Update: Mr. Sir Hodgman has responded. We are humbled.
Hodgman talked to Publishers Weekly about it—and a fan sent us the link:
Hodgman shares the four books that inspired his oeuvre.
He saved the best for last. Ahem:
Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader
There are many volumes now of this great work of disposable facts for disposable time, but I discovered the first edition lying around back when I was still an agent at Writers House in New York City. I was not a very good agent, but Writers House itself, a beautiful 18th-century townhouse once belonging to John Jacob Astor, was a lovely place to read and scheme up a new life. And thankfully, it also had a bathroom.
We can think of only one thing to say to this, Mr. Hodgman…sir…your highness: