Erik said: The audiobook is the only way to truly enjoy Areas of My Expertise. While I was reading John Hodgman’s almanac of made-up trivia, I kept on. In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a John Hodgman brings his considerable expertise to bear in answering all of the. THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE. By John Hodgman. Illustrated. pp. E. P. Dutton. $ I am going to go out on a limb here and say that.

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Please expand the article to include this information. I tended to read it before going to sleep every night, and perhaps that affected my opinion of it, but in comparison to the other book I was currently reading, the latest novel by Joe Keenan, its humor felt to me either so understated as to be missing or so forced as to be strained.

I do not know if Hodgman mistakenly wrote the sign due to weariness or due to my name, Sharky Sharp-Tooth Woodwittler, thought that I was one of his hobo generals. I understand the compact disc version includes six 6 discs and were I listening to it by those means I would be nearly halfway through the second disc. In an age when fake facts are all the rage, John Hodgman proves he is a man ahead of his time.

Open Preview See a Problem? Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book. The moments of amusement caused me to giggle a quick, surprised giggle and then I was quickly over it. Refresh and try again. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Before that time, writes Hodgman, an entirely different animal – particularly “a kind of sea otter” – was known in Maine as the “lobster” the photo of a European otter at right is included with the caption “Figure This line takes place in the last section on the states and talks about how Idaho and Oregon tried to form a super state – Or-Ida.


Maybe I’ll skim the hard copy some other time, but even though he put a lot of work into the production and performance of the audio version, I never really enjoyed it.

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This is by far one of the most random, bizarre, and yet still funny books I’ve ever read. The book was later released in audiobook form, narrated by John Hodgman himself with some musical exlertise by frequent collaborator Jonathan Coulton and a guest appearance by Paul Rudd.

Everyone in the Entire Universe, Ever. However if you are going to make it up, you best have some type of grounding.

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Egypt, when done right, is a beautiful holiday destination. Of the many books of world knowledge I have read, The Areas of My Expertise was by far the most daring, truthful and also the only book of world knowledge that I have read. The ocean arrives to put an end to well-laid plans.

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The rest of this review has been withheld due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. I like the fictional almanac concept. And then came John Hodgman. Jan 11, Ericka Clouther rated it liked it Shelves: Please try again later.

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Trust me on this. There are obscene words and stories and facts that children would not understand. Conscience prevents acceptance of Human Resources.

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Ever wondered how many U. Some would say that the very excess of the hobo names are what makes it arreas, and maybe it’s better in the audiobook version, but simply reading the names ad nauseum was more soporific than tickling.

Making Chicago a mythical city that rises from the water also isn’t funny. Unfortunately, it’s pretty hit-or-miss.

The random-ish juxtapositions come across as forced rather than funny. Although bestsellers such as Poor Richard’s Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true.

I cannot tell you who did commit the murder, but it is well known. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To ask other readers questions about The Areas of My Expertiseplease sign up. This is certainly more of a bathroom reader than a piece to be read straight-through, and I did laugh out loud a few times, but ultimately even a book to be paged through randomly should have a higher ratio of hodgmsn bits, especially if it’s already on the slender side.