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The Resource Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef

Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef

Label
Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring
Title
Revolution for dummies
Title remainder
laughing through the Arab Spring
Statement of responsibility
Bassem Youssef
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bassem Youssef, a satirist who rose to fame in the middle of the Egyptian Revolution with his incendiary brand of comedy and his knack for unabashedly mocking dictators, has been called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt." Once a heart surgeon who filmed YouTube skits in the laundry room of his home, he eventually grew to become one of the most recognizable television hosts in Egyptian history, and his show became the most popular TV program in Egypt, much to the ire of the TV anchors, government officials, and military personnel who tried desperately to shut it down. So potent were Youssef's skits, jokes, and commentary that he was accused of insulting the Egyptian presidency, and even Islam itself, leading to a warrant in 2013 for his arrest. Despite turning himself in, Youssef was interrogated for six hours before being released on bail, which prompted his idol--Mr. Jon Stewart himself--to issue a statement on his behalf in an episode of The Daily Show. Though Youssef's case was eventually dismissed, his TV show was terminated, and he found himself fleeing Egypt in fear for his life. In Revolution for Dummies, Youssef proudly and hysterically riffs on the hypocrisy, instability, and corruption that manifested in Egyptian politics: everything from how the government tried to cover up the violent clashes in Tahrir Square to how the military announced they had created the world's first AIDS machine that could cure anyone of the disease to how officials were convinced Youssef was a CIA operative recruited by Jon Stewart, on a secret mission to bring down the country through sarcasm. (Yes, it gets that insane.) This is the version of the Arab Spring you've never heard, the one that doesn't get glossed over by the media's attempt to optimistically show promise of progress after revolution. This is the real story of guts and glory, and of how jokes are often mightier than the sword."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FEM
Dewey number
  • 962.05/6
  • 791.4502/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • CT
  • PN1992.4.Y68
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. A heart surgeon breaking bad -- part two. Risky business -- part three. The clown, the traitor, the outcast
Control code
1688092
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062446893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1688092
  • (Sirsi) 1688092
  • (OCoLC)965997275
Label
Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. A heart surgeon breaking bad -- part two. Risky business -- part three. The clown, the traitor, the outcast
Control code
1688092
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062446893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1688092
  • (Sirsi) 1688092
  • (OCoLC)965997275

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