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LISA ROGAK is the author of more than forty books, including the biographies And Nothing but the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert and the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King. She is the editor of the New York Times bestselling book Barack Obama: In His Own Words.

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Praise for "Angry Optimist: " Praise for "And Nothing but the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert

""Enthusiastic fans will delight in Rogak's lengthy, detailed behind-the-scenes coverage. . . . This engaging, entertaining biography. . . succeeds in capturing Colbert's anarchic, iconoclastic spirit."--"Publishers Weekly

""In this carefully crafted, behind-the-scenes biography, Rogak succeeds in uncovering the 'truthiness' about the real Colbert."--"Booklist

""A conversational, multiperspective account of his life . . . This is the first major biography of Colbert and one [which] fans will appreciate."--"Library Journal

""Gives us insight into the man behind the mouth."--"Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for "And Nothing but the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert
""Enthusiastic fans will delight in Rogak's lengthy, detailed behind-the-scenes coverage. . . . This engaging, entertaining biography. . . succeeds in capturing Colbert's anarchic, iconoclastic spirit."--"Publishers Weekly
""In this carefully crafted, behind-the-scenes biography, Rogak succeeds in uncovering the 'truthiness' about the real Colbert."--"Booklist
""A conversational, multiperspective account of his life . . . This is the first major biography of Colbert and one [which] fans will appreciate."--"Library Journal
""Gives us insight into the man behind the mouth."--"Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for "Angry Optimist""Including both humorous and serious insights from colleagues, Rogak presents a detailed picture of the Comedy Central show, revealing exhausting writing schedules, dogs in the office, interns running around at top speed and people who aren't particularly enamored with the host. ... An inside look at the man who changed the face of comedy talk shows." --Shelf AwarenessPraise for "And Nothing but the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert
""Enthusiastic fans will delight in Rogak's lengthy, detailed behind-the-scenes coverage. . . . This engaging, entertaining biography. . . succeeds in capturing Colbert's anarchic, iconoclastic spirit."--"Publishers Weekly
""In this carefully crafted, behind-the-scenes biography, Rogak succeeds in uncovering the 'truthiness' about the real Colbert."--"Booklist
""A conversational, multiperspective account of his life . . . This is the first major biography of Colbert and one [which] fans will appreciate."--"Library Journal
""Gives us insight into the man behind the mouth."--"Kirkus Reviews"

Including both humorous and serious insights from colleagues, Rogak presents a detailed picture of the Comedy Central show, revealing exhausting writing schedules, dogs in the office, interns running around at top speed and people who aren't particularly enamored with the host. An inside look at the man who changed the face of comedy talk shows. "Shelf Awareness"

Lots of laughs as well as some surprising pieces of information. "Examiner.com"

Sheds an expansive light on the vertically challenged, humorous young boy from not-so-humble New Jersey beginnings, and the strides and stumbles he weathered on his journey to becoming a multi-faceted man of media. "Cleveland Plain Dealer""


Including both humorous and serious insights from colleagues, Rogak presents a detailed picture of the Comedy Central show, revealing exhausting writing schedules, dogs in the office, interns running around at top speed and people who aren't particularly enamored with the host. An inside look at the man who changed the face of comedy talk shows. Shelf Awareness

Lots of laughs as well as some surprising pieces of information. Examiner.com

Sheds an expansive light on the vertically challenged, humorous young boy from not-so-humble New Jersey beginnings, and the strides and stumbles he weathered on his journey to becoming a multi-faceted man of media. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"Including both humorous and serious insights from colleagues, Rogak presents a detailed picture of the Comedy Central show, revealing exhausting writing schedules, dogs in the office, interns running around at top speed and people who aren't particularly enamored with the host. ... An inside look at the man who changed the face of comedy talk shows." --Shelf Awareness

"Lots of laughs as well as some surprising pieces of information." --Examiner.com

"Sheds an expansive light on the vertically challenged, humorous young boy from not-so-humble New Jersey beginnings, and the strides and stumbles he weathered on his journey to becoming a multi-faceted man of media." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

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