Sunday, November 23, 2008

"my guest tonight..."

I've been having fanstasies of appearing on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to promote my novel. Of course, I am a fabulous guest. I have plenty to say. I tell the story about the time I encountered Jon Stewart in the Sag Harbor drugstore and, in suck-up fashion, recommend that Stephen Colbert would make a good Devin in the movie version of Faking It. I make the usual jokes about the book itself: No, it's not autobiographical. No, I did no formal researh of male escorts. No, I don't really hate my mother.

With my luck, I'd be interviewed for one of the mock news pieces -- and, in the process, I'd be severely mocked.

Ah well. Maybe I'll just try to get tickets to a taping when I go home for the holidays (or will they be on hiatus then?) and put my guest fantasies to rest. (Or should I send a book to Oprah instead?)

5 comments:

Sarah said...

i wonder how many books oprah gets sent. i think she'd be into this one.

and i dream of being a guest on the daily show all the time. how can you not?? :)

but seriously, would it hurt to look into whether or not you can send books to oprah? maybe you were being facetious, but i think it's worth looking into!! what's the worst that can happen?

The Purple Panda said...

The worst that can happen is that I hear nothing or I get rejected. My guess is that EVERYONE sends a book to Oprah. I'll have to send mine in a decorated envelope. Seriously, I used to write fan letters to soap stars, and always did artwork on the envelopes -- I got an autographed picture and a handwritten note back every time! (I can't believe I just admitted that I used to write to soap stars. I was young.)

I wonder if the address to Harpo studios is on her website...

So, um, what's *your* Daily Show fantasy?

Sarah said...

us plugging wils, obviously. (and being fantastic, of course.)

The Purple Panda said...

oooh, I especially like the being fanstastic part -- that's *always* worth a plug ;)

(sigh) I miss WILS...

The Purple Panda said...

oooh, I especially like the being fanstastic part -- that's *always* worth a plug ;)

(sigh) I miss WILS...