The Areas of My Expertise

The Areas of My Expertise

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In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although bestsellers such as Poor Richard's Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true. Here is a different kind of handy desk reference, one in which all of the historical oddities and amazing true facts are sifted through the singular, illuminating imagination of John Hodgman - which is the nice way of saying: He made it all up. Perfect for anyone who thirsts for knowledge, and especially for collectors of books of fake trivia, The Areas of My Expertise offers through absurdity a better understanding of the world we share - and recognizes that while the truth may be stranger than fiction, it is never as strange as lies . . . or as true.

ISBN: 9780525949084

Published Date: October 1, 2005

Publisher: Dutton Books

Language: English

Page Count: 228

Size: 8.30" l x 5.80" w x 1.00" h