on December 4, 2012
The best purchase I've made all year. I'm getting a bunch of sets as Christmas gifts. Why go with gift cards or scented candles when you could give the gift of world knowledge? This is a wonderful series which has made me laugh out loud (I don't use LoL because it seems so cold in this instance, the dignity of these books require no abbreviation) on almost every page. I'm now a die-hard Hodgman fan.
Seriously, the writing is superb, the humor is witty and new. Fantastic books!
on April 23, 2015
I fell in love with the Judge John Hodgman podcast, so this purchase was inevitable. I was not disappointed! JH is witty without being pretentious, wicked-smart without being condescending. He just seems like a great guy I'd be pleased to find myself sitting next to at a party, or at an airport bar during a long layover. BUY THIS. Buy a few, to give as gifts. And check out maximumfun.org for other wonderful podcasts. You'll be glad you did:)
on March 19, 2015
I adore these books. Hodgman's humor is witty, unique, and sometimes downright weird. I've read all the way through More Information Than you Require (that's the book I started with for some reason), and I'm still reading That is All.
However, the books arrived slightly damaged: the box was completely ruined and won't stand up, even with the books in it, and the books were slightly bent. I blame this entirely on the United States Postal Service. They've never been reliable once, and I now always pay extra for UPS when I can.