You watch him nightly, so you think you know Jon Stewart.  But do you know…

   — how each edition of “The Daily Show” is assembled on the fly?

   — why Jon speaks so lovingly of his mother but never speaks of his father?

   — how a New York Times crossword helped Jon propose to his wife?

   — what might be Jon’s “morning cup of sadness?”

coverThe host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has been called a “cultural force,” a “fourth  branch of government,” and “the most influential man in America.”   This pioneering biography, now expanded to a 150-pages, charts Stewart’s rise from a wise-cracking New Jersey comic to a powerful pundit hosting presidents and prime ministers, all with a smirk.