John Hodgman | James B. Hunt Jr. Library | Page: Readings & Signings | Indy Week
This is a past event.

John Hodgman 

When: Mon., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. 2017

On Sundays, the surpassingly droll writer and actor John Hodgman holds court on The New York Times Magazine's ethics page, presiding exclusively over matters of the "Might a coffee cake be defined as a pie?" variety. Hodgman somehow manages to imbue the conceits with dignity through the conviction of his responses; even when calling readers out, he always takes their demonstrably inconsequential conundrums seriously and seems to genuinely care. That underlying humanity is on full display in his book Vacationland. Describing treks over three distinct landscapes from different periods of his life, including the "dark forest of middle age," Hodgman employs the dry, not quite deadpan, self-deprecating but not insecure voice that is his signature. Ruminating on the mundane, occasionally soul-sapping demands of adulthood is darker territory than the absurdism that marked earlier works like the best-selling The Areas of My Expertise, but the acuity of Hodgman's observations makes the prospect of his serious contemplations look like an enticing prospect. Purchase of the book from Quail Ridge Books, the event's presenter at Hunt Library, earns you two admissions to the signing line. —David Klein

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation