June 24, 2014 - Jennifer Esposito

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The IRS struggles with proper recordkeeping, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden drum up support, and Jennifer Esposito discusses her book, "Jennifer's Way." 

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILYSHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE'VE GOT A GOOD SHOW.

OH, IT'S GOOD SHOW.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, JENNIFERESPOSITO.

SHE'S AN ACTRESS, BUT ALSO SHE'SGOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT HER

BOOK. SHE'S GOT WHAT DO YOU CALLIT THERE, CELIAC DISEASE.

IT'S NAMED AFTER A BALLPLAYER,LOU CELIAC.

PLAYED FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES.

[LAUGHTER]BUT FIRST, YOU KNOW, FOR MOST OF

ITS EXISTENCE, THE IRS WASAMERICA'S FAVORITE GOVERNMENT

AGENCY.

[LAUGHTER]BUT THAT ALL CHANGED AFTER THE

IRS ADMITTED LAST YEAR TOCERTAIN IMPROPRIETIES.

>> TEA PARTY AND OTHERCONSERVATIVE GROUPS THAT ROSE TO

POWER EARLY IN THE PRESIDENT'SFIRST TERM WERE UNFAIRLY

TARGETED FOR SPECIAL SCRUTINY BYTHE I.R.S.

>> Jon: BY THE WAY,WHATEVER YOU THINK OF THE

TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, ITHINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT

THE ONLY GOVERNMENT AGENCY THATSHOULD BE SINGLING

IT OUT FOR SPECIAL SCRUTINY ISTHE FASHION POLICE.

I MEAN, PANTALOONS?COME ON. COME ON. PANTALOONS?

THAT IS SO "BENAJMIN FRUMPLIN."WELL ANYWAY, SINCE THEN IT HAS

BEEN ESTABLISHED THE IRS ALSOTARGETED LIBERAL 501C-4s

BUT NOT WITH THE SAME LEVEL OFSCRUTINY THAT THEY

APPLIED TO THE CONSERVATIVES.SO, THAT'S SOMETHING.

NOW, I KNOW THE RIGHT WANTS THATSOMETHING TO BE THAT PRESIDENT

OBAMA ORDERED THE IRS TO TARGETTHEM WHILE HE SAT IN A DARK ROOM

SMOKING A CIGAR, STROKING ACAT, WHILST AN ORPHAN BOY STANDS

OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN, LOOKINGTHROUGH THE WINDOW SAYING, "WHY?

WHY, MR. PRESIDENT?

WHY."

BUT AS IT TURNS OUT, THERE'SBEEN NO REAL EVIDENCE FOUND THAT

THE WHITE HOUSE IS INVOLVED ANDTHE CAT TURNED OUT TO BE A DOG

AND THE ORPHAN ACTUALLY HASPARENTS AND WAS PUTTING ON A

BRITISH ACCENT. BUTTHE POINT IS THIS.

THESE IRS TROUBLES DO NOT APPEARTO BE THAT.

BUT THEY ARE SOMETHING.

AND THE IRS IS CLEARLY DOINGTHEIR BEST TO CONTINUE TO GIVE

OFF SCANDAL STINK LIKE SOME KINDOF SCARED SCANDAL SKUNK.

[LAUGHTER]WHEN WE LAST LEFT THE IRS, THEIR

OFFICIAL, LOIS LERNER, HAD TAKENTHE FIFTH, RATHER THAN TESTIFY,

IN FRONT OF CONGRESS,SO CONGRESS ASKED THE IRS IF

THEY WOULD BE SO KIND AS TOCLICK THE FORWARD BUTTON ON ALL

OF LOIS LERNER'S E-MAILS.

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT?

>> THEY SAY THE IRS HAS BEENPROMISING TO GET THEM THESE

E-MAILS FOR A YEAR, AND NOWSUDDENLY SAYS THAT LOIS

LERNER'S COMPUTER CRASHED WAYBACK IN 2011 AND THAT MANY OF

THOSE E-MAILS ARE JUST GONE.

