Review From User :
This was a fantastic book on several levels. First, the layout and design is stunning. Earth reminded me of the DK Eyewitness books for kids. There are gorgeous photos and images that draw the reader in, and sometime during the ogling of the images the reader finds him/herself reading all the text.
Second, the humor is spot-on. Even what might be considered crude humor has layers to it, and it seems that Stewart and The Daily Show never made a joke just for the sake of the joke. However, there are several lines that are crossed in this book, and considering that America (The Book) was eventually challenged and banned, I can pretty much guarantee that this one will be as well, if it hasn't been already.
That said, the nudity in several places and multiple centerfolds does not seem gratuitous. Stewart has points he wants to make, mostly ecological and political, and a lot of the hot topic sections merely act as clever covers.
Third, a reader can actually learn things from this book. Stewart et al must have done considerable research for this book. But, you need to be smart enough to know what is actual truth and what is Stewart snark.
I found this to be much more engaging than America (The Book) and I look forward to whatever Stewart chooses to tackle next.
Narrated by the author, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones and John Oliver
Length: 3 hours and 39 minutes
Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture – all in a lavishly produced audiobook of approximately 200 minutes.
After two weeks of hard work and nights in the recording studio, they had their audiobook. EARTH (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life’s most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.