October 29, 2017, 7:00 pm at SCADshow, 14th Street, Atlanta, GA
Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewartwas founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.
ABOUT THE EVENTOn Sunday, October 29 at 7PM, John Hodgman will appear in conversation with Chuck Bryant, co-host of Stuff You Should Know podcast, at SCADshow to read from, discuss and sign copies of Vacationland.
A $7.00 flat-rate parking validation is provided for the Campanile Parking Garage, located at 1155 Juniper St. Atlanta, GA 30309, behind the theater.
All patrons entering SCAD performance venues are subject to search and may be screened by security staff. No large bags, purses or backpacks are permitted inside the venues, and small bags are subject to search. Firearms of any kind are prohibited on SCAD property. SCAD reserves the right to refuse items which may cause a danger or disruption to the event or to other patrons. Any patron who declines to be searched or is in possession of prohibited items may be denied entry or ejected from the facility.