Co-authored with The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
I am a long time Stephen Colbert fan, although I must admit up front that “Midnight Confessions,” the segment on the Late Show, is not my favorite bit. So I was somewhat surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, and how funny it is.
You would think if I didn’t like the segments much, I would really dislike a whole book of them but the reverse happened. Maybe because these are the best of these bits? I don’t know, but I read it rather quickly and was laughing out loud through most of it. I couldn’t resist sharing bits of it with my family, either. And I loved that they included tweets from fans with their own confessions! My personal favorite from @pjerickson, “Sometimes I make up words in order to sound more aproserial.”
Stephen Colbert has taken the show on a decidedly political/anti-Trump journey but this book does not reflect that. It is pretty much politics free, so would make a great gift for anyone, Democrat or Republican. (Maybe not strict Catholics who might find the whole confessions idea blasphemous, but what do I know.)
It’s still a bit early for holiday shopping but keep this book on your gift list. It’s a really pretty hardcover, with a padded cover and a non-book-like shape that would look pretty on a coffee table. And if you need a break from all the bad news in the world, do yourself a favor and buy this book. You’ll be glad you did.
A few favorites:
They say there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s, but I’m thinking a whole bag while you’re idling in the driveway is close.
I think women look great in stiletto heels, but if I were a woman and a man asked me to wear them, I would murder him with my shoes.
I’m a man in his fifties who eats like a man in his twenties who doesn’t plan to make it to his thirties.
A librarian pet peeve that I can get behind:
I have violent thoughts when people use the terms “sci-fi” and “fantasy” interchangeably.
“Oh, I love science fiction. I just read Lord of the Rings.”
I will end you.
9/17 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS by Stephen Colbert. Doubleday (July 11, 2017). ISBN 978-0385541800. 304p.