Stephen Colbert’s latest book, “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” will be released on Tuesday and is already on track to becoming another best seller. He’s appearing on several shows this week to promote it (“Late Show with David Letterman”, “Anderson Cooper”, “Good Morning America”, “Live with Kelly and Michael”), but tonight he will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her OWN network.
“Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air at 9PM and she attempts to get to know the real Stephen, rather than the faux pundit he plays on “The Colbert Report”. This really is a rare opportunity for viewers who are only used to his personae on other late night talk shows. he promoted the hour special on his show Thursday and proudly noted,
“After spending the day with Lady O, I can confidently say that Oprah Winfrey is my new black friend. I mean, I assume she’s black. I don’t perceive race, not even my own. People tell me I’m white and I believe them because I have seen the Eagles live.”
However, the most unusual promotion for his book occurs in GQ where Colbert reviews his own book. He entitled the review, “The Third-Most Important Book of the Century”. He wrote that this book “is sure to become a classic as treasured as Moby-Dick or the CliffsNotes to Moby-Dick.” But why does he call the book the “third-most important”? Stephen has already written two best sellers, “I Am America (And So Can You!)” and “I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)”.