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Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches

Author: John Hodgman
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Hodgman--New York Times bestselling author, semi-famous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of earth--has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home of Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called "Vacationland," home to the most painful beaches on earth. Vacationland is also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Short stories
Autobiographies
Humor
Anecdotes
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodgman, John.
Vacationland.
New York : Viking, [2017]
(DLC) 2017058570
Named Person: John Hodgman; John Hodgman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hodgman
ISBN: 9780735224803 0735224803 9780735224827 073522482X
OCLC Number: 1005988269
Description: 257 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The bookkeeper for the Church of Satan --
Dump jail --
Mongering --
309.28 --
Rocks on top of other rocks --
Pills are science --
Daddy Pitchfork --
Nerve food --
Graveyard fun --
Maine humor --
A kingdom property --
The IT guy for Duck Dynasty --
So thin is the skin of my people --
You are normal people --
Vacationland --
A little beyond the limits of safe travel --
Yippee.
Responsibility: John Hodgman.

Abstract:

"John Hodgman--New York Times bestselling author, semi-famous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of earth--has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home of Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called "Vacationland," home to the most painful beaches on earth. Vacationland is also about John'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"--

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Winner of the New England Book AwardFinalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor"I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size . . . can a fella get a 16 point Helvetica up in Read more...

 
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