>> WELL, THAT'S IRRITATING.

COMPUTERS DO CRASH.

E-MAILS ARE LOST, BUT TYPICALLYFINDING THAT OUT, THAT

INFORMATION, TAKES LESS TIMETHAN IT TAKES TO GESTATE A

MANATEE.

[LAUGHTER]A YEAR?

COME ON!

WELL, FIRST CONGRESS HAD TO FILLOUT FORM 1218A SUB E-Z.

THAT'S AN E-MAIL REQUISITIONFORM FOR OUR RECORDS.

THEN WE THROW THAT FORM INTO AROOM FILLED WITH CHIMPS.

THEN...

[LAUGHTER]THEN WHAT WE DID IS WE TRAINED

THE CHIMPS TO READ.

[LAUGHTER]SO THINGS WERE LOOKING GOOD.

THAT'S WHEN, UNFORTUNATELY, THECHIMPS UNIONIZED.

SO THAT WAS A WHOLE THING.

BUT FINALLY WE NEGOTIATED ACONTRACT.

FINALLY WE DELIVERED A CONTRACTTHE CHIMPS DIDN'T THROW THEIR

FECES AT.

THE POINT IS E-MAILREQUISITIONS ARE NOW DONE

THROUGH A DIFFERENT FORM, SO IFYOU COULD REAPPLY, ET CETERA, ET

CETERA, ET CETERA.

SO IT IS IN THIS ENVIRONMENTTHAT THE NEW IRS COMMISSIONER

JOHN...REALLY? YOU LIKE THAT?

THE NEW IRS COMMISSIONER,JOHN KOSKINEN,

KOS-KINE-N, KOSKINENI'LL GO WITH, HE COMES BEFORE

CONGRESS TO TESTIFY.

I WONDER IF THEY'RE GOING TO BEDICKS TO HIM.

>> PLEASE RISE TO TAKE THE OATH.

AND RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

A LITTLE HIGHER.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: WOW.

THAT WAS EASY.

NOW TURN AROUND AND WIGGLE.SERIOUSLY THOUGH,

WHILE WE ALL MIGHT WANT TO DOTHAT TO THE HEAD OF THE IRS,

WHAT DOES RAISING YOUR HANDHIGHER HAVE TO DO WITH TELLING

THE TRUTH?

UH, I CAN LIE.

WAIT, I CAN LIE.

HOLD ON.

I CAN LIE.

I CAN LIE.

I CAN LIE.

I CAN NO LONGER LIE!

FOR MY HAND IS TOO CLOSE TO GOD.

THAT'S HIM SCRATCHING GOD'SBEARD.

HELLO!

BUT, ALRIGHT.

ENOUGH CATHARTIC PUBLIC SHAMING.

WHERE ARE THE DAMN E-MAILS?

>> THE ACTUAL HARD DRIVE, AFTERIT WAS DETERMINED THAT IT WAS

DYSFUNCTIONAL AND THAT WITHEXPERTS NO E-MAILS COULD BE

RETRIEVED WAS RECYCLED ANDDESTROYED IN THE NORMAL

PROCESS.

>> SO WAS IT PHYSICALLYDESTROYED?

>> THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

>> SO WAS IT MELTED DOWN, DO YOUKNOW?

>> I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THERECYCLER DOES WITH IT.

>> Jon: FOR ALL I KNOW LOISLERNER'S HARD DRIVE WAS GROUND

INTO A FINE DUST, SPRINKLED LIKEPARMESAN ONTO A LASAGNA THAT WAS

SERVED TO THOSE IN THIS VERYCHAMBER.

[LAUGHTER]SO I SAY TO YOU, CONGRESS, IF

YOU WANT TO SEE ALL OF LOISLERNER'S E-MAILS, YOU MUST LOOK

INSIDE YOURSELVES.

