My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Is global warming real? Perhaps, and if so, Jon Stewart has written a field guide for whomever may come afterwards when we’ve destroyed ourselves and our planet. He certainly is thorough, skewering everything from anatomy to advertising to fast food to Florence Henderson. Because the narrative is broken into chunks much smaller than typical chapters, Earth is a book better browsed than read cover to cover. Humor is a funny thing, and too much of it in a single dose dilutes its impact. But there are plenty of pictures, with dryly comical captions. Also included are some serious messages – warnings, really – beneath all the badinage. If you enjoy Stewart and his brand of satire and silliness, you’re likely to enjoy his latest brainchild. If not, there’s a lot here to offend a lot of readers, especially in the areas of sex and religion. Not to mention politics…..