05/15/2008 05:00 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Countdown to Colbert: Any Advice?

I'm going on the Colbert Report tonight to talk about my new book, The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour. So far the advice I've received is:

* Be funny
* Don't be funny
* Come with a joke prepared
* Leave the jokes to Colbert
* Agressively educate him on the subject
* Sit back and smile

So...I'm understandably confused. I also want to make sure that the viewers know all about the stories in this book including America"s effort to save 2.5 million people in the largest humanitarian operation in history, how the Berlin crisis made Harry Truman's 1948 election revolve around national security, how one individual's act of kindness changed the course of history, how America's secretary of defense and the architect of the Cold War went insane just as we were the closest we've ever been to World War III, how America learned to combine its military and moral power and became seen around the world as a force for goodness and humanity.

A lot to do in a few minutes.

Any advice from the HuffPo community/Colbert Nation?