For a little weekend laugh, here is Stephen Colbert speaking at Book Expo America, pumping his new book, I Am America (And So Can You!), sparring with Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns), trashing Cormac McCarthy, and generally likening books to cigarettes. The clip gets better as it moves along and ends with Colbert hitting his stride.
PS You can also watch Part 2 of the video here.
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Hey, thanks for posting that! I also put up Part 2 of the event, which consists of the Q&A period, which is funny in its own right, besides Colbert, due to the woman who was pretty much pushing her own book and flirting with Stephen during her “question.” Plus, Ken Burns shows longevity might also be the soul of wit. ;-) Part 2 is here: http://www.dailymotion.com/MeowHouse/video/x25jgb_bea200706022of2_people