The Goods

The Goods

Volume 1

By McSweeney's

Big Picture Press, Paperback, 9780763668945, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013


A compilation of fun for readers of all ages, created by McSweeney’s.

Prepare to be entertained (and informed) by the award-winning McSweeney’s team. Featuring some of children’s literature’s best-known and loved authors and illustrators, this book offers unremitting amusement in a literary funfair of games, puzzles, comics, and other diversions. Thoughtfully conceived and visually unsurpassable, The Goods will captivate adults and children alike.

About the Author
"McSweeney's"" "is a small group that sells taxidermy equipment and also produces books, a literary quarterly, and "The Believer, "a monthly review. Based in San Francisco, "McSweeney's "is also home to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center for Bay Area youth.
John Hodgman has been published in the "The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine," and "McSweeney's Quarterly Concern," He has also contributed to Public Radio International's This American Life, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Wiretap and Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Hodgman's book, "The Areas of My Expertise," was published in 2005. Hodgman has recently had much exposure personifying a PC in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign.

Praise For The Goods

[A] crazy, remarkable compilation of persistent fun, games, activities and brain joggers for young readers that even veteran readers will enjoy with a knowing smirk and nod toward its creativity and multitude of talented contributors.
—Fall 2013 Parents' Choice Awards