If, like me, you are constantly frustrated by the mainstream media's ignorance regarding the contributions made to our democracy by mole men, take heart*. John Hodgman, of internet and minor television fame, is ready to blow the doors off the vault of knowledge with More Information Than You Require.
It takes a rare breed to hang out on Twitter and go to Hollywood parties, plumbing the depths of situational notoriety in search of mole-manic rumor and sure thing bar bets to compile for his readers. I salute you, John Hodgman; you live the life so Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough*4 don't have to, and that has made all the difference.
On a personal note, this book is worth buying simply to know why Milwaukee was destroyed by a violent downpour of skulls on February 12th, 1980. Having been born just nineteen months later, I never knew of this event, and probably never would have if not for John Hodgman and his wonderful lies*5.
* Genuine Hissfurther, you are not forgotten.
*2 As the kids and the robots call it.
*3 Much like the Oan Power Ring of Green Lantern fame.
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power...Green Lantern's light!
*4 Respected historians who write about 'actual' history, if that's what you're in to.
*5 Now I know why I find skulls every time I hang out at the beach. Whew! That's a relief!