Overstated by Colin Quinn audiobook

Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States

By Colin Quinn

Macmillan Audio 9781250268440
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 09/22/2020

    ISBN: 9781250770691

How can a nation composed of states that range from Utah (“The church of states”) to Vermont (“The state of relevant old people”) possibly hang together? In Colin Quinn's new audiobook, the popular comedian, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today. This program is read by the author. Running state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii, Quinn calls us out and identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government—after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today?—to dead-on-funny observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all, red, blue, and purple, and is infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being. As Quinn writes, “We made promises in the Constitution that no one can live up to. A representative democracy has a lot of flaws to it—because representatives are humans. They have to deal with hundreds of different needs and personalities in their districts. And there are just too many people! It’s like your wedding. You plan the tables to make sure the people who hate each other don’t sit too close. You want to say ‘hi’ to everybody, but ultimately you spend time with the people with the biggest envelope.” A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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How can a nation composed of states that range from Utah (“The church of states”) to Vermont (“The state of relevant old people”) possibly hang together? In Colin Quinn's new audiobook, the popular comedian, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today. This program is read by the author. Running state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii, Quinn calls us out and identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government—after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today?—to dead-on-funny observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all, red, blue, and purple, and is infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being. As Quinn writes, “We made promises in the Constitution that no one can live up to. A representative democracy has a lot of flaws to it—because representatives are humans. They have to deal with hundreds of different needs and personalities in their districts. And there are just too many people! It’s like your wedding. You plan the tables to make sure the people who hate each other don’t sit too close. You want to say ‘hi’ to everybody, but ultimately you spend time with the people with the biggest envelope.” A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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Author Bio: Colin Quinn

Author Bio: Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian, writer, and performer whose thirty-year broadcast career has included stints on Saturday Night Live as the “Weekend Update” anchor, appearances on cable comedy showcases and network talk shows, including his own eponymous late-night show, and guest-starring roles in a wide range of television shows and movies, including The Larry Sanders Show and Inside Amy Schumer. His specials Unconstitutional and The New York Story are available on Netflix, and his one-man show Red State, Blue State premiered to rave reviews in New York. The special was adapted into CNN’s first comedy special in May 2019 and started streaming on Netflix in August 2019.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English