Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List
Toggle side nav

Medallion Status

Best Seller
Medallion Status by John Hodgman
Paperback $17.00
Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9780525561125

Also available from:

See All Formats (3) +
  • Oct 13, 2020 | ISBN 9780525561125

    Also available from:

  • Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9780525561101

    Also available from:

  • Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9780525561118

    Available from:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from Medallion Status

Product Details


An AV Club “5 Books to Read in October”

“Conversational, funny . . . the focus is on the bizarre state of being liminally famous in a culture that so desperately celebrates fame. . . . Hodgman has dozens of funny stories to tell, ranging from recollections of early jobs to the time Benedict Cumberbatch messed with his mind.”
—The AV Club

“Very, very funny . . . Hodgman’s Medallion Status is the opposite of narcissism: it’s an honest and terribly funny peek into a world that very few of us will get to see, one that is frank enough to admit that the only thing the people in that world enjoy about it is that we’re not allowed in it.”
—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

“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.

Back to Top