Know-It-All by A J Jacobs
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Know-It-All
By A J Jacobs

The Know-It-All

One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (Unabridged Edition) [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]

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Narrator Professor of the History of Science Geoffrey Cantor See other recent books by Professor of the History of Science Geoffrey Cantor
Format: CD-Audio

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Know-It-All by A J Jacobs

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A 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 Details

ISBN: 9781565119055
ISBN-10: 1565119053
Format: CD-Audio
(151mm x 133mm x 30mm)
Imprint: HighBridge Audio
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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