John Hodgman's Vacationland: a masterpiece of humor that means something


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If you – like me – are a loyal listener to the Judge John Hodgman podcast, then you have a sense of what makes Hodgman a treasure: it’s his combination of understated, low-key wit; his quick self-deprecation; and his deep compassion, which is what makes his comedic “fake internet courtoom” into more than a quick gag, turning it into reliable source of thought-provoking insight into how to be a better person. If that’s your thing, then you will love his latest book, a memoir called Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches, which isn’t just funny… it’s also sneaky as hell.


It sounds truly great. Thanks for the review. Library hold placed!


Awesome. Thanks for the heads up Doc, I’m picking it up now. I don’t think I’ve ever regretted buying anything from John, and I always get almost uncomfortably excited whenever something new of his comes out.


Went thought my entire life avoiding that word, and now this is the third time it’s cropped up this week.

Life is weird.


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