OR, OR YOU COULD... OR YOU COULDWAIT.

BY THE WAY, THAT IS A KILLERTHAT GUY IMPRESSION.

THAT I WILL USE FOR THE REST OFMY CAREER.

[LAUGHTER]SO UP UNTIL NOW, THE WHOLE THING

IS ANNOYING.

BUT NOT QUITE GALLING.

HERE'S WHERE IT GETS SOMEWHATGALLING.

>> THE IRS HAS HISTORICALLY ONLYPRESERVED BACK-UP TAPES FOR SIX

MONTHS.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY WHOSE

ENTIRE BUSINESS MODEL RELIES ONFORCING AMERICANS TO LIVE AS

BORDERLINE HOARDERS...

[LAUGHTER]ONLY KEEPS THEIR [BLEEPED] FOR

SIX MONTHS?

NO.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]NO, THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE.

YOU KNOW, YOU NEVER GET A NOTICEFROM THE IRS SAYING PLEASE BRING

YOUR RECORDS DOWN TO US... IFYOU CAN FIND THEM.

I MEAN, THIS IS LIKE IF THEE.P.A. WAS DUMPING ITS OFFICE

TRASH IN THE NATIONAL ZOO'SSPOTTED OWL EXHIBIT.

[LAUGHTER]MEANING IT WOULD BE IRONIC.

BUT EVEN IF THE IRS DELETED THETAPES, WHY CAN'T THEY JUST GET

THE E-MAILS FROM HER INBOX.

SPOILER ALERT: IT'S STUPID ANDPREVENTABLE.

EACH IRS EMPLOYEE'S E-MAIL BOXBACK THEN ONLY HELD 150

MEGABYTES OF INFORMATION.

ALSO KNOWN AS FIVE PICTURES OFYOUR FAMILY.

OR ONE PICTURE OF ANTHONYWEINER'S [BLEEPED].

BOOM!

BOOM!

[BLEEPED][BLEEPED] YEAH.

HE HAS A SOMEWHAT LARGE PENIS.

150 MEGABYTES.

THAT'S 1% OF WHAT GMAIL OFFERSYOU FOR FREE.

AND THAT COMES WITH A GOOGLEPLUS ACCOUNT FOR YOU TO NOT USE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THEFEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BUILT AN

ENTIRE COMPLEX IN THE DESERTSOF UTAH TO STORE EVERYTHING

AMERICANS HAVE EVERSAID TO EACH OTHER.

BUT INTERGOVERNMENTCONVERSATIONS?

[LAUGHTER]I DON'T KNOW.

BUY A [BLEEPED] THUMB DRIVE.

IF THERE IS A LARGER SCANDALHERE, IT'S THAT OUR GOVERNMENT'S

HANDLING OF INFORMATION ACROSSALL PLATFORMS BORDERS ON

CRIMINAL IDIOCY.

THE IRS IS FRYING HARD DRIVES,THE V.A. IS DROWNING IN PAPER.

IS THERE ANY RECORD KEEPINGMEDIUM THAT THE GOVERNMENT COULD

USE THAT COULD WORK FOR THEM?

MICROFICHE?

WE'LL DO IT.

STONE TABLETS?

WE'LL DO IT.

WE COULD TAKE A PAGE OUT OF THEANCIENT GREEKS.

WEAVE ALL OF OUR IMPORTANTINFORMATION INTO AN EPIC POEM

AND RECITED ENTIRELYFROM MEMORY, PASSED DOWN

OVER GENERATIONS AS PART OFA FEDERAL ARCHIVAL ORAL

TRADITION FROM BARD TOAPPRENTICE, BUT YOU'D PROBABLY

LOSE THAT [BLEEPED] PAGE.

UNLESS, WAIT A MINUTE, I KNOWWHAT'S GOING ON HERE.

YOU'RE TIRED OF GOVERNING US,AREN'T YOU?

