Author Event: John Hodgman


Monday, October 30, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm

2017-10-30 19:00:00 2017-10-30 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Event: John Hodgman Duke Energy Hall at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library


Event Description

Writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman visits NC State with his new book, Vacationland. This program is a co-presentation of the NCSU Libraries and Quail Ridge Books.

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 in 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.


Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

You will receive up to two admission/signing line tickets with a Quail Ridge Books purchase of Vacationland. Books may be ordered online, by phone:  919-828-1588, by email: or in the store. 


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

John Hodgman portrait, credit Aaron Draplin John Hodgman portrait, credit Aaron Draplin