Please don't waste your time or any money on this poor excuse for a audio book. The author should be ashamed of himself. I would love to know why he wasted his time and even more; how anyone published this. The review wouldn't let me use ZERO STARS or I would have.
I had looked forward to this audiobook, having heard John Hodgman interviewed on public radio. I enjoyed his witty, intelligent repartee. I found myself offended by his seemingly (sometimes) adolescent sense of humor and disturbingly violent imagination. For instance, his "areas of expertise" often involve harm to and/or the killing of small animals. There are numerous references to masturbation. Some of it is genuinely funny, but I don't know if it is worth the price of some of the unexpectedly offensive moments.
This book is often funny, and sometimes hilarious. However, it didn't stand up to a listen of any more than about 10 minutes at a time, due to a combination of the sheer weirdness of some of the essays and Hodgman's overly deadpan delivery.
Lies are often more believable than truth (i.e. Barack & Hillary)--a very amusing book if, as you listen, you reflect more on the mind of the author than on content.