AND SO YOU'RE KIND OF ACTINGLIKE ASSHOLES SO WE BREAK UP

WITH YOU.

WELL, LOOK, I KNOW WE'RE NOTPERFECT AS CONSTITUENTS AND

WE'VE BEEN IN THIS RELATIONSHIPFOR 200 YEARS, PROBABLY TAKE YOU

A LITTLE BIT FOR GRANTED.

WE WANT EVERYTHING AND DON'TWANT TO PAY FOR ANYTHING.

[LAUGHTER]EVERY YEAR ON YOUR BIRTHDAY WE

THROW A HUGE PARTY ANDPRETEND IT'S FOR YOU,

BUT IT'S REALLY JUST A CHANCEFOR US TO GET [BLEEPED] UP

AND STARE AT THE SKY BETWEEN9:00 P.M. AND 9:25.

LOOK, THE POINT IS THIS,GOVERNMENT.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU GET RIGHT,WE'RE STILL GOING TO FIND THAT

ONE THING YOU GOT WRONG AND SIGNA PETITION ABOUT IT.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T NEEDYOU, BABY.

I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THIS:JUST BECAUSE WE'RE TOTALLY

UNREASONABLE DOESN'T MEAN YOUHAVE TO BE TOTALLY INCOMPETENT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK. SO, DO YOUREMEMBER A TIME, DO YOU

REMEMBER A TIME WHEN BARACKOBAMA WAS BUT A NAIVE YOUNG

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE,AND HE SAID WORKING CLASS VOTERS

IN THE MIDWEST WERE CLINGING TOTHEIR GUNS AND RELIGION.

NOW, THE AMERICAN PEOPLEPUNISHED HIM BY ELECTING

HIM TO TWO TERMS AS PRESIDENTOF THE UNITED STATES.

CAUSE THAT AIN'T FUN. WELL THEDEMOCRATIC FRONT-RUNNERS

FOR 2016 AREN'T GOING TO MAKETHAT MISTAKE.

>> I DO NOT BELIEVE OUR GREATCOUNTRY SHOULD BE PLAYING MINOR

LEAGUE BALL.

WE'RE THE FORCE FOR PROGRESS,PROSPERITY AND PEACE.

>> SHE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE BOOKTHAT MADE HER WHO SHE IS TODAY.

AND HER ANSWER WAS THE BIBLE.

>> Jon: OH MY GOD, DID SHE JUSTTHREATEN TO SMITE HER ENEMIES?

HILLARY'S CLINGING TO RELIGIONWHO WILL CLING TO GUNS?

>> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECTYOURSELF, GET A DOUBLE-BARREL

SHOTGUN.

IF THERE IS EVER A PROBLEM,JUST WALK OUT ON THE BALCONY

HERE, FIRE TWO BLASTSOUTSIDE THE HOUSE.

BUY A SHOT GUN.

BUY A SHOTGUN.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: MY FAVORITE PART OF

THAT IS THE DUDE SITTING NEXT TOHIM LIKE, HOLY [BLEEPED].

I WANT YOU TO CALL SHOTGUN WHILESHOTGUNNING A BEER ON THE WAY TO

YOUR SHOTGUN WEDDING.

THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE SHOTGUNS.

SO COME ON DOWN TO CRAZY JOEY'SSHOTGUN EMPORIUM.

CLEARLY THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TOSETTLE WHICH DEMOCRATIC

CANDIDATE CAN APPEAL BEST TOTRADITIONAL BLUE COLLAR REAGAN

DEMOCRAT VOTERS. LOOKS LIKEWE NEED OURSELVES

A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED POOR-OFF.I RECKON IT'S TIME FIND OUT

WHICH OF THESE TWO IS JUSTMORE PLAIN FOLK.

MADAM SECRETARY...

>> WE CAME OUT OF THE WHITEHOUSE NOT ONLY DEAD BROKE, BUT

IN DEBT.

>> I STILL GET EMOTIONAL JUSTTHINKING ABOUT IT.

