Thursday, March 4, 2010

The new "Daily Show" book takes a look at Earth

photoA report about the coming trade fair Book Expo America contains a bit of a scoop: the first official confirmation of the title of the new book from Jon Stewart and the staff of "The Daily Show." Here it is: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. (USA Today revealed last fall that Earth [The Book] was the working title.) It is, of course, the sequel to the best-selling America (The Book).

Stewart will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Book and Author Breakfast at Book Expo on May 27, where he will introduce Condoleezza Rice (promoting Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family), superstar novelist John Grisham, and Mary Roach (Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void). Stewart performed those duties at Book Expo in 2004; the program was shown on C-Span, so hopefully this one will be as well.

Earth (The Book) will be published in the fall. It is now available for pre-order from, in three different formats: hardcover, Kindle and audio book.