John Hodgman is a former professional literary agent and author of the now extremely occasional column of helpful advice "Ask a Former Professional Literary Agent" at His fiction, essays, criticism, recipes, short caveman plays, reviews, lists, quizzes, and other writings have appeared in "The Paris Review," "GQ," "For The Groom Magazine," "React-a website for teens," "The New York Observer," "McSweeney's," and "Men's Journal," where he is a Contributing Editor. With the generous aid of his peers, he curates the Little Gray Book Lectures of Willamsburg, Brooklyn, including the most recent Little Gray Book Lecture No. 9: Mystery Cults of North America, occurring next Wednesday, May 1, at 8pm, at Galapagos (

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