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You may know him only as the PC in Apple’s PC vs. Mac smackdown ads, or as the Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Resident Expert. But John Hodgman has many other claims to fame. He’s the author of The Areas of My Expertise, which provides vital and completely fake details on the great lobster conspiracy, hoboes, nine US presidents who had hooks for hands, and how to win a fight; the followup More Information Than You Require; and his newest (and he claims last), That Is All.
He is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine; host of the Little Gray Book Lectures, a monthly series that has aired on This American Life; and an actual former professional literary agent.