Jon Stewart
Book Recommendations

  • Without You, There Is No Us

    Without You, There Is No Us

    Without You, There Is No Us

    Suki Kim
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.92 (17,999)

    A haunting memoir of teaching english to the sons of north korea's ruling class during the last six months of kim jong-il's reignevery day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to kim jong-il and north korea: without you, there is no motherland. without you, there is no us. it is a chilling scene, but gradually suki kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. it is 2011, and all universities in north korea have been shut down for an

    Jon Stewart

    It's like no other book I've ever read. It's a look into a society and culture objectively, yet humanizing, terrifying, amazing.

     — Source

  • Too Big to Fail

    Too Big to Fail

    Too Big to Fail

    Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Business & Economics
    4.13 (37,635)

    Andrew ross sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the great depression developed into a global tsunami. from inside the corner office at lehman brothers to secret meetings in south korea, and the corridors of washington, too big to fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world’s economy. “we’ve got to get some foam down on the runway!” a

    Jon Stewart

    I have read it. It's excellent

    Dec 9, 2009 — Source

  • The Psychopath Test

    The Psychopath Test

    The Psychopath Test

    Jon Ronson
    Psychology
    3.94 (135,608)

    In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. the psychopath test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. jon ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. an influential psychologist who is convinced that many important ceos and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal

    Jon Stewart

    Get a hold of it.

    May 16, 2011 — Source

  • Slander

    Slander

    Slander

    Ann Coulter
    Political Science
    3.41 (2,433)

    The hottest and most controversial book of the year! find out who really controls the media in america.“[ann coulter] is never in doubt. and that, along with her bright writing, sense of irony and outrage, and her relish at finally hitting back at political opponents (especially in the media) is what makes such refreshing and provocative reading.”—los angeles times“[ann coulter] is a fluent polemicist with a gift for menckenesque invective . . . and she can harness such language to subtle, syllogistic argument.”—washington post book world“the most popular nonfiction book

    Jon Stewart

    It strikes me as an old liberal, conservative battle between the older paradigm.

    Jul 17, 2002 — Source

  • No God but God

    No God but God

    No God but God

    Reza Aslan
    Religion
    4.09 (25,663)

    In no god but god, internationally acclaimed scholar reza aslan explains islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. this updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced islam’s position in modern culture. aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the middle east mean for the future of islam in the region, how the internet and social media have affected islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the

    Jon Stewart

    It's a fascinating book and well written

    Apr 21, 2005 — Source

  • Life, Animated

    Life, Animated

    Life, Animated

    Ron Suskind
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.21 (2,702)

    What if you were trapped in a disney movie? in all of them, actually – from dumbo to peter pan to the lion king -- and had to learn about life and love mostly from what could be gleaned from animated characters, dancing across a screen of color? asking this question opens a doorway to the most extraordinary of stories. it is the saga of owen suskind, who happens to be the son of one of america's most noted writers, the pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author ron suskind. he's also

    Jon Stewart

    Phenomenal story

    May 13, 2014 — Source

  • Absence of Mind

    Absence of Mind

    Absence of Mind

    Marilynne Robinson
    Religion
    3.81 (893)

    In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer marilynne robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought—science, religion, and consciousness. crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, absence of mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. in robinson’s view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like richard dawkins might suggest. instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. it engages the problem of

    Jon Stewart

    You must get

    Jul 8, 2010 — Source

  • All In

    All In

    All In

    Paula Broadwell,Vernon Loeb
    3.19 (472)

    General david petraeus is the most transformative leader the american military has seen since the generation of marshall. in the "new york times" bestseller "all in," military expert paula broadwell examines petraeus's career, his intellectual development as a military officer, and his impact on the u.s. military. afforded extensive access by general petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends, broadwell reported on the front lines of fighting and at the strategic command in afghanistan to chronicle the experiences of this american general as they were brought to bear

    Jon Stewart

    There's great juicy anecdote in there about his plans for presidency

    Jan 25, 2012 — Source

  • Packing for Mars
    Jon Stewart

    It's hilarious.

    Aug 2, 2010 — Source

  • The Breakthrough

    The Breakthrough

    The Breakthrough

    Charles Graeber
    Health & Fitness
    4.29 (1,038)

    For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine's most confounding mysteries: why doesn't our immune system recognize and fight cancer the way it does other diseases, like the common cold?as it turns out, the answer to that question can be traced to a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses-tricks that scientists have only recently discovered and learned to defeat. the result is what many are calling cancer's "penicillin moment," a revolutionary discovery in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it.in

    Jon Stewart

    It's a very interesting story.

    Jan 27, 2009 — Source

  • I Like You

    I Like You

    I Like You

    Amy Sedaris
    Cooking
    3.86 (40,165)

    Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? a dinner party for white-collar workers? a festive gathering for the grieving? don't despair. take a cue from entertaining expert amy sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving. no matter the style or size of the gathering-from the straightforward to the bizarre-i like you provides jackpot recipes and solid advice laced with amy's blisteringly funny take on entertaining, plus four-color photos and enlightening sidebars on everything it takes to pull off

    Jon Stewart

    It's got real hospitality and very funny.

    Oct 17, 2006 — Source

  • The World Is Flat

    The World Is Flat

    The World Is Flat

    Thomas L. Friedman
    Social Science
    3.68 (104,378)

    When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter y2k to march 2004 , what will they say was the most crucial development? the attacks on the world trade center on 9/11 and the iraq war? or the convergence of technology and events that allowed india, china, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, giving them

    Jon Stewart

    It's a really interesting premise

    Apr 5, 2005 — Source

  • The Signal and the Noise

    The Signal and the Noise

    The Signal and the Noise

    Nate Silver
    Business & Economics
    3.96 (48,436)

    Nate silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth. he solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. silver is the founder and editor in chief of fivethirtyeight.com. drawing on his own groundbreaking work, silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding

    Jon Stewart

    Buy it and also at the same time a calculator

    Oct 17, 2012 — Source