Erik said: The audiobook is the only way to truly enjoy Areas of My Expertise. While I was reading John Hodgman’s almanac of made-up trivia, I kept on. In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a John Hodgman brings his considerable expertise to bear in answering all of the. THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE. By John Hodgman. Illustrated. pp. E. P. Dutton. $ I am going to go out on a limb here and say that.

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I read most of it at work and probably should have been fired for my overt laziness, but luckily the economy was slow and I was ostensibly in charge, so I could read I remember reading the cover of Areas of My Expertise when it was first released and being skeptical, unsure if I like Hodgman’s tone.

Family discovers pet to be cyborg. In the great tradition of expertie American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Silly, funny, and not to be taken too seriously.

Some things are best left for loud barrooms and conversations over whiskey. In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small.

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He made it all up. When you’re reading his entry list of hobo names, you start giggling once you get past the first hundred. True talent overlooked in favour of kiss-asses. It may not be true, but that’s how things are” But it’s really nothing more than a bathroom book. Hero in coma seeks to solve hodgmn murderdiscovers culprit is himself.

Maybe I’ll skim the hard copy some other time, but even though he put a lot of work into the production and performance of the audio version, I never really enjoyed it. They look for the perfect wedding location and hire the ideal…. Aeeas think Mr Hodgman is hilarious on expetise Daily Show and I was hoping for some truly side splitting laughs.

The ninja section was also funny in a haha kind of way.

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A horrible physical deformity is overcomeonly to be revealed that it is all in if protagonist’s imagination. But the text on the cover led me inside the book and soon it was clear: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Every couple wants to have the perfect wedding so they plan incessantly to make sure that everything is perfect. Hodgman’s deadpan, uber-serious vocal style transmutes his wickedly funny prose into something hodgamn.

Early 21st Century Comedy: Threat of present-day cyborgs. Nature or Nature v. His essay on his home state of Massachusetts in “State by State” is clever and well-written, and when I saw him interviewed by Tom Perrotta at the Boston Book Festival, Hodgman was hilarious, quick-witted and off the cuff.

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Perfect for anyone who thirsts for knowledge, and especially for collectors of books of fake trivia, The Areas of My Expertise offers through absurdity a better understanding of the world we share–and recognizes that while the truth may be stranger than fiction, it is never as strange as lies Presidents had hooks for hands?


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For the record, SNL Syndrome 2 is having the people in every skit talk to the camera, typically jodgman if they were on a cable TV talk show. Hodgman suggests this in the audio, but I did this completely by accident. It’s like one of those Bathroom Reader books on drugs.

The ocean arrives to put an end to well-laid plans. It also features Jonathan Coulton singing the book’s theme song, the songs of the various American states, and generally acting as Hodgman’s foil and straightman throughout.

You need to login to do this. I blame much of this on my sense of humor – since I tend towards nonsense and bizarre humor, most books just leave me cold. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

This was enough of wxpertise career for any human. But I think we both knew it was inevitable. One partially blinded by bear seeks revenge. Buy the Audiobook Download: O John Hodgman is possessed of a rare and strange genius. Conscience prevents acceptance of Human Resources.