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Hodgman, John

Overview
Works: 39 works in 111 publications in 4 languages and 6,641 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Animated films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Science fiction  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.A7239, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Hodgman
Coraline by Henry Selick( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
The areas of my expertise : an almanac of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order ... by John Hodgman( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous compendium of reference tables, trivia, and wisdom--largely invented by the author--lists the mottoes of the fifty-one states, identifies American presidents with hooks for hands, and describes the menu items in addition to eel at the first Thanksgiving
More information than you require by John Hodgman( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-selling author of The Areas of My Expertise presents a tongue-in-cheek compendium of made-up facts that fall under such headings as "The Method by Which We Elect Our Presidents," "How to Be a Famous Minor Television Personality," and "Gambling: The Sport of the Asthmatic Man."
Unfamiliar fishes by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of "The Wordy Shipmates" comes an examination of Hawaii's emblematic and exceptional history, retracing the impact of New England missionaries who began arriving in the early 1800s to remake the island paradise into a version of New England
That is all by John Hodgman( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire, brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. In 2005, The Areas of My Expertise, a handy little book of Complete World Knowledge was published, marked by the distinction that all of the fascinating trivia and amazing true facts were completely made up by its author. At the time, he was merely a former literary agent and occasional scribbler of fake trivia. In short: a nobody. But during an interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, an incredible transformation occurred. He became a famous minor television personality. You may ask: During his whirlwind tornado ride through the high ether of minor fame and outrageous fortune, did John Hodgman forget how to write books of fake trivia? The answer is: Yes. Briefly. But soon, he remembered! And so he returned, crashing his Kansas farmhouse down upon the wicked witch of ignorance with More Information Than You Require, a New York Times bestseller containing even more mesmerizing and essential fake trivia, including seven hundred mole-man names (and their occupations). And now he completes his vision with this new work, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, it compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off, specifically, at page 596, and finally completes Complete World Knowledge, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012
The best and the brightest( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a fresh-faced young couple from Delaware, Jeff and Samantha, who have only recently entered the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens. Every private school in the city informs Sam that she's simply too late to apply for a kindergarten spot for her five-year-old daughter this fall, but she begs Jeff to hire a 'consultant' to find a crack in the system
More information than you require by John Hodgman( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television personality John Hodgman presents a tongue-in-cheek compendium of half-truths and fake trivia including a page-a-day calendar of made-up facts that did not happen on particular dates, and a live performance of 700 mole-man names, which explores the identities and culture of the mole-men, a race of humanoids that supposedly live in a complex warren of tunnels and vast caverns beneath the earth
Year zero by Robert Reid( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universe--and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry
Normal : a novel by Warren Ellis( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist, arrives at Normal Head, he is desperate to unplug and be immersed in sylvan silence. But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels, Adam uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why people think about the future, and, of course, the past and the now
The areas of my expertise : [an almanac of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order] by John Hodgman( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a compendium of amazing true fake facts and made-up trivia
A game of thrones by George R. R Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation. Treachery, murder, incest. The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes
Parks and recreation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The citizens of Pawnee loathe their merger with the neighboring town of Eagleton, and blame all their troubles, both real and imagined, on Councilwoman Knope. The personal lives of those in City Hall are equally as tumultuous: Andy must temporarily say "cheerio" to his wife, April, when he takes a dream job in London; Ron, adjusts to his new domestic roles; and Ann and Chris eagerly await the birth of their child ... if they can survive the woes of pregnancy
That is all by John Hodgman( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hodgman completes his vision with That Is All, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, That Is All compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off-specifically, at page 596-and finally completes COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012
The Neal Pollack anthology of American literature : the collected recordings of Neal Pollack by Neal Pollack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neal Pollack has been the Greatest Living American Writer across six decades, seven continents, and ten wives. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Booker Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award (twice), and the Premio Simon Bolivar for contributions to the people's struggle in Latin America. In 1985, Pollack's writing was declared "beyond our meager standards" by the Swedish Academy. With the publication of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, the definitive collection of his work in English, a new generation of readers is set to discover nothing less than the ultimate meaning of human existence on earth. This astonishing work of fictitious nonfiction, the funniest and most creatively styled postmodernist confection of its time, has been universally praised as the best book ever written except for maybe Don Quixote and The Shipping News
Iterating grace : heartfelt wisdom and disruptive truths from Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists by Koons Crooks( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is this tiny audiobook? Who is this Koons Crooks? With its privately-printed, anonymously-produced 140-copy first printing, Iterating Grace became the talk of summer 2015 in the tech world. From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled and enthralled by the story of Koons Crooks, a young man who took the Twittered musings of the Silicon Valley elite to heart--and ended up on a profoundly unexpected path, leaving behind only the lovingly hand-calligraphed tweets that had meant so much to him. His story struck an immediate chord. There were competing efforts to identify the author of Iterating Grace; blog posts and lengthy comment threads pointed finger at writers all over the country, from Robin Sloan to Susan Orlean to Dave Eggers. Other early theories supposed it was the tip of an elaborate marketing scheme, and soon all would be revealed. But gradually it became clear that it was simply this: a small piece of literary art, perfectly pitched and driven by a Twain-like bemused outrage, by a creator who did not want to be identified, and would not explain anything beyond what the satirical fable said for itself. Disruptive innovators whose tweets are illustrated in Iterating Grace include: Austen Allred, cofounder of Grasswire; Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator; Marc Andreessen, coauthor of Mosaic, cofounder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz; Jeff Bussgang, VC at Flybrige Capital; Tony Conrad, cofounder and CEO of about.me; Benedict Evans, VC at Andreessen Horowitz; Brad Feld, VC at Foundry Group--and many more
Learning to drive by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the voyage of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrieer common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she's never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her hot to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humour, and love in starting life anew"--Container
You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain by Phoebe Robinson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe€Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that ... white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page-and she's going to make you laugh as she's doing it. Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is "Queen. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act
Superpowers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about superpowers and superheroes. Ira Glass interviews Chris Ware and discusses an Internet archive of failed comic book characters and the twelve-year-old twin leaders of a rebel army of Burmese separatists; Kelly McEvers tells the story of Zora, a self-made superhero; John Hodgman conducts a survey about the powers of flight and invisibility
Interview with John Hodgman, November 10, 2008( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weddings of the Times : a parody by Dan Klein( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You are cordially invited to celebrate A Parody of The New York Times Wedding Announcements by Kasper Hauser Along with fully illustrated guides to: Wedding-night sex, Honeymoon hot spots, Formalwear malfunctions, and much, much more. At four o'clock in the Afternoon. Or is it three o'clock' Didn't you bring the invitation' Huh' Where the hell is the turnoff' Back there. I think I saw a paper plate and some balloons. What's wrong' I just need to eat something. I'm fine. Remind me how we know these people' "In this collection, Kasper Hauser reminds us that a wedding announcement is a window into the most goofball daydream a couple can have about itself ... These are not parodies, but little human stories, full of want and hope, even when they involve falconry."--The foreword by John Hodgman
 
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Alternative Names
John Hodgman acteur américain

John Hodgman Amerikaans schrijver

John Hodgman attore statunitense

John Hodgman US-amerikanischer Autor und Humorist

Kellog Hodgman, John

Джон Ходжман

존 호지먼

ジョン・ホッジマン

约翰·霍奇曼

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More information than you requireUnfamiliar fishesThat is allMore information than you requireThe areas of my expertise : [an almanac of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order]The Neal Pollack anthology of American literature : the collected recordings of Neal Pollack