The Areas of My Expertise

The Areas of My Expertise

An Almanac of Complete World Knowledge Compiled with Instructive Annotation and Arranged in Useful Order

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594482229
  • 256 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


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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“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