[APPLAUSE]WELL PLAYED, MRS. CLINTON, BUT

IF I KNOW JOE BIDEN, YOU JUSTBROUGHT A $100 BILL TO A LOOSE

CHANGE FIGHT.

>> HE'S VICE PRESIDENT OF THEUNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

HE MAKES, NOTWITHSTANDING,HE'S LISTED AS THE POOREST MAN

IN CONGRESS.

>> Jon: HOW POOR IS BIDEN? CAN'T EVEN AFFORD A FIRST-PERSON

PRONOUN. THAT'S HOW POOR HEIS.

YOUR MOVE, MADAM SECRETARY.

>> WE HAD NO MONEYWHEN WE GOT THERE, AND

WE STRUGGLED TO, YOU KNOW,PIECE TOGETHER THE RESOURCES FOR

MORTGAGES FOR HOUSES.

>> Jon: YEAH, WHEN YOU'REAPPEALING TO THE MIDDLE CLASS,

YOU MAY WANT TO USE THE SINGULARWHEN REFERRING TO THE

MOST VALUABLE ASSET MOST PEOPLEWILL EVER COME IN CONTACT WITH.

BIDEN I SEE AN OPENING.

>> FOR 36 YEARS I COMMUTED FROMWASHINGTON, D.C., TO WILMINGTON

ROUND TRIP EVERY DAY.

DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME THAT IDON'T OWN A SINGLE STOCK OR

BOND.

DON'T HOLD IT, I HAVE NO SAVINGSACCOUNT.

>> Jon: DON'T HOLD IT AGAINSTME, BUT MY CLOTHES ARE MADE OF

OLD CURTAINS.

[LAUGHTER]DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST ME, BUT I

[BLEEPED] IN A BUCKET OUTSIDE.

[LAUGHTER]TOP, THAT SECRETARY CLINTON.

TOP IT.

>> THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE"GUARDIAN" HAD ASKED MRS.

CLINTON IF SHE COULD BE ACREDIBLE CHAMPION FOR

FIGHTING INCOME INEQUALITYDESPITE HER WEALTH.

MRS. CLINTON SAYS, "THEY DON'TSEE ME AS PART OF THE PROBLEM

BECAUSE WE PAY ORDINARY INCOMETAX, UNLIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO

ARE TRULY WELL OFF, NOT TONAME NAMES."

>> Jon: I THINK WE KNOW WHOSHE'S TALKING ABOUT, BECKY FROM

CAMP, ALWAYS CHEATING ATDODGEBALL AND TAXES.

IT'S ANOTHER BOLD ATTEMPT,BUT I'M AFRAID THAT ONCE AGAIN

YOU'RE SIMPLY NO MATCH FORJOE I'M ALLERGIC TO MONEY

BIDEN, ALTHOUGH HIS I DON'T HAVEANY STOCKS STORY DOES

HAVE A BIT OF A HOLE IN IT.

>> WELL, ACCORDING TODISCLOSURE FORMS, BIDEN

DOES HAVE SOME MONEY IN SAVINGSAND INVESTMENTS.

>> HIS OFFICE SAYS THE VICEPRESIDENT WAS TELLING THE TRUTH

BECAUSE THE INVESTMENTS BELONGTO HIS WIFE.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: HOLD ON.

I'M HOMELESS.

I HAPPEN TO STAY IN MANSIONBELONGING TO MY LOVELY BRIDE.

KIND OF LIKE THE KING OFENGLAND.

WHAT'S WITH THE POVERTYTOURETTE'S?

WHY DO THESE TWO SEEM TO THINKWE NEED A HOBO FOR PRESIDENT?

OWN WHAT YOU HAVE, IT'S FINE.AND MORE IMPORTANTLY,

WHY DO YOU THINK WE'LL BELIEVETHEM? I MEAN, BOTH OF YOU GUYS

HAVE HAD YOUR FACES ONBOOK COVERS, BOOKS WRITTEN BY

THEM ABOUT THEM.

