True Stories From Painful Beaches

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A memoir of the author's cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735224803
Branch Call Number: 827 H68v
Characteristics: 257 pages ; 22 cm


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Comedian, writer of books of fake facts (That’s All), and correspondent for The Daily Show, Hodgman her turns his hand to a humourous memoir describing his daily life in his New England summer home where he is viewed by the locals as “from away.”

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Mar 09, 2018

"Ladies and gentlemen, the white privilege comedy of John Hodgman."
If you don't already like John Hodgman, erstwhile "Daily Show" contributor, sometime actor ("Bored to Death"), and catnip to the NPR/This American Life crow, his latest book probably won't change your mind. Unlike some of his previous books, which contained made up information masquerading as facts, "Vacationland" is a sort of memoir made up of short essays. Hodgman is droll, insightful, and self-deprecating, all appealing qualities to me, also an overeducated privileged white male, but I don't how well they'd connect with a general audience. The title takes is name from Maine's license plates.

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