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John Hodgman

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Image credit: John Hodgman at BookExpo at the Javits Center in New York City, May 2019. By Rhododendrites - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79387555

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Works by John Hodgman

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A Game of Thrones (1996) — Foreword, some editions — 42,121 copies
Unfamiliar Fishes (2011) — Narrator, some editions — 1,445 copies
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (2015) — Narrator, some editions — 1,078 copies
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain (2016) — Narrator, some editions — 706 copies
Dimension of Miracles (1968) — Narrator, some editions — 586 copies
Coraline [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 538 copies
The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes (2008) — Introduction — 216 copies
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley (2017) — Narrator, some editions — 213 copies
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contributor — 141 copies
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contributor — 110 copies
McSweeney's Issue 2: Blues/Jazz Odyssey (1999) — Contributor — 71 copies
McSweeney's Issue 1: Gegenshein (1998) — Contributor — 66 copies
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Contributor — 52 copies
Bored to Death: Season 1 (2010) — Actor — 19 copies
The Who Was? Show [2018 TV series] (2018) — Actor — 1 copy

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Immenently enjoyable stories from John Hodgman's life, read (in the case of the audiobook) by Hodgman himself. What more could you possibly need to know?
 
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Treebeard_404 | 11 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
 
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emmby | 51 other reviews | Oct 4, 2023 |
It's obviously not about vacations, though the author does 'summer' in New Hampshire and Maine and Maine's official motto is 'Vacationland'. Rather, these are the author's amusing anecdotes and deep thinking about those summers, along with childhood, growing up, adulting and death. I don't recall any LOL moments, but most stories are amusing and John Hodgman does a bang-up job on the audiobook as his own narrator, rendering them with a goodly amount of humor and pathos, as necessary.
 
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zot79 | 30 other reviews | Aug 20, 2023 |
I fell in love with John Hodgman's sensibility listening to his podcast, Judge John Hodgman. I think it was the 2nd episode, in which the weird dad wanted order his children to have a mime at his funeral. Hodgman is funny and practical and real (nevermind his previous books of "facts," which actually aren't my favorite) and can really get to the emotional heart of the matter in so many cases. So, I enjoyed reading more about him and some of his experiences, which for the most part came across as both humorous and poignant. I don't know how this book will land with those not already familiar with his work, but I enjoyed the heck out of it. I only wish I could have gotten the audiobook from my library.… (more)
 
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