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An American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015.
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The Reason I Jump
The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
by Naoki Higashida (Mar 21, 2016)
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One of the most remarkable books Ive ever read. Its truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.Jon Stewart, The Daily ShowNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR The Wall Street Journal  Bloomberg Business  BookishFINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYouve never read a book like The Reason I Ju...
Jon Stewart
Feb 26, 2015
It is the most illuminating book I have ever read on the syndrome [of autism] and on the individual...I don’t normally urge you—The Reason I Jump is on the bookshelves now. Please, if you get a chance, please pick it up. It is remarkable.     source
Empty Mansions
The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
by Bill Dedman (Apr 21, 2014)
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When Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 mi...
Jon Stewart
Sep 10, 2013
It’s one of those incredible stories you didn’t know existed, It filled a void.      source
Absence of Mind
The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (The Terry Lectures Series)
by Marilynne Robinson (Jun 27, 2011)
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One of our best contemporary writers explores the tension between science and religion and reveals how our concept of mind determines how we understand and value human nature and human civilization In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thoug...
Jon Stewart
Jul 08, 2010
You must get!     source
No god but God
The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
by Reza Aslan (Aug 29, 2011)
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A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller ZealotINTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER  A finalist for the Guardian First Book Award In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islamthe origins and evolution of the faithin all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition ad...
Jon Stewart
Apr 21, 2005
It's a fascinating book and really just well thought out written      source
Without You, There Is No Us
Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite
by Suki Kim (Oct 12, 2015)
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A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but grad...
Jon Stewart
It’s like no other book I’ve ever read. It’s a look into a society and culture objectively, yet humanizing, terrifying, amazing     source