John Hodgman: That is All

Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Event Info


General Admission: $15.00 Teachers and Students: $5.00


Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson Street






Chicago Humanities Festival

Is fact stranger than fiction? Certainly John Hodgman’s “truth telling” passes that test. The Daily Show’s “Resident Expert,” minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire, Hodgman returns to CHF with the latest and final volume of his Complete World Knowledge trilogy, That is All. Beginning on page 596 (where the second book, More Information Than You Require, left off), Hodgman instructs us on how to make wine in a toilet, recounts the infamous unicorn incident of 1978, and gives a day-by-day report of American life in 2012 (let’s just say that President Morgan Freeman plays a role). From a guy who has been the humor editor for the New York Times Magazine, advice columnist for McSweeney’s, and rubbed elbows with Ira Glass on This American Life, it’s hard to believe that is even close to all.