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Stephen Colbert to publish 3rd book, ‘Midnight Confessions’

"Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions" will be published in

"Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions" will be published in book and audio format on Sept. 5. Credit: AP / Richard Boeth

Don’t tell anybody, but “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is turning his popular “Midnight Confessions” segment into a book.

Simon & Schuster will publish “Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions” in book and audio format on Sept. 5. The TV segment features the Catholic comedian — seen behind the screen of a confessional booth — making laughable admissions to the audience. “I take hotel shampoo bottles . . . when I’m not staying at a hotel,” goes one such confession.

The book will include Colbert’s favorites, along with ones that the audience has submitted via Twitter. “I wish I could say that all of these confessions were made up,” said Colbert in a statement released by Simon & Schuster.

Colbert’s earlier books — 2007’s “I Am America (And So Can You!)” and 2012’s “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” — were bestsellers that played on his conservative “Daily Show” persona.

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