One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (Unabridged Edition) [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
By (author) A J Jacobs
Narrator Professor of the History of Science Geoffrey Cantor
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Know-It-All by A J Jacobs
Book DescriptionA hilarious, intelligent-trivia-packed story from a man who read the entire ENCYLOPEDIA BRITANNICA. Early in his career, A. J. Jacobs found himself putting his Ivy League education to work at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. After five years he learned which stars have fake boobs, which stars have toupees, which have both, and not much else. This unsettling realization led Jacobs on a life-changing quest: to read the entire contents of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, all 33,000 pages, all 44 million words. Jacobs accumulates useful and less-so knowledge, and along the way finds a deep connection with his father (who attempted the same feat when Jacob's was a child), examines the nature of knowledge vs. intelligence, and learns how to be rather annoying at cocktail parties. Part memoir/part-education (or lack thereof), the chapters are organized by the letters of the alphabet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781565119055
(151mm x 133mm x 30mm)
Imprint: HighBridge Audio
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author A J Jacobs
Year of Living Biblically, Paperback / softback
The author of "The Know-It-All" follows up his bestselling account of reading the entire "Encyclopedia Britannica" with another improbable adventure--a year spent living, as literally as possible, by the rules of the Bible.
Drop Dead Healthy, Paperback / softback
From the bestselling author of "The Year of Living Biblically" and "The Know-It-All" comes the truly hilarious story of one person's quest to become the healthiest man in the world. It will give readers an occasion to reflect on the body's many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health: a well-lived life.
My Life as an Experiment, Paperback / softbackView all books by A J Jacobs
A book of essays on all of A.J.'s hilarious adventures as a human guinea pig, including "My Outsourced Life" and "The Truth About Nakedness."
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