More Information Than You Require
The bestselling author of The Areas of My Expertise- also known as The Daily Show-s -Resident Expert- and the PC in the iconic Mac ads-picks up exactly where his first book left off. Exactly.Like its predecessor, MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE compiles incredibly handy made up facts into brief... show more
The bestselling author of The Areas of My Expertise- also known as The Daily Show-s -Resident Expert- and the PC in the iconic Mac ads-picks up exactly where his first book left off. Exactly.Like its predecessor, MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE compiles incredibly handy made up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, frighteningly complex charts, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes such as:THE PAST (because there is always more)THE FUTURE (because they say there is still some left to discuss)THE METHOD BY WHICH WE -ELECT- OUR PRESIDENTS (as this will be happening soon)THE STRANGE OKAPI (an actual animal) GAMBLING: THE SPORT OF THE ASTHMATIC MAN (includes hermit crab racing)HOW TO BE A FAMOUS MINOR TELEVISION PERSONALITY (hint: go on television)PLUS: 700 MOLE-MAN NAMES (and their occupations)Yes. HODGMAN MAY HAVE BEEN BRIEFLY ABSENT FROM YOUR LIFE, but with this volume he is ready to pick up exactly where THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE left off-specifically AT PAGE 237.
Publish date: October 21st 2008
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE (#2)
Everything, down to every single one of the 700 names for mole-men, made me laugh and fall in love with the world again for the 30 seconds at a time that I spent reading this book.
It may be a mistake to read this from front to back like any ol' book. I probably would have enjoyed it more in bite-sized, fake trivia chunks since I had to push myself to keep going, despite finding it pretty clever.
I feel a little guilty adding this to goodreads because I "read" the audiobook version of this, and listened to it over the course of a couple of weeks while walking the dog. Now most people in the neighbourhood are sure I'm nuts, because this often got me giggling insanely. (Before this, they wer...
Hodgman's fake trivia is hilarious, but I wanted a story. So, maybe some later time.