B IS FOR BOAT

Stephen Colbert is joining the party with his own Trump-trolling gag book

Stephen Colbert is joining the party with his own Trump-trolling gag book
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Donald Trump has been a boon for political books. So much so that a rather specific sub-genre—gag books by entertainers that troll the president—is flourishing.

Whose Boat book
Image: Courtesy Simon & Schuster

Earlier this year, late-night host John Oliver and his team published a spoof book about Mike Pence’s family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, and in July, Trevor Noah’s show put out a book compiling Trump’s greatest tweets. Now Stephen Colbert’s staff is joining the fun with Whose Boat Is this Boat? Comments that Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane.

Colbert announced on The Late Show last night (Sept. 28) that Simon & Schuster would publish the book, which mocks Trump’s uncompassionate response to Hurricane Florence, noting that the proceeds will go toward disaster relief in the Carolinas.

Last week, Colbert read from the book, which is made up entirely of quotes from Trump. One, “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” was directed at a resident who ended up with a beached yacht in his yard (paywall) in a ravaged part of North Carolina.

The book was not originally intended for publication, but seeing as how such gags are bonafide hits—A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo is the year’s third-bestselling book on Amazon so far—it’s not a bad bet for Simon & Schuster to sell actual copies. The book is now available for pre-order, and won’t be out until Nov. 6, but it’s currently No. 2 on Amazon’s overall bestselling books list, which updates hourly.