Vacationland: True Stories From Painful Beaches by John Hodgman

December 22, 2017

John Hodgman moves beyond fake facts into his own story, adding candid insight to his already-entertaining wit.

I intended to start this book and wound up finishing it the same day. I normally relish his wit and careful brand of humor, but now I’m even more intrigued by the complexity of character this book revealed. It’s not so much Hodgman parodying himself again as revealing the intelligent, hilarious, and relatably flawed human behind the curtain. If this book is any indication as to where his work is headed, I’ll be eager to read whatever’s next.