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John Hodgman — bestselling author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire — brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge.

In 2005, Dutton published The Areas of My Expertise, a handy little book of Complete World Knowledge, marked by the distinction that all of the fascinating trivia and amazing true facts were completely made up by its author, John Hodgman. At the time, Hodgman was merely a former literary agent and occasional scribbler of fake trivia. In short: a nobody.

But during an interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, an incredible transformation occurred. He became a famous minor television personality. You may ask: During his whirlwind tornado ride through the high ether of minor fame and outrageous fortune, did John Hodgman forget how to write books of fake trivia? The answer is: Yes. Briefly. But soon, he remembered!

And so he returned, crashing his Kansas farmhouse down upon the wicked witch of ignorance with More Information Than You Require, a New York Times bestseller containing even more mesmerizing and essential fake trivia, including 700 mole-man names (and their occupations).

And now, John Hodgman completes his vision with That Is All, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, That Is All compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off — specifically, at page 596 — and finally completes COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012.

About the Author

John Hodgman is a writer, performer, and expert who lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the "Resident Expert" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the PC in Apple's television ads. Both previous installments of his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge were New York Times bestsellers.

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samhines, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by samhines)
Sad that this is the last in the trilogy--these books are just the thing for my sense of the absurd. They aren't for everyone but if you find his segments on the Daily Show amusing give the books a try.
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Aaron Sproul, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Aaron Sproul)
Hilarious and informative, this book will entertain as well as give you important information about the coming apocalypse.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525952442
Author:
Hodgman, John
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.22 x 6.02 x 1.27 in 1.08 lb

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