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Book Trailer Thursday: The Daily Show (The Book)

Although Jon Stewart retired from The Daily Show in August 2015, fans will not soon forget his legacy in comedy and politics. In The Daily Show (The Book) (Grand Central), which released last month, Chris Smith records the memories the cast, crew, and guests shared while Stewart fronted the Emmy Award-winning news satire.

In today’s corresponding trailer, amusing Polaroids of Stewart and his most famous guests—from Steve Carell to Samantha Bee—crowd the left-hand side of the screen while equally entertaining quotations about the show appear on the right. As Editor Donna Seaman says in her Booklist review, “This superbly well-edited choral work illuminates the enormous effort, creativity, collaboration, and hustle required for producing a hilarious, news-focused, four-times-a-week comedy show and the chutzpah necessary for taking on the powers-that-be.” Trevor Noah continues to push important issues to the forefront with tongue-in-cheek humor, but if you still want more tidbits about Stewart’s reign, be sure to pick up a copy of this oral history.

About the Author:

Biz Hyzy works as an editorial assistant for Booklist's Adult Books department, where she pilfers the most appealing ARCs before anyone else gets the chance. Besides reading, she enjoys swing dancing and ninja training (though, in her case, both include a lot of bumbling around).

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