Williamsburg Regional Library

Medallion status, true stories from secret rooms, John Hodgman - hardcover

"After spending most of his twenties pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing. Following an appearance to promote one of his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor. This led to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career in front of the camera that has lasted to this very day, or at least until 2016. In these pages, Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it. Through these stories you will learn many things that only John Hodgman knows, such as how to prepare for a nude scene with an oboe, or what it feels like to go to a Hollywood party and realize that you are not nearly as famous as the Property Brothers, or, for that matter, those two famous corgis from Instagram. And there are stories about how, when your television gig is canceled, you can console yourself with the fact that all of that travel that made your young son so sad at least left you with a prize: platinum medallion status with your airline. Both unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity--and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren't platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Obligatory Maine Content -- Nude Rider -- Thank You for Being Gold -- Secret Family -- Racking Up Miles -- The Sport of Marble Kings -- Disney Jail -- Secret Society -- Career Advice for Children -- Awards Season -- Beloved One -- Jonathan and Drew and Linus and Chompers -- A Great Way to Ruin a Diamond -- This Was All Optional -- Tips to Ace Your Audition -- A Parable -- All I Do Is Win -- Two Buildings in Florida -- A Man Goes on a Journey -- A Stranger Comes to Town
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
291 pages, 22 cm

Library Locations

  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US