The Daily Show Reading Club

A list of books written by authors who have been on The Daily Show. Like the Oprah book club, but better.
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message 1: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather "Like the Oprah book club, but better."

At least Oprah reads the books in her club.


message 2: by Jenn (new)

Jenn REally Greyweather? Whose to say Oprah really reads those books and doesnt just stick a sticker on there and tell you to read it?


message 3: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Rasch and what makes you think Jon doesn't read his books? He admits, on occasion, to not having read them, but the vast majority of the time his interviews make it quite clear he's read the author's book.


message 4: by Maggie (new)

Maggie Greyweather wrote: ""Like the Oprah book club, but better."

At least Oprah reads the books in her club."


I think I'll echo Jenny on this one. What makes you think he doesn't read them? The major difference between Jon Stewart and Oprah is that Jon Stewart has a new author every other day. Rarely is there a full week of the Daily Show without at least one author, that's a lot more books than Oprah puts on her list so perhaps Jon doesn't read them ALL, who could?


message 5: by Carolyn (last edited Apr 15, 2011 09:02PM) (new)

Carolyn Jon's a reader. Oprah is "too busy" - she probably has people who do the reading for her. Then she gets cheat sheets.


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Spacaj-Gorham When it comes to a host reading the guests books, does it count if he actually reads the executive summary?


message 7: by Caitlin (last edited Aug 20, 2012 12:52AM) (new)

Caitlin Oprah hires people to read the books for her, hell she can pay anyone to do anything she wants. Jon clearly reads most, if not all of, the authors' books he has on the show. But coming up with new material, setting up all the shit for his show everyday, practicing the show prior to air time, takes time too. It takes quite a man to read four or five books a week at least well enough to have a great intellectual conversation and discussion with their authors. I love Jon Stewart through and through. He can do it all, and he does it all with integrity and a sense of humor.


message 8: by Naomi (new)

Naomi Is there a group for this?


message 11: by EmilieSA (new)

EmilieSA I'm not sure you can help me but I'm losing hope to ever find that book. I'm looking for a book that appeared in the Daily Show years ago. I can't remember the author or the title (see my problem?) but it was a book about sects, the author went 'undercover' in certain sects and the book is about his experience. I'm sorry if this request doesn't fit here, it's been months I'm looking for it and I just can't find it, so I'm sending a last bottle into the sea.


message 12: by SparksofEmber (new)

SparksofEmber Emilie wrote: "I'm not sure you can help me but I'm losing hope to ever find that book. I'm looking for a book that appeared in the Daily Show years ago. I can't remember the author or the title (see my problem?)..."

I suggest you try asking at this group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


message 13: by lethe (last edited Jan 14, 2021 01:23AM) (new)

lethe Removed Fateful Destiny: An Epic Struggle to Change the Course of American History (debut author spamming numerous lists through sockpuppets/alter egos, not been on the Daily Show).


message 14: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed Journey to the West. Promotional author spam and the author has most certainly not been on The Daily Show.


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