And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert By Lisa Rogak
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
- ISBN-10: 0312616104
- ISBN-13: 978-0312616106
Stephen Colbert is really two people: Colbert the Person and Colbert the Character, and a little like a good police drama, figuring out who you are watching on “The Colbert Report” or on stage can be a bit of a challenge.
Ms. Rogak’s method of introducing Colbert the Person and Colbert the Character is near faultless. Not an easy trick to do when one personality seems to roll into the other as Colbert switches fore and back faster than 2012 Republican presidential front runners.
The dynamics of the book center on two questions:
1) Where does Stephen Colbert the Character end and Stephen Colbert the Person begin, and;
2) Is it Col-bear or Col-bert?