May 8, 2012
Stephen is excited to celebrate the publication of his first children's book, "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)." It is the heartfelt tale of a pole searching for truth and meaning in its life and is certainly the most glorious illustrated celebration of pole opportunities available anywhere in hardcover!
Maurice Sendak described it best: "The sad thing is, I like it!"
And Stephen describes it even bester: "The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK
For those of you with attention spans too short to make it through all 32 pages, don't despair! The "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" audio book is now available! The audio book is narrated by extremely well-known Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks, who gives a performance that will make you immediately forget about all of his previous work.CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE CDCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO BOOK
Stephen Colbert and Tom Hanks will donate 100% of the money they receive for the reading of this audio recording to U.S. Vets (United States Veterans Initiative).The History Behind I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)
Stephen's publishing deal was the direct result of a visit that he paid to Maurice Sendak, author of the children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."
In Part 1 of their conversation, the two men discussed the complexity of children, Sendak's contempt for Newt Gingrich, and the fact that Sendak was allowed to write books for children even though he was gay.
In Part 2 of their conversation, Sendak talked about his admiration for Dr. Seuss and the "abysmal" state of children's literature today. Stephen shared a draft of his children's book idea: "I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)."
On May 8th, 2012, Maurice Sendak passed away at age 83. That evening, Stephen remembered the literary great with a touching tribute.
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