THAT USUALLY MEANS YOU'RE DOINGPRETTY GOOD.

>> HIS MEMOIR "PROMISES TOKEEP," EARNED LESS THAN $201 IN

ROYALTIES LAST YEAR.

>> Jon: ON SECOND THOUGHT, I'MNOT SURE HOW THIS GUY AFFORDS A

BUCKET TO [BLEEPED] IN.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, SHE IS ANACTRESS.

SHE HAS WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT HEREXPERIENCE WITH CELIAC DISEASE

CALLED "JENNIFER'S WAY."

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAMJENNIFER ESPOSITO.

HELLO.

HOW ARE YOU?

NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU. SO NICE TO BEHERE.

>> Jon: NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE.

>> HELLO.

HELLO.

>> Jon: SO, SO THANKS FOR BEINGHERE.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: THE BOOK IS CALLED"JENNIFER'S WAY," BY WAY OF

REVELATION, MY SON HAS THIS ANDHAS A VERY BAD CASE OF IT.

>> I KNOW, I HEARD. METOO.

>> Jon: YES. IT'S VERY PAINFUL,AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO

CONVINCE PEOPLE THATIT'S A REAL THING.

>> I HAD TO CONVINCE PEOPLE FORPROBABLY 20-SOMETHING YEARS.

>> Jon: YES.

>> GOING TO DOCTOR AFTER DOCTORAFTER DOCTOR SAYING, YOU KNOW,

THIS SYMPTOM, THAT SYMPTOM,THERE'S SOMETHING VERY WRONG,

AND THEM LOOKING AT MESAYING, MAYBE IT'S

THIS, IT'S THAT, HERE'S SOMEPROZAC.

>> Jon: SOME PROZAC?>> AND IT'S LIKE REALLY?

REALLY? IT'S NOT IN MY HEAD.

I'M TELLING YOU, THERE'SSOMETHING REALLY WRONG. AND,

IT TOOK IT TO THE POINT WHERE,FOR ME, PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND.

THERE'S ABOUT 300 SYMPTOMS WITHTHIS DISEASE.

SO FOR ME...

>> Jon: WELL, EXPLAIN VERYQUICKLY...

>> YEAH.>> Jon: SO CELIAC DISEASE IS

QUITE DIFFERENT FROMWHAT IT'S CALLED, LIKE

GLUTEN SENSITIVITY, >> IT'S VERY DIFFERENT.

>> Jon: THE MORE FADDISH OFTHOSE TYPES OF DIETS.

>> IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFERENT ANDTHAT CAUSES US A SEVERE PROBLEM.

BUT CELIAC DISEASE IS AAUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.

>> Jon: YES.>> SO, WE CAN'T HAVE GLUTEN.

IT BASICALLY, IT DESTROYS THEVILLI IN THE GUT, WHICH TAKES

ALL THE NUTRIENTS FROM THE FOODAND GIVES IT TO THE BODY.

SO BASICALLY, BY THE TIME I WASDIAGNOSED, MY FACE, MY SKIN WAS

PEELING OFF. MY KNEES WEREBUCKLING,

MY HAIR WAS FALLINGOUT. I MEAN...

>> Jon: AND YOU, YOU HADACTUAL...

THERE WERE SYMPTOMS THAT WEREEMOTIONAL, AS WELL.

>> EMOTIONAL BECAUSE PEOPLEDON'T UNDERSTAND MOST OF THE

SERATONIN IN THE BODY IS IN THEGUT.

SO ALL THE SERATONIN IS INCHARGE OF MAKING YOU FEEL GOOD,

YOUR MOOD, YOUR DEPRESSION,EVERYTHING.

BUT FOR ME, IT ATTACKED MYNERVOUS SYSTEM.

>> Jon: RIGHT. >> SO I GOT... I HAD PANIC

ATTACKS LIKE YOU WOULDN'TBELIEVE.

