John Hodgman

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On June 4th, we’re returning to Open Door Sessions  with one of our best loved, most familiar faces. John Hodgman, author, actor, podcaster, and semi-real judge, is coming back to Brookline–or at least, he’s appearing on screen. Of course, we like our Open Door authors to bring along a guest…but who’s joining Hodgman? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.

Brookline Booksmith has a long history with John Hodgman, in that he long ago worked at the theatre across the street from our store (our beloved Coolidge Corner Theatre), and has since been to our store, or allowed us to sell his books elsewhere in Boston, many, many times.

The most important thing to know about this event is that John Hodgman will be at it. There aren’t many people who command a stage, energize an audience, and balance seriousness and wit with John Hodgman’s tireless precision. He’s a joy to watch, and you’re going to have a wonderful time.

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He’s written three books of fake facts (all bestsellers), two (factually and emotionally) true and funny books called Vacationland and Medallion Status, and many other short works. He has appeared on The Daily Show as a regular contributor, and he has been very famous as the human PC in the Mac vs. PC ads that started running in 2006. 

Since then he’s appeared recurrently on several TV shows, done sell-out comedy shows throughout the US and Canada, and hosted over 460 episodes of the world’s best podcast (we are writing this and can say it). Judge John Hodgman settles serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus.” He contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine.

John Hodgman’s Guest is a total mystery. 

Shop the store to have any of John’s books delivered right to your door.

While you’re looking, consider these Brookline Booksmith favorites:

Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms

Hodgman - Medallion Status

Get ready to join John Thursday, June 4th.

And take a moment now to help shape this upcoming conversation.

Check out the list of questions submitted by other Booksmith Open Doors Sessions attendees, and then vote to support any of the ones that match your own interests.

Feel free to add your own question. Then spread the word to make sure others have the chance to help move your question to the top of the shared list.

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    Quarantine. Pandemic. Marching. Locusts. Please discuss!

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    What comfort food are you eating right now (besides Utz Potato Chips)?

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    Heavy question: How are you using your white privilege to help POC right now?

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    Were you ever a D&D kid or was it strictly LOTR LARP? Also would you consider guesting on Critical Role if they asked you?

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    Have you marched this week? What’s your sense of what’s going on in America?

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    What’s your connection to Brookline Booksmith? Is it true you used to work right across the street?

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    What in the world is going on? What can we do to fix it?

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    Who are some of your favorite authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, and have they influenced your writing?