And Nothing But The Truthiness

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429990546
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And Nothing But The Truthiness from the Author: Lisa Rogak. A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report. "My name is Stephen Colbert, but I actually play someone on television named Stephen Colbert, who looks like me and talks like me, but who says things with a straight face [that] he doesn't mean."—Stephen Colbert No other comedian can generate headlines today the way Stephen Colbert can. With his appearance at a Congressional hearing, his rally in Washington, D.C., his bestselling book, his creation of the now-accepted word truthiness, and of course his popular TV show, nearly everyone (except the poor Congressional fools who agree to be interviewed on his show) has heard of him. Yet all these things are part of a character also named Stephen Colbert. Who is he really? In And Nothing But the Truthiness, biographer Lisa Rogak examines the man behind the character. She reveals the roots of his humor, growing up as the youngest of eleven siblings, and the tragedy that forever altered the family. She charts his early years earning his chops first as a serious acting student and later as a budding impov comic, especially his close connection with Amy Sedaris, which led to the cult TV show Strangers with Candy. And Rogak offers a look inside how The Daily Show works, and the exclusive bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart formed that would lead to Colbert's own rise to celebrity. A behind-the-scenes look into the world of one of the biggest comedians in America, And Nothing But the Truthiness is a terrific read for any resident of Colbert Nation.

Dogs Of Courage

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250021758
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Dogs Of Courage from the Author: Lisa Rogak. A celebration of the amazing canines who perform feats of bravery every day Dogs don't just make lovable pets. They also work at an incredible number of jobs, helping humans in countless ways. From working with search-and-rescue teams to find missing persons to helping patients recover from injuries, Lisa Rogak covers the many ways in which dogs are an essential part of our world. And she tells the surprising stories of regular dogs who have gone above and beyond to help their owners—and even each other. Dogs of Courage reveals the heartwarming and awe-inspiring stories of these hard-working dogs, from the training they receive to the ways we honor their sacrifices and reward their years of service. Affirming what every dog lover knows, this book shows how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.

Angry Optimist

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466841060
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Angry Optimist from the Author: Lisa Rogak. A New York Times Bestseller 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. In Angry Optimist, biographer Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to stardom. She follows him from his early days growing up in New Jersey, through his years as a struggling standup comic in New York, and on to the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show. And she charts his humbling string of near-misses—passed over as a replacement for shows hosted by Conan O'Brien, Tom Snyder, and even the fictional Larry Sanders—before landing on a half-hour comedy show that at the time was still finding its footing amidst roiling internal drama. Once there, Stewart transformed The Daily Show into one of the most influential news programs on television today. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, Rogak reveals how things work—and sometimes don't work—behind the scenes at The Daily Show, led by Jon Stewart, a comedian who has come to wield incredible power in American politics.

Dan Brown The Unauthorized Biography

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466841362
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Dan Brown The Unauthorized Biography from the Author: Lisa Rogak. The Revealing Story of Dan Brown, the Man Who Outsold the Bible The Da Vinci Code made Dan Brown one of the most popular authors in history. Yet he's also one of the most secretive, rarely granting interviews or making public appearances. In this illuminating biography, Lisa Rogak uncovers the life of the high school English teacher and singer/songwriter who became one of the world's bestselling writers. She recounts his bumpy road to publishing success and the legal battle that he fought and won. And she sheds light on the writing process--- and Brown's fascination with puzzles and codes--- that has brought us Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Inferno. For the first time in paperback, this revised-and-updated biography offers fans a chance to learn more about the author whose novels have captivated millions of readers.