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The Areas of My Expertise

by John Hodgman

Riverhead | September 5, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion''s Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart''s America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproarious #15 bestseller (i.e., a runaway phenomenon in its own right-no, seriously) - a lavish compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom - all of it completely unresearched, completely undocumented and (presumably) completely untrue, fabricated by the illuminating, prodigious imagination of John Hodgman, certifiable genius.

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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 5, 2006

Publisher: Riverhead

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594482225

ISBN - 13: 9781594482229

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The Areas of My Expertise

The Areas of My Expertise

by John Hodgman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: September 5, 2006

Publisher: Riverhead

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594482225

ISBN - 13: 9781594482229

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Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion''s Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart''s America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproarious #15 bestseller (i.e., a runaway phenomenon in its own right-no, seriously) - a lavish compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom - all of it completely unresearched, completely undocumented and (presumably) completely untrue, fabricated by the illuminating, prodigious imagination of John Hodgman, certifiable genius.

Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

About the Author

John Hodgman lives in New York City, where he curates and hosts "The Little Gray Book Lectures," a monthly colloquium of readings, songs, and dubious scholarship. He is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a frequent voice on public radio's This American Life. Further fiction, nonfiction, and genres in between have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, One-Story, and The Believer. He has performed at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as well as on the great stages of Chicago, Philadelphia, and London's Barbican.

Editorial Reviews

"Wonderfully absurd." - New York Times
"Hilarious...Nabokov''s Pale Fire as directed by Wes Anderson." - Time Out New York
"If Borges and Ben Franklin got drunk and decided to write a book together, the result might have been something a lot like this freaky ''almanac''." - Tom Perrotta
"Even if you buy this book for the 700 hobo names alone, you will have gotten more than your money''s worth." - Dave Eggers
"A book of absurd tall tales, tables and charts spun from the warped brain of John Hodgman...Impressively eclectic." - Los Angeles Times
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