After pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing, producing smart and entertaining fare like The Areas of My Expertise and Vacationland. Following an appearance on The Daily Show, he began an implausible career in television and film, while maintaining his podcast Judge John Hodgman. Reflecting on the strangeness of his career, Hodgman chronicles what it's like to be famous at the most marginal level possible, describing how to prepare for a nude scene with an oboe, and what it feels like to go to a Hollywood party and realize that you aren't nearly as important as those two corgis from Instagram.
"This funny, sometimes delightfully absurd book offers sharp meditations on status, relevance, and age, and fame—or at least being fame-adjacent."—Publishers Weekly