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Hodgman, John

Overview
Works: 14 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 3,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor 
Roles: Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN6165, 818.607
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Most widely held works by John Hodgman
The areas of my expertise : an almanac of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order ... by John Hodgman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 860 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 )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 771 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."
That is all by John Hodgman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 501 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
Unfamiliar fishes by Sarah Vowell ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 442 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
More information than you require by John Hodgman ( )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 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
The areas of my expertise [an almanac of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order] by John Hodgman ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a compendium of amazing true fake facts and made-up trivia
Unfamiliar fishes by Sarah Vowell ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vowell examines the intriguing history of America's 50th state, beginning with the clash between New England missionaries and Hawaii's laid-back natives of the early 1800s
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 26 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
The areas of my expertise a compendium of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order by myself by John Hodgman ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The areas of my expertise an almanac of complete world knowledge compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order ... by John Hodgman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 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
That is all : a third compendium ("tri-pendium") of complete world knowledge, now and finally complete, as set down by me, a former professional writer ... by John Hodgman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That is all by John Hodgman ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 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
That is all by John Hodgman ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to sharpen pencils by David Rees ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hilarious guide to the lost art of artisanal pencil sharpening "...I am so thrilled David Rees is picking up the reins of the forgotten art of manual graphite-encased-in-wood point-crafting. I love my pencil!" 'AMY SEDARIS "You may think that sharpening a pencil is easy, but David Rees makes it look hard, and that makes all the difference." 'JOHN HODGMAN "Truly, my life before I was presented with correctly sharpened pencils by an artisan was a dull and ill-sharpened void. Learn from my mistakes." 'NEIL GAIMAN Have you got the right kind of point on your pencil' Do you know how to achieve the perfect point for the kind of work you need out of that pencil' Deep in New York's Hudson River Valley, craftsman David Rees'the world's number one #2 pencil sharpener'still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. In 2010, he began offering his artisanal service to the world, to the jubilation of artists, writers, draftsmen, and standardized test takers. Now, Rees presents a book that is both a manifesto and a fully-illustrated walk-through of the many, many, many ways to sharpen a pencil. Including chapters on equipment, current practice, and modern technologies, it also points at new trends in sharpening, including "Celebrity Impression Pencil Sharpening (CIPS)," a warning about the "Psychological Risks Associated with Pencil Sharpening," and a survey of "Wines that tastes like pencils." As Rees implores: "Sharpening pencils should be an activity that enriches the senses." And if you think it's a joke, why don't you poke yourself with your newly sharpened pencil' Or better yet, don't'because it'll really hurt
 
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