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Medallion Status by John Hodgman

Medallion Status

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Medallion Status by John Hodgman
Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9780525561101
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An AV Club “5 Books to Read in October”

“John Hodgman’s transformation from fully ironic author of fake trivia books to semi-ironic memoirist continues apace with Medallion Status . . . Here, instead of decaying vacation properties, the focus is on the care, maintenance, and occasional dilapidation of Hodgman’s own Apple- and Daily Show-spawned celebrity, approached with a winning combination of comic self-deprecation and apparently genuine self-loathing. As its subtitle—True Stories From Secret Rooms—suggests, it’s an insider’s look from someone resigned to letting the inside slip inevitably away from him, even as he gives glimpses of such vaunted heights as Delta’s first-class airport courtesy lounge, or the headquarters of one actual, no-fooling secret society.”
—The AV Club

“This funny, sometimes delightfully absurd book offers sharp meditations on status, relevance, and age, and fame—or at least being fame-adjacent.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Humorous and surprisingly poignant.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Hodgman offers thoughtful musings about human nature and our drive for status. An entertaining and endearing entry from the author of Vacationland.

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