We are a New York Times reporting bookstore. When we sent in our numbers last Monday, Stephen Colbert's new picture book, I Am A Pole (And So Can You!), was listed under children's books. So we noted it's single sale along with a note to the effect of 'any book with an illustration of a stripper wearing a g-string and tassels is NOT a children's book.'
Perhaps as a result, the Times has moved Colbert's book to the category of Hardcover Advice and Miscellany, where it now sits at the top of the chart above other titles that include mostly cookbooks and inspirationals.
I'm a fan of the Colbert Report. I enjoy his humor. But this book ... ehh, no so much.
On the other hand, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is enjoying its second week at #1 on the Children's Picture Book list. And it's a great book!