More Information Than You Require

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Penguin, 2008 - Humor - 360 pages
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The bestselling author of The Areas of My Expertise— also known as The Daily Show’s “Resident Expert” and the PC in the iconic Mac ads—picks up exactly where his first book left off. Exactly.

Like its predecessor, MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIREcompiles incredibly handy made up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, frighteningly complex charts, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes such as:
THE PAST (because there is always more)
THE FUTURE (because they say there is still some left to discuss)
THE METHOD BY WHICH WE “ELECT” OUR PRESIDENTS (as this will be happening soon)
THE STRANGE OKAPI (an actual animal) GAMBLING: THE SPORT OF THE ASTHMATIC MAN (includes hermit crab racing)
HOW TO BE A FAMOUS MINOR TELEVISION PERSONALITY (hint: go on television)
PLUS: 700 MOLE-MAN NAMES (and their occupations)

Yes. HODGMAN MAY HAVE BEEN BRIEFLY ABSENT FROM YOUR LIFE, but with this volume he is ready to pick up exactly where THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISEleft off—specifically AT PAGE 237.
  

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Review: More Information Than You Require (COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE #2)

User Review  - Michael Emond - Goodreads

A follow up to "Areas of My Expertise" this book is a humourous book for people with OCD and people who like a lot of made up facts presented to them in hilarious ways. I say OCD because there is just ... Read full review

Review: More Information Than You Require (COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE #2)

User Review  - Bryce Johnson - Goodreads

There are two main things that make JH's tomes of complete world knowledge enjoyable (for me at least). 1) He is fantastically clever, and his seemingly arbitrary choices of references usually mean ... Read full review

Contents

OCTOBER 29
254
Women on Pan Ams Clipper America Enjoying Their Valiums 234
255
One of My Great Regrets
263
Some Notes on the Upcoming Presidential Election
269
A Sad Woman Brings Her Water Pitcher So That It
270
On the Matter of Nutrient Slime
276
A Typical Voting Machine
281
Who Is Going to Win the Presidential Election?
283
WERE YOU AWARE OF IT? Intoxication Tips of the Stars
414
Is This Garbage Really the Best We Can Do?
416
The Perks of Fame 427 what happened The Perks of Fame
427
The One Downside of Fame
433
1 Told You It Would Blow Your Mind
438
Can You Prove Otherwise?
442
1 Think Youll Agree a Reasonable Error on the Bears Part
446
Secret World Government Recognition Test
448

Make No Bones About It J Q Adams Looked Like
287
WERE YOU AWARE OF
294
The Face That Launched at Least One Presidential
299
It Wasnt Just His Penis Also NOVEMBERS
302
An Eerie Similarity Between Kennedy and Lincoln
313
Lucy Goes into Labor
319
WERE YOU AWARE OF IT? President Booth
322
The House of the Seven Freeze Tubes Salem MA
328
Some Folk Remedies
334
ADVICE HOWTO AND MISCELLANEOUS
341
Cute
344
How to Cook Owls
348
Im an HC
353
A Series of Tubes
357
Some Questions That Were Actually
364
Surprisingly NOT Used for Sex
367
WERE YOU AWARE OF IT? Secret Ponytalla
371
N0VEMBER6 FIGURE 67 A Ponytail Circa 1987
372
Roulette
377
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN PHIL
379
On the Subject of Tells
388
composer and bandleader in his day Sousa pGURE 69 probabl
389
Bar Bets You Are Sure to Win
394
Where You May Have Seen Me on Television
401
Chickens of the Sea
409
The Secret Moon Landing
454
Napoleon King of the Moon
456
Possible Contacts with Alien Life
461
Can You Tell Which One Is the Italian?
462
This Cat Will Shoot You
471
EVEN MORE MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE
473
Consider the Fork
481
Many Names for the Same
484
More on Tapeworms and Other Famous Animal Acts
490
What to Expect While Serving as a Juror
496
J D Salinger
500
ARE THEY THE NEW HOBOES?
503
The Hated Dirt Puma
512
For What Possible Reason Would You Put This
519
MoleMan Names
527
240
533
Jonathan Frakes as Tipper Gore Note the Cameo from
534
Answers to Your Questions About the MoleMen
541
Several Sexually Suggestive NOVEMBER 3
548
An Urban Legend Regarding the Declaration of Independence
558
More Answers
573
WERE YOU AWARE OF IT? Banned for 22 Points
579
AN OUTRODUCTION
587
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, expert and former professional literary agent living in New York City. In this capacity he has served as the humour editor for The New York Times Magazine; an occasional public radio personality for This American Life; an advice columist for McSweeney's; and a freelance journalist specializing in food, non-wine alcohol, Battlestar Galactica and most other subjects. This was enough of a career for any human. But then he wrote a book of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE entitled The Areas of My Expertise and was asked to appear on The Daily Show where he continues to provide commentary as the show's "resident expert".

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