Praise for And Nothing But the Truthiness:
“In this carefully crafted, behind-the-scenes biography, Rogak succeeds in uncovering the ‘truthiness’ about the real Colbert.”
“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.”
“Gives us insight into the man behind the mouth.”
"A conversational, multiperspective account of his life. ... This is the first major biography of Colbert and one fans will appreciate."
"Ms. Rogak’s method of introducing Colbert the Person and Colbert the Character is near faultless. ... This biography could have easily been titled The Tale of Two Colberts; however, Colbert’s signature 'truthiness' seems to befit the style and enjoyment Ms. Rogak obviously had writing And Nothing But the Truthiness."
--New York Journal of Books
"As close to a bio of the man — rather than the persona who hosts 'The Colbert Report' — that we'll see anytime soon."
--New York Daily News
"With a subject as interesting as Stephen Colbert the person, and discussion of a concept as original as the character of Stephen Colbert, the book is definitely worth reading."
--Washington Independent Review of Books
Praise for Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King:
“Haunted Heart is a thoroughly respectful overview of King’s life, and a great starter biography for new fans.”
—The Boston Globe
“Rogak … has pieced together King’s sometimes erratic life scrupulously into a clean, swift read.”
—The Times (UK)
Praise for A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein:
“An authoritative and accessible biography, absorbing from cover to cover.”
“A tribute to the unusual life of an extraordinary man.”
“Rogak doesn’t miss a beat.”