Takedown Author Philip Mudd on the Colbert Report

The staff at Penn Press cannot confirm or deny that both of his shoes are phones, but we're pleased to say that Philip Mudd, author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, stood his ground on the Colbert Report last night.

Mudd, the former Deputy Director of the Counterterrorist Center at the Central Intelligence Agency and later as Deputy Director of the National Security Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, answered hard questions and absurd questions with equal poise.

He also gave the Colbert Nation some sage advice: read a book.