Today, our Audio Reviews Spotlight shines on the nonfiction side and Kevin Bleyer’s Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States. The audiobook is narrated by Bleyer — a writer for The Daily Show — and available from Random House Audio.
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Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States
Kevin Bleyer, read by the author. Random House Audio, unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-449-00913-0
An Emmy Award–winning writer for The Daily Show, Kevin Bleyer does the unthinkable and rewrites the United States Constitution in his sharp and intensely witty latest effort that shows listeners just how out of date the American system of government is and what can be done to get with the times. Turning in a skillful and hilarious performance, Bleyer never fails to antagonize both left and right as he cuts into modern government and its officials. Bleyer’s tone is sharp and cynical, but to his credit, he never sounds angry or confrontational. His approach is from a comedic perspective, but — luckily for listeners — he also has an important message: America is out of touch with itself. An endlessly enjoyable listening experience. A Random House hardcover. (May)