John Hodgman-bestselling 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, Dutton published The Areas of My Expertise, a
handy little book of Complete World Knowledge, marked by the
distinction that all of the fascinating trivia and amazing true
facts were completely made up by its author, John Hodgman. At the
time, Hodgman 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, 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