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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Perhaps Hodgman works best in small doses, and perhaps his follow-up book “More Information Than You Require” is stronger.
mohn What you do not find here, unfortunately, is wonderful vitriol aimed at Rachel Ray, I person he hates so much she cannot be mentioned between these covers. Coulton has performed the song on Attack of the Showat many of Hodgman’s book signings, and on the audiobook version of The Areas of My Expertise.
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Jan 26, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book. It’s like one of those Bathroom Reader books on drugs.
Aug 17, Minutes. The list arezs hobos was probably the best “bit” in the book, and it suffered from what I term Saturday Night Live Syndrome 1: In his own description of the book in the introduction, he tells us: But it’s really nothing more than a bathroom book.
Hero is chased by townspeople bearing torches. Please expand the article to include this information. He talks about the discovery of the furry lobster, and recounts how hobos took over the country for several years at the middle of the 19th century. More Information Than You Require. Former lovers who are archeologists seek same ancient curio. Hodgman can best be described as a character comedian. Guest stars and special songs help push you through the hodgnan and tables.
Here is a different kind of handy adeas reference, one in which all of the historical oddities and amazing true facts are sifted through the singular, illuminating imagination of John Hodgman—which is the nice way of saying: The Hoboes Project refers to an internet meme that originated with a recording of Hodgman’s recitation of the hobo names from The Areas of My Expertise.
Thanks for telling us epertise the problem. 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.
Society persecutes inventor of revolutionary fabric or vehicle. Jun 18, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I would also recommend the audio version. Before that time, writes Hodgman, an entirely different animal – particularly “a kind of sea otter” – was known in Maine as the “lobster” the photo of a European otter at right is included with the caption “Figure In Octoberon hearing the audio file, Mark Frauenfelder proposed on the BoingBoing website to have ” cartoonists volunteer to draw one of the hoboes” that Hodgman listed in the book.
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This is definitely a case where shelling out for the CD edition pays off. Sep 05, Pages Buy. Expertisse discovers pet to be cyborg. I think I gave it a good honest effort by reading the first 70 pages, but it was just too random and weird to keep going.
Absurd humor built on the author’s comprehensive knowledge of American History. However, I have to say that I can’t expetise myself to read more than a few pages of “”The Areas of My Expertise”” the book. Hero must choose between excellent sexual partner and stable companion.
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 Hodmgan could read I remember reading the cover of Areas of My Expertise when it was first released and being skeptical, unsure if I liked Hodgman’s tone.
This really wasn’t funny. Further, there are parts of the book that are zreas hilarious and poignant — the story of Ar, hodgmn 51st state, and the Woman Ninja Con come to mind.
Complete World Knowledge 3 books. From then, Hodgman present information and anecdotes that suggests he is privy to such valuable and secretive information that he has chosen to publish for a profit. Anyone but hobo or people with hooks instead of hands. It is written in the form of absurd historical stories, complex charts and graphs, and fake newspaper columns. I blame if of this on my sense of humor – since I tend towards nonsense and bizarre humor, most books just leave me cold.
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The developers of The Kingdom of Loathing were granted personal permission by John Hodgman to use his material, as well as his name, for the game. American humour anyway – British ojhn I am perfectly capable of sitting down and reading and laughing my ass off. In the McSweeney’s realm of humor, and like most of the McSweeney’s humor when it works it’s really funny, but sometimes you feel like your on the outside of an injoke.
I read this because my husband owns the book but sadly I didn’t think it was as funny as he did. Open Hodgmaan See a Problem?