsellers, "America: The Book" and "Earth: The Book", and author of the pregnancy parody "What to Expect When You're Expected".