John Hodgman’s Vacationland is a travelogue that takes readers to some of the most difficult-to-travel destinations in North America. From Maine’s craggy coastline to the barren deserts of New Mexico, Hodgman tells true stories from his own experiences and those of his fellow travelers. These tales are often laugh-out-loud funny but also poignant glimpses into the human experience.
For who is this book for ?
If you’re a fan of John Hodgman’s humor, or if you enjoy travelogues with a twist, then Vacationland is the perfect book for you.
- interesting insights into other cultures
- well written
- The author’s humor can be a bit juvenile at times.
- The book is somewhat repetitive.
- Some of the stories seem to go off on tangents that don’t add much to the narrative.
Learn more about the author
John Hodgman is a humorist, actor and writer who first gained fame as the “PC” in Apple’s famous Mac vs PC ads. He has since written for publications such as The New York Times Magazine and Wired, and has published three books of fiction, non-fiction and fake trivia. His latest book is Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.
“I love John Hodgman – his dry wit and perfect comedic timing make for a great read. This book is no exception – Vacationland is laugh-out-loud funny, but also surprisingly heartfelt.”
“John Hodgman has a way of accessing some inner truth that makes me chuckle on the inside even as I recognize myself in his stories.”
“This book is hilarious, eye-opening, and occasionally heartbreaking. I loved every minute of it.”
“Hodgman is a genius- laugh out loud funny and strangely touching.”