Guest blogger: John Hodgman


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Meet our new guest blogger, John Hodgman. Here is a brief introduction:

Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, Occasional Public Radio Personality for This American Life, Advice Columnist for McSweeney's, and a Freelance Journalist specializing in Food, Non-Wine Alcohol, Battlestar Galactica, and most other subjects. This was enough of a career for any human. But then he wrote a book of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE entitled Areas of My Expertise and was asked to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he continues to provide commentary as the show's Resident Expert. Now, at 37, he has unexpectedly become a Famous Minor Television Personality, appearing as the "PC" in a series of television ads for Apple brand computers, and accepting guest roles as "the person wearing glasses" in a variety of films and TV shows, including Battlestar Galactica, a show he once wrote about as a journalist. From time to time, he is asked to describe his professional life, and in particular, the effect of this dramatic and surprising change of fortune, and typically, he finds he cannot do it.

His new book, More Information Than You Require, just came out today.