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  • The Areas of My Expertise

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Hodgman
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (1122)
    Performance
    (367)
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    (366)

    In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although best sellers such as Poor Richard's Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true.

    Margot says: "Wow!"
    "This type of comedy, is not for me."
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    Performance
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Unfortunately the comedy of this book was as bad at some of the worst SNL sketches where you know they are making fun of something but you have no idea what that is.

    The whole premise of the material was based on making up stuff as if it was real, but CLEARLY is not. May have been ok if it was funny, but I didn't find it to be the case.


    Has The Areas of My Expertise turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This was the first comedy book I read, just because I hear from some people that it was funny. I have never been interested in comedy book, I like hard science fiction.


    What aspect of John Hodgman’s performance would you have changed?

    While John may have been overacting I really disliked his All knowing persona and grandiosity.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Both anger and disappointment. Anger that I wasted a credit on this book and Disappointment with the whole comedy book category.


    Any additional comments?

    Again I have no experience with humor in books, this may be the exception but if this are what most humor books are like, I'll just have to avoid them.

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