cOlbert's Book Club - "The Great Gatsby"

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan helps kick off the first cOlbert Book Club, and director Baz Luhrmann discusses "The Great Gatsby." (2:51)

>> STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS, THE

C-OH-LBERT BOOK CLUB.

TONIGHT'S SELECTION-- "GREAT

GATSBY" BY F. SCOTTS FITZGERALD.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE, EVERYBODY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FOLKS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

HERE FOR A HUGE NIGHT, UNPRESS

DEPARTMENTED ON THE THE "COLBERT

REPORT."

AS YOU KNOW, FOLKS, AS ANY WHO

WATCHES THIS SHOW KNOWS, I HAVE

A VAST AND GROWING MEDIA EMPIRE.

SO FAR, I HAVE THIS SHOW, THREE

BESTSELLING BOOKS, AND A VERY

ACTIVE--

( CHEERS )

PINTEREST PAGE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

I AM GOING TO HAVE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL WEDDING EVER.

( LAUGHTER )

AND NOW THE C-OH-LBERT BOOK

CLUB.

REMEMBER THE FIRST RULE OF BOOK

CLUB-- DON'T READ "FIGHT CLUB."

NOW, TONIGHT IN STRICT ADHERENCE

TO BOOK CLUB GUIDELINES, I HAVE

BEEN DRINKING CHARDONNAY SINCE

1:00 P.M.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

AND OUR INAUGURAL BOOK IS "THE

GREAT GATSBY" BY F. SCOTT

FITZGERALD.

I CHOSE IT IN PART BECAUSE

THERE'S A NEW "GREAT GATSBY"

MANUFACTURE THE SAME WAY WHEN

THE MOVIE "LIFE OF PI" COME OUT,

I READ THE NUMBER PI TO THE

500th DECIMAL.

SPOILER ALERT?

>> SPOILER ALERT-- 2.

AFTER THAT IT GETS KIND OF

REPETITIVE.

BUT, FOLKS, IT'S NOST JUST

BECAUSE THERE'S A MOVIE COMING

OUT.

WE'RE ALSO READING "THE GREAT

GATSBY" BECAUSE IT'S BELIEVE TO

BE A CLASSIC OF AMERICAN

LITERATURE.

THE MODERN LIBRARY CALLS IT ONE

OF THE FIVE NOVELS OF ALM TIME

AND AMAZON REVIEWRL "THE JAKAL,"

GAVE IT THREE OUT OF FIVE STARS,

RATING: DECENT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

SHE'S GOOD.

A LOT OF JACKAL FANS HERE

TONIGHT.

( LAUGHTER )

NOW, TONIGHT TO EXPLORE THIS

BOOK, I WILL BE JOINED BY

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVELIST

JENNIFER EGAN.

AND TO DISCUSS HIS MOVIE, I'LL

BE TALKING TO DIRECTOR BAZ

LUHRMAN, WHO YOU MAY REMEMBER,

FOR HAVING WRITTEN WILLIAM