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If you liked the first book (as I did), you will like the second one.
I can't say what I was hoping for with this book, nor can I say what can be done to improve it, but still it is painful to be let down in this way.
One of our communication problems today is that we're skewing the language with new uses/meanings for specific terms.
@wahidao: It's pages like pages 492-500 that make me love @hodgman's books even more than I would without pages like those, which would still be a lot.
Capitalized sentences on every page and in nearly every paragraph? Not necessary. Found this book to be more of a distraction while trying to read as opposed to enjoyable. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wh1teBean
I love how crazy-nuts this book can get sometimes! I really didn't expect a follow-up to the first one, so this came as a pleasant surprise (It seems there's going to be a third as... Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Jamil Bhatti
Dry humor is better in short bits, not in book form. Most of this is an amusing book (I skimmed/skipped the mole men parts.) Don't try and read it in one setting. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by Chris Houchens
This volume has a decidedly different feel than AoME, since it was written under the shroud of self-consciousness that comes with success. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by IreneDAdler
John Hodgman is funny in short little bits, Say five minutes at a time. And there are places in the book that get a chuckle or even a good laugh, but mostly it is dross. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Richard J. Blackmore
The genius of John Hodgman, both in this book and in his earlier book and in his appearances on the television's Daily Show (But not in his appearances shilling the overrated... Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by J. Edgar Mihelic
If you liked the first book (as I did), you will like the second one. It's neither more of the same, nor is it so much of a departure that fans of the first book will be let down. Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by Joe Airaudi
This book struck me as much funnier than the "prequel" the Areas of My Expertise. His tone remains droll and matter-of-fact, and the information is of the same ilk, but the... Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by T. ORourke