Port City Music Hall

Print: A Bookstore Presents


Thu, October 26, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$35 Seated General Admission / $45 Preferred Seating

This event is all ages

Each ticket includes 1 copy of John's new book VACATIONLAND: True Stories From Painful Beaches (to be distributed night of show)

Questions: please call Print: A Bookstore at 207-536-4778

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

John Hodgman
John Hodgman
Beloved comedian and part-time Mainer, John Hodgman presents his new book, VACATIONLAND: TRUE STORIES FROM PAINFUL BEACHES

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was 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.
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101