Vacationland

  • by John Hodgman
  • Narrated by John Hodgman
  • 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.
Vacationland is also about Hodgman's wandering in the metaphoric wilderness of his 40s, those years when dudes especially must painfully stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weirder dads that they are.
Other subjects covered include the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison, and advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god.
After three best-selling books of fake facts, Hodgman is finally ready to tell the truth - in the same outlandish, audacious, and inimitable style that has won him fans in every medium he has worked: books, stage, social media, television, and movies.

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Great listen

First and foremost, when an author is really good at narrating their own book, something magical happens. And that most certainly happened here.

The stories are funny but it's not a humor book. It's deeply honest, vulnerable, and introspective. Parts I could relate to very well and other parts not at all. Either way, I'm appreciative of his soul baring insights.

I'm so glad I read this and I encourage others to do likewise.
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- R. MCRACKAN

Truly wonderful book

Loved it. Hodgman, who is also a performer and podcaster, gives an extraordinarily funny and touching reading. One of those rare books where audio is really the best way to experience it.
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- Eli

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio