“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is a longtime evangelist of new books. During his tenure at “The Colbert Report,” he hosted authors like National Book Award winner Phil Klay, and literary darlings Toni Morrison, John Green and Michael Chabon.
Now, Colbert is coming out with his own book ― his sixth, including a co-written title in 2004, and the 2012 children’s book I Am a Pole (And So Can You!).
Colbert’s latest ― Midnight Confessions ― is based on the “Late Show” segment of the same name, where the host finds time for “one of his favorite Catholic rituals” by sitting in a makeshift confessional and substituting the audience for a priest. The book will include his confessions as well as audience submissions, and will be released by Simon and Schuster on Sept. 5, Hollywood Reporter writes.