Banned Book

Southern Mississippi library system bans Jon Stewart's best-selling book

Jon Stewart's best-selling "America (The Book)" has been banned from eight public libraries in two southern Mississippi counties. The library director for Jackson and George counties is upset over the satirical textbook's nude depictions of the nine US Supreme Court justices. He says he'd have kept the book if not for the one picture. Wal-Mart is also refusing to stock the book because of the page featuring the faces of the nine Supreme Court justices superimposed over naked bodies. The book by Stewart and the writers of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" was released in September. It has spent 15 weeks on the New York Times best seller list and was named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.