>> Jon: SEE NOW, FOR THE BOY, HEWAS HAVING THESE TERRIBLE

EPISODES OF VOMITING AND THENHE GOT ANEMIC,

>> YEAH.>> Jon: AND WANDERED AROUND...

AND WE JUST THOUGHT, WEWERE ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED...

>> OF COURSE.

>> Jon: AND FRIGHTENED THAT HEWAS DYING.

>> OF COURSE.

>> Jon: WE DIDN'T... WE COULDN'TFIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

>> AND THIS IS WHAT'S SOFRIGHTENING WHEN PEOPLE MAKE FUN

OF THIS GLUTEN INTOLERANCE ORGLUTEN EATING.

OH, WE'RE ALL ON FAD OR A DIET.

THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOUR SON,THERE ARE PEOPLE, I'VE HEARD

EVEN WORSE STORIES...>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF THATARE SERIOUSLY SUFFERING.

>> Jon: WELL, IT'S DIFFERENT.IT'S A DISEASE.

>> IT'S A VERY DIFFERENT THING.

THIS BOOK SERIOUSLY, IT TOOK METHREE YEARS TO WRITE.

AND I WANTED TO WRITE IT EXACTLYFOR THIS REASON.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> IT'S A BOOK FOR EVERYONEWHO'S EVER HAD TO SAY

SOMETHING'S WRONG AND REALLYBE YOUR OWN HEALTH ADVOCATE.

>> Jon: RIGHT, NOW TO BE, TO GETDIAGNOSED, THOUGH, THEY HAVE TO,

THIS IS IMPORTANT, THEY HAVE TOACTUALLY DO AN ENDOSCOPY,

THEY DO LIKE A BIOPSY OF YOURLOWER INTESTINE. YOUR VILLI.

>> EXACTLY. THE SMALLINTESTINE. THE VILLI.

SO BASICALLY THAT HAVE DO THAT.I MEAN,

LOOK, THERE IS A BLOOD TEST, BUTIT'S NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE.

THEY TESTED ME FOR YEARS.

IT WAS LIKE, OH, NOTHING'S WRONGWITH YOU.

>> Jon: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. NOW,YOU'VE STARTED A, THERE'S A,

YOU DO YOU A BAKERY NOW CALLEDJENNIFER'S WAY.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

>> Jon: DID YOU THINK, WELL IT'SA BAKERY, IT SHOULD BE A PUN,

LIKE GLUTEN FOR PUNISHMENT?SOMETHING LIKE THAT. DID YOUEVER?

>> I HAVE TO TRY SOMETHING LIKETHAT. YOU KNOW, HONESTLY, IT'S,

I'M AN ITALIAN, AND TELLING METHAT I COULDN'T HAVE

GLUTEN AND DAIRY AND SOY...

>> Jon: OH IT MUST HAVE BEEN...

>> I WAS LIKE, I'M GOING TO BEVERY ANGRY OR I NEED BAKE AND

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. SO IOPENED THIS BAKERY.

AND IT'S FOR ALL ALLERGENS.

AND WE ACTUALLY JUST OPENED AWHOLE FACILITY THAT WE CAN SHIP

ANYWHERE IN THE NATION.

BECAUSE HONESTLY, CELIAC OR NOT,I THINK IT'S COMING TO A POINT

WHERE FOOD IS SO MESSED UP THATWE JUST WANT GOOD, CLEAN FOOD.

GLUTEN-FREE OR NOT GLUTEN-FREE.>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> JUST A CLEAN PRODUCT WITHOUTALL THIS NONESENSE.

[APPLAUSE]>> I ACTUALLY THINK, THOUGH,

IT'S VERY NICE, YOU KNOW, THEWAY FOOD IS GOING,

I FEEL LIKE WE'RE GETTING TO ACERTAIN POINT WHERE ACTUALLY

EVERYTHING WILL BE GLUTEN FREEBECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO FOOD IN

IT.

