Writer John Hodgman expounds on a variety of fascinating and sublimely ridiculous subjects â historical, literary and hobo â in his book The Areas of My Expertise.
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Hodgman’s new book, More Information Than You Require, is a compilation of humorous fake trivia, and it’s a continuation of his last book, the best-selling The Areas of My Expertise. And it begins on Page 237 –- exactly where The Areas of My Expertise left off.
"You ask yourself, ‘What is it I think I know?’ and you say it with a straight face," he said. "And if you can’t think of what to say, there’s always the Internet."
John Hodgman (accompanied by his personal troubador, Jonathan Coulton), provides a hilarious look into his first book, The Areas of My Expertise, which is a brilliant (and funny) compendium of trivia and wisdom on topics large and small. Make sure you stay tuned for the author’s theme song (performed by Coulton) and the Q&A by walkie talkie, which has to be a podcasting first!
“Will you donate your body to be stuffed and put on display (at the American Museum of Natural History)?” This is one of the many questions John Hodgman poses to Neil during their monumental meeting of minds. From the Mac vs. PC debate to ‘geeks versus jocks’, John and Neil provide more information than you require on the questions and challenges that face our age. Astrophysicist Charles Liu sits in the co-host chair this week, and comments on areas far beyond his usual expertise.