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And Nothing But the Truthiness

And Nothing But the Truthiness

The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert

Lisa Rogak

St. Martin's Griffin

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In this biography, Lisa Rogak presents a funny and personal portrait of Stephen Colbert, the comedian who became the star of The Colbert Report. She reveals the tragedy that forever altered his family and charts his early yeaers, first as a serious acting student and later as a budding improv comic, before co-creating the cult TV show Strangers with Candy. And she offers a look inside The Daily Show, and the exclusive bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart formed that led to Colbert's own rise to celebrity.

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CHAPTER 1


WHEN STEPHEN TYRONE COLBERT was born, he was the youngest of eleven children—as well as the last—and the first new baby to arrive in the household in five years, which was an eternity considering that his parents brought...

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Praise for And Nothing But the Truthiness

“There are plenty of smiles in Lisa Rogak's assemblage of facts and anecdotes.” —USA Today

“In this carefully crafted, behind-the-scenes biography, Rogak succeeds in uncovering the ‘truthiness' about the real Colbert.” —Booklist

“When The Colbert Report was launched in 2005, the entire premise was based on that character, and enthusiastic fans will delight in Rogak's lengthy, detailed behind-the-scenes coverage of both the show and Colbert's controversial keynote speech at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner. The 40 pages of bibliographic notes indicate her extensive research for this engaging, entertaining biography, which succeeds in capturing Colbert's anarchic, iconoclastic spirit.” —Publishers Weekly

“Gives us insight into the man behind the mouth.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A conversational, multiperspective account of his life. ... This is the first major biography of Colbert and one fans will appreciate.” —Washington Independent Review of Books

Haunted Heart is a thoroughly respectful overview of King's life, and a great starter biography for new fans.” —The Boston Globe on Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King

“Rogak … has pieced together King's sometimes erratic life scrupulously into a clean, swift read.” —The Times (UK) on Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King

“An authoritative and accessible biography, absorbing from cover to cover.” —Library Journal on A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein

“A tribute to the unusual life of an extraordinary man.” —The Daily Texan on A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein

“Rogak doesn't miss a beat.” —The Daily Californian on A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein

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Read the Kirkus Review of AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTHINESS The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert. A serious(ish) look at the popular host of <em>The Colbert Report<em>. - Kirkus Reviews

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Lisa Rogak

LISA ROGAK is the author of more than forty books. She is the author of the Edgar and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King and is the editor of the New York Times bestselling book Barack Obama in His Own Words.

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