The Areas of My Expertise
Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion's Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart's America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproarious #15 bestseller (i.e., a runaway phenomenon in its own right-no, seriously) - a lavish compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating... show more
Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion's Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart's America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproarious #15 bestseller (i.e., a runaway phenomenon in its own right-no, seriously) - a lavish compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom - all of it completely unresearched, completely undocumented and (presumably) completely untrue, fabricated by the illuminating, prodigious imagination of John Hodgman, certifiable genius.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE (#1)
I dunno, maybe I just shouldn't read humour. American humour anyway - British humour I am perfectly capable of sitting down and reading and laughing my ass off. But most American humour, in written form? Not so much. At most, there's a wry smile, a "that was kinda fun." I'm quite sure it would be di...
Audiobook of this one. I really appreciated the feature of the separate 700 hobo names list...set to calming and appropriate music.
It is strange when you consider yourself a fan of someone's work, then realize that you have not actually experienced any of what they actually consider their work to be. I am a fan of Hodgman's film and TV appearances, his amazing podcast, and even his Twitter feed, and yet I hadn't read any of the...
Amusing in small doses. Good reading right before bed.
Hilarious bathroom read. Snippets of real actual factoids (hint: "factoid" does not mean what you think). Even the Hobo Name list, though long and a little exhausting sneaks in unexpected chuckles.