Unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, John Hodgman's new book, Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms, explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it. This relatable collection of essays tackles topics including his television appearances and struggles to maintain an elite airline frequent flier status after he stopped flying extensively for work. Huckberry recently sat down with Hodgman, who spoke of his well-documented love of martinis. "I am a gin martini drinker and I make no secret of it in my books, comedy and podcast," he said. "And Plymouth is the most balanced martini gin on earth, but also, plain ol' Beefeater is just great too."