He wanted this book to be called “John Hodgman Tells Absolutely, maybe Awfully True Stories as he Sprints Toward Death in Emotionally and Literally Cold Places.” Sadly, he was outvoted and we get Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. Comedian, regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and author of three previous books of fake facts and invented trivia, Hodgman will join us Monday, October 30 at 7pm in the Duke Energy Hall at Hunt Library at NC State for a pre-Halloween treat. You will receive up to two admission/signing line tickets with a QRB purchase of Vacationland.
This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Friends of the Library. Books can be bought at the event, but as always, we suggest ordering them beforehand.
He will be in conversation with John Darnielle, lead member of The Mountain Goats, and author of Universal Harvester.
“I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size.” —Jon Stewart
Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.