“[An] affecting and hilarious meditation on popularity and status as noticed in the course of the lens of an airline loyalty application.” —The AV Club

A hilarious and truthful new e-book by which John Hodgman, New York Times bestselling writer of Vacationland, leaves holiday at the back of and will get again to paintings as a nonetheless reasonably well-known particular person . . . after which loses his task. An uproarious learn.

After spending such a lot of his twenties pursuing a occupation as a literary agent, John Hodgman determined to check out his personal hand at writing. Following an look to advertise one in all his books on The Day-to-day Show, he used to be invited to go back as a contributor. This resulted in an surprising and, frankly, unbelievable occupation in entrance of the digicam that has lasted to this very day, or no less than till 2016.

In those pages, Hodgman explores the strangeness of his occupation, talking it appears that evidently of popularity, particularly on the bizarre, marginal degree he loved it. Via those tales you’re going to be told many stuff that simplest John Hodgman is aware of, comparable to how one can get ready for a nude scene with an oboe, or what it seems like to visit a Hollywood celebration and understand that you’re not just about as well-known because the Belongings Brothers, or, for that topic, the ones well-known corgis from Instagram. And there are tales approximately how, while your tv gig is canceled, you’ll console your self with the truth that all of that trip that made your younger son so unhappy no less than left you with a prize: platinum medallion standing together with your airline.

Both unflinchingly humorous and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a considerate exam of standing, popularity, and id–and approximately the way in which all of us maintain the ones moments once we understand we don’t seem to be platinum standing anymore and should get at ease in that heart seat once more.