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The Resource Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches, John Hodgman

Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches, John Hodgman

Label
Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches
Title
Vacationland
Title remainder
true stories from painful beaches
Statement of responsibility
John Hodgman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are"--From the publisher's web site
Summary
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 and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10574479
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Hodgman, John
Dewey number
  • 974.1044
  • 813/.6
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hodgman, John
  • Authors, American
  • American wit and humor
  • New England
Target audience
adult
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true stories from painful beaches
Label
Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches, John Hodgman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bookkeeper for the Church of Satan -- Dump jail -- Mongering -- 309.28 -- Rocks on top of other rocks -- Pills are science -- Daddy Pitchfork -- Nerve food -- Graveyard fun -- Maine humor -- A kingdom property -- The IT guy for Duck Dynasty -- So thin is the skin of my people -- You are normal people -- Vacationland -- A little beyond the limits of safe travel
Control code
ocn973917569
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973917569
Label
Vacationland : true stories from painful beaches, John Hodgman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bookkeeper for the Church of Satan -- Dump jail -- Mongering -- 309.28 -- Rocks on top of other rocks -- Pills are science -- Daddy Pitchfork -- Nerve food -- Graveyard fun -- Maine humor -- A kingdom property -- The IT guy for Duck Dynasty -- So thin is the skin of my people -- You are normal people -- Vacationland -- A little beyond the limits of safe travel
Control code
ocn973917569
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 308 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973917569

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