is a collection of essays and short stories written in 1998 by Naked Pictures of Famous People: Another Example of Blatantly False Advertising Jon Stewart, who now hosts . It was the first book Stewart wrote, followed by The Daily Show , which he co-authored with "The Daily Show" staff. America (The Book) Naked Pictures was a national best seller, known for its biting wit and political satire. It features several different formats for its chapters, from two person dialogues to formal letters.
The "chapters" include:
"Breakfast at Kennedy's" - A journal of a man's friendship with John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family. "A Very Hanson Christmas: 1996-1999" - Christmas newsletters from the Hanson family which get increasingly disturbing as the boys become famous. "Lack of Power: The Ford Tapes" - Lost tape recordings from the Ford administration. "Martha Stewart's Vagina" - A Martha Stewart show script where she tells viewers how to furbish their vaginas. "The New Judaism" - Jon presents ideas to save a dying religion. "Pen Pals" - Letters from Princess Diana to Mother Teresa. "Local News" - The death of the Taco Bell chihuahua. "The Last Supper or the Dead Waiter" - The Last Supper from the point of view of a waiter. "Da Vinci: The Lost Notebook" - Da Vinci's sketches describing unusual inventions. "The Cult" - Jon imagining himself as a cult leader. "Five Under Five" - Five notable kids under five years old. "The Recipe" - A recipe for an awards show. "The Devil and William Gates" - Bill Gates sells his soul to the devil. "Vincent and Theo on AOL" - Jon posing as Vincent van Gogh on an AOL chat room "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold" - A man who plots revenge at his high school reunion with the aid of a monster he created. "Adolf Hitler: The Larry King Interview" - An interview with an apologetic Adolf Hitler on . Larry King Live "Lenny Bruce: The Making of a Sitcom" - A fictional sitcom by Lenny Bruce. " Microsoft Word '98 Suggested Spelling and Usage" - A list of spell check suggestions Jon encountered while writing the book.
Perhaps inspired by the title of the book, Stewart's collaboration with
's team, The Daily Show , actually included doctored "naked pictures" of the nine members of the America (The Book) Supreme Court. External links [edit ]