Angry Optimist

The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

Lisa Rogak

Thomas Dunne Books

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Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media and on television today. In Angry Optimist, Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days and the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, she reveals how things work behind the scenes at The Daily Show.

With speculation simmering about Stewart's possible retirement from The Daily Show and a contentious midterm election ahead in 2014, this biography may come to serve as a capstone for a comedian who has wielded incredible power in American politics.

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Lisa Rogak

LISA ROGAK is the author of more than forty books, including the biographies And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert and the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King. She is the editor of the New York Times bestselling book Barack Obama in His Own Words.

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Angry Optimist
The Life and Times of Jon Stewart
Lisa Rogak

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
9/9/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250014443
ISBN10: 1250014441
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages, Includes 14 black-and-white photographs throughout
$25.99
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