>> THAT'S IT. IT'S AIR.>> Jon: SO YOU'LL HAVE...

>> I MAKE BREAD OUT OF AIR.

>> Jon: RIGHT I'LL JUST, OH I'MGOING TO HAVE SOME PLASTIC Os.

>> EXACTLY, EXACTLY. IT'SGETTING TO THAT POINT.

>> Jon: AND IT FEELS VERYDELICIOUS.

>> Jon: I WILL SAY THIS, YOUKNOW, I DON'T KNOW

WHERE YOU WENT TO BE DIAGNOSED,BUT WE FOUND A CENTER HERE

IN NEW YORK UP AT COLUMBIAPRESBYTERIAN, AND IT WAS GREAT.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: AND, THEY SAVED THEBOY'S EXISTENCE.

>> HIS LIFE, EXACTLY.

>> Jon: AND, IF YOU CANSTAY AWAY FROM IT,

YOU REALLY DO START THE HEAL.THERE REALLY IS A CURE FOR THIS.

>> YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN HEAL.

BUT WHAT I ALWAYS TELL EVERYONE,LOOK FOR ME, JUST TAKING AWAY

GLUTEN WASN'T IT.

AND IT IS AN AUTOIMUNE DISEASE.

AND LIKE YOU KNOW WITH YOUR SON,IT'S EVERY DAY.

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> IT'S EVERY DAY AND EVERYTHINGWE EAT, EVERY TIME YOU GO OUT

TO DINNER.

THAT'S WHY WHEN YOU SEE OTHERPEOPLE MAKING FUN OF THIS, IT'S

REALLY NOT FUNNY BECAUSE GOINGOUT THE DINNER IS NOT ENJOYABLE

ANYMORE FOR ME.

>> Jon: NO. WELL, IT'S ADIFFERENT THING. I THINK THAT

WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THERE'STHIS WHOLE OTHER GROUP

THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE BELIEVEHAVE JUMPED ON KIND OF IT AS

A FAD...

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Jon: LIKE YOU WOULDSOMETHING...

>> WHEN THEY SAY, LIKE THEFAT-FREE, BUT MY POINT IS THE

FAT-FREE WASN'TATTACHED TO A DISEASE.

THIS IS ATTACHED TO A DISEASE.

>> Jon: YES. YES. THAT'SCORRECT.

WELL, I'M GLAD IT'S HELPED YOUSO MUCH. IT'S HELPED HIM.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: AND NOW I DON'T FEELGUILTY AT ALL FOR PUNISHING HIM

WITH WRESTLING MOVES.>> PERFECT.

>> Jon: I WILL, I WILL TAKE THISBOY DOWN.

>> THAT'S IT.>> Jon: SO CONGRATULATIONS ABOUT

THIS.>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: YOU'RE FEELING GOOD.

>> I AM. I AM.

>> Jon: AND THE BAKERY IS OPENFOR BUSINESS.

>> THE BAKERY'S OPEN,YEAH, AND

>> Jon: AND YOU'RE GOING TO SENDIT ALL OVER THE WORLD?

>> JENNIFER'S WAY BAKERYDOT COM. YEAH.

>> Jon: OH, I DON'T KNOW WHATTHAT MEANS, BUT THAT SOUNDS...

>> IT'S BASICALLY... IF YOU GOTHERE, AND I WILL SHIP YOU FOOD

ANYWHERE.

>> Jon: REALLY, FOR NO MONEY?

>> NOTHING.

FREE OF CHARGE.

>> Jon: JENNIFER ESPOSITO WILLSHIP YOU FOOD.

"JENNIFER'S WAY" ISON THE BOOKSHELVES NOW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARINGTHAT WITH US.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Jon: JENNIFER ESPOSITO.

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

HERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

♪♪♪ WE SHALL LIVE IN PEACE

WE SHALL LIVE IN PEACE ♪♪

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