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  • Angry Optimist

    The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    A New York Times BestsellerSince 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, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Angry Optimist

    The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    Narrated by Cassandra Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 16 min

    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 and on television today. In Angry Optimist, Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days to the short-lived but acclaimed Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on interviews with current and former ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Rachel Maddow

    A Biography

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    Narrated by Kirsten Potter ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news. Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain. In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Rachel Maddow

    A Biography

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news.Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that’s novel in today’s America: she uses her brain.In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity’s ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never hesitating ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Dogs of War

    The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    An incredible story of the largely unseen but vital role that dogs play in our armed forces, Lisa Rogak's The Dogs of War is a must-read for animal lovers everywhere.Military working dogs gained widespread attention after Cairo participated in the SEAL Team 6 mission that led to Osama bin Laden's death. Before that, few civilians realized that dogs served in combat, let alone that they could ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Michelle Obama in her Own Words

    The election of Barack Obama has brought worldwide attention not only to what his policies will be, but to what kind of First Lady Michelle Obama will be. Throughout the long campaign season, Michelle Robinson Obama garnered a good amount of attention, kudos and criticism about her words, actions, even her appearance, but few people know what kind of role she will play once she settles into the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Pope Francis in His Own Words

    The moment the identity of the newly elected 266th pontiff was revealed, it was clear to the thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square, and to the watching world, that this pope was different in fascinating and exciting ways — the first from Latin America, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. When Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • And Nothing But the Truthiness

    The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert

    by 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 ColbertNo other comedian can generate headlines today the way Stephen ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Dogs of Courage

    The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    A celebration of the amazing canines who perform feats of bravery every dayDogs 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 ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Haunted Heart

    The Life and Times of Stephen King

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    A fascinating look at the life of the author who created such modern classics as Carrie, IT, and The Shining.One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world today, Stephen King has become part of pop culture history. But who is the man behind those tales of horror, grief, and the supernatural? Where do these ideas come from? And what drives him to keep writing at a breakneck pace after a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Who Is Alex Trebek?

    A Biography

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    After a contestant wrote “We love you, Alex!” as his Final Jeopardy! answer, fans around the world quickly chimed in to proclaim their own love and support for beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. In the wake of his devastating cancer diagnosis, the moment provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on what the show — and the man – meant to them.It was no surprise, since millions of devoted viewers ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • A Boy Named Shel

    The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein

    by Lisa Rogak ...
    Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets.In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man ... Read more

    $11.99 USD