True Stories From Painful Beaches

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Vacationland is also about Hodgman's wandering in the metaphoric wilderness of his forties, those years when dudes especially must painfully stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weirder dads that they are.

Other subjects covered include the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison, and advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god.

After three bestselling books of fake facts, Hodgman is finally ready to tell the truth-in the same outlandish, audacious, and inimitable style that has won him fans in every medium he has worked- books, stage, social media, television, and movies.

Praise for John Hodgman and his work-
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780735224803
Branch Call Number: 817 HOD
Characteristics: 257 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 09, 2018

"Ladies and gentlemen, the white privilege comedy of John Hodgman."
If you don't already like John Hodgman, erstwhile "Daily Show" contributor, sometime actor ("Bored to Death"), and catnip to the NPR/This American Life crow, his latest book probably won't change your mind. Unlike some of his previous books, which contained made up information masquerading as facts, "Vacationland" is a sort of memoir made up of short essays. Hodgman is droll, insightful, and self-deprecating, all appealing qualities to me, also an overeducated privileged white male, but I don't how well they'd connect with a general audience. The title takes is name from Maine's license plates.

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