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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Hodgman Narrator: John Hodgman, Paul Rudd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781101145807
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The New York Times bestseller by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, The Daily Show’s Resident Expert and the PC in the iconic Mac ads picks up exactly where his first book left off.

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Quotes & Awards

  • More Information Than You Require is exactly the tonic for these truth- challenged times: a transformation of pedestrian reality through the enlightened power of imagination and insatiable list-making.”

    Onion AV Club

  • “Hodgman has forged his own tradition here—one that I expect will be imitated widely in the future, though probably not with success. An imagination like this is not so easily duplicated. For now, then, let us just enjoy the real thing.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Paulios | 1/23/2014

    " Funny, but do I need that much weird humor without any narrative structure behind it? It's a good book to flip through when you're in between things though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/21/2014

    " you don't actually "read" this book as much as you peruse. the format, layout and style is not conducive for reading at all. i will say this, if you sorta skim around this book for a few minutes 84% will be absolute drivel, 12% will be mildly, shamefully interesting and 4% will be very funny. i don't think this is the vehicle for this guys humor..... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie Christian | 1/17/2014

    " Umm... apparently FAKE trivia is really only funny for like half of a chapter. As a rule, I love trivia books; I learn a lot of random facts. The only thing that I learned reading this book is that I truly have no connection with 'Mac' people. The author of this book is the "I'm a PC" guy from the Mac commercials. At first I thought that was neat, and it would be really interesting. I was mistaken. Mole People influencing Thomas Jefferson is just not something I can take for an entire book. I was aware that this was a comedy book, I just thought it would be both entertaining and educational. I've read a lot of authors that accomplished this easily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 1/13/2014

    " Just as amazing as its prequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Hill | 1/3/2014

    " Really, it's a 3.5. I just think I'd rather watch The Hodge perform this book instead of reading it myself. Probably because I'm a Mole Man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amy | 12/31/2013

    " I definitely prefer John Hodgman in famous minor television personality to John Hodgman in print. However, if you must have one famous minor life experience involving this book, consider reading aloud the list of 700 Moleman names. A truly enjoyable 40 minutes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/26/2013

    " John Hodgman clearly read Choose Your Own Adventure books as a child. One doesn't really read More Information than you require as much as play with it. Either that or it's modeled on an academic tome with lots and lots of footnotes. There are constant references to places in the book for "even more" information and I admit I had fun going from reading about the presidents of the United States to stuff about the origins of mole men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/25/2013

    " Hodgman has a way with words and some of his anecdotes are very beautiful, but I'm glad I listed to this in audio form because I'm not sure if I would made it through. Great performance, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tristan Yi | 12/2/2013

    " This was so funny, so smart, and so awesomesauce that I can't even describe it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kimberly | 11/30/2013

    " chuckle-worthy, but not in the mood to read funny, but utterly false facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 11/17/2013

    " Always funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 11/16/2013

    " I truly learned more information than I required with this book. Plus, it's funny as hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 11/6/2013

    " Not quite as startlingly absurd and wonderful as the Areas of My expertise, but still an enduring monolith in the world of fake trivia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Exedore6 | 10/26/2013

    " Which presidents had a hook for a hand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl Kindt | 10/17/2013

    " Everything about this book of fake trivia is better than his previous gem, except the list of Mole-men Names. The Hobo Nickname list was better. I laughed out loud more than a hundred times reading this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 9/6/2013

    " I laughed constantly. Silly and brainy. Weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/3/2013

    " Hodgman is correct. This IS more information than I require - I really didn't need all the Mole Men information. Otherwise, random and humorous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/4/2013

    " OK - it's hilarious. At least, we think so! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 5/12/2012

    " A hilarious and fitting follow-up to his The Areas of My Expertise . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/21/2012

    " Leagues better than the first. Maybe it's because I had the audio experience and could almost hear Hodgman reading the book to me but I actually think this one was just plain funnier. Still just a nice little diversion from life but one I enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregorus | 1/22/2012

    " I got this one at a book signing. I'm a fan of all things Hodgman, but you need to appreciate a certain type of humor... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayci | 7/14/2011

    " I loved the audio book version with appearances by Ira Glass and Rachel Maddow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Harroun | 6/9/2011

    " Get the audiobook. Get the hardback too, so you're friends can see how cool you are, but, also, listen to the audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 5/19/2011

    " Good, funny, though nothing about it makes it a "must read." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/18/2011

    " If you know John Hodgman, enough said. If not, expect entertaining nonsense from the wry to ridiculous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amy | 4/6/2011

    " I definitely prefer John Hodgman in famous minor television personality to John Hodgman in print. However, if you must have one famous minor life experience involving this book, consider reading aloud the list of 700 Moleman names. A truly enjoyable 40 minutes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mac | 3/7/2011

    " Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, some nice and touching moments, but the molemen can't live up to the hobos. They just can't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 3/2/2011

    " Hodgman is funny, but the book just didn't hold my attention as a whole. The book isn't designed to be cohesive, but it had too many slow/too long segments to keep me excited. Maybe just not my style of humor though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 2/25/2011

    " What's not to love? Very post-modern, cleverly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/16/2011

    " Hodgman has a way with words and some of his anecdotes are very beautiful, but I'm glad I listed to this in audio form because I'm not sure if I would made it through. Great performance, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JV | 1/22/2011

    " This god damn book never ends. I literally chucked it across my room into the trash upon finishing it. And I DID finish it despite claiming it never ends. It was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/19/2011

    " Leagues better than the first. Maybe it's because I had the audio experience and could almost hear Hodgman reading the book to me but I actually think this one was just plain funnier. Still just a nice little diversion from life but one I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/10/2011

    " I love me some John Hodgman. This book is very silly, and strangely compelling - I think I read it in one sitting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/1/2011

    " I didn't read his first book, so this might just be me not totally getting the sense of humor, but I found the book uneven. There were absolutely laugh-out-loud moments, but there were other parts where I felt compelled to skip ahead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 12/28/2010

    " One of the best gifted books. So much ridiculousness here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 12/27/2010

    " I did not read the list of molemen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 12/21/2010

    " I find John Hodgman extremely funny and likable, but his second book didn't really do it for me. Too long, and all of the stuff about the mole-men just wasn't that funny. Too many of the jokes in the book fell flat, but it had enough moments of brilliance to keep me reading. "

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About the Author
Author John HodgmanJohn Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books—The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, and That Is All. After an appearance to promote his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor, serving as the show’s "Resident Expert" and "Deranged Millionaire." This led to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera. He has performed comedy for the president of the United States, at a TED conference, and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Finally, he is the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast, in which he settles serious disputes between real people, such as "Is a hot dog a sandwich?" and "Should we tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus?" He also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine.
About the Narrator

Paul Rudd is an actor, comedian and screenwriter known for his roles in CluelessThe Cider House RulesWet Hot American SummerAnchormanThe 40-Year-Old VirginKnocked UpForgetting Sarah MarshallDinner for Schmucks, and I Love You, Man. He has also appeared on the NBC sitcom Friends and is frequently featured on the Tim and Eric show.