WATCH: Jonathan Franzen Participates in Act of Whimsy, Reads Bedtime Story to Stephen Colbert

It might be a metaphor.

Jonathan Franzen‘s staunch takes on Twitter and Internet culture have earned him a reputation for being something of an old grouch. And while this video, which finds him reading a suspiciously allegorical bedtime story to Stephen Colbert on last night’s Late Show, won’t change anyone’s mind on that matter, it at least demonstrates that Franzen does know how to enjoy himself—even when he’s offering up a hot take at the same time.

(via Vulture)

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