9780099481744

The Know-It-All : One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

Jacobs, A. J.

ISBN 10: 009948174X / 0-09-948174-X
ISBN 13: 9780099481744

Publication Date: 2006

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'A jape of a book...with Jacobs...coming across as a slightly younger and Jewish Bill Bryson. Some of his quips are worthy even of Woody Allen... Hilarious' GuardianOn leaving school or university, you feel pretty pleased with yourself. You've learnt a lot. You're erudite, well-read, and know a whole bunch of facts guaranteed at some stage to appear in the questions on Mastermind or University Challenge. Then you get a job, and ten years later you know more about Britney and Big Brother than Beckett and the Brontes. Sound familiar?Well, it happened to AJ Jacobs too. As an editor at Esquire, he built up an impressive knowledge of celebrity trivia - and the cure was going to take some time. While others might read a broadsheet at the weekend, Jacobs chose to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica. All 33,000 pages of it...'For those who enjoy learning about some of the stranger facts about the world in which we live and who appreciate having a guide of some charm, The Know-It-All will be something of a treat.' Sunday Times'The Know-It-All is one of the most informative humorous books and one of the funniest collections of information that I have seen in a long time. (Note to publishers: that's the sentence you can put on the back of the next edition if you like).' Daily Express'Frequently funny and sometimes downright hilarious, but this is also an unexpectedly moving book.' Daily Mail''A terrific book. It's a lot shorter than the encyclopedia, and funnier, and you'll remember more of it. Plus, if it falls off the shelf onto your head, you'll live' P.J.O'Rourke


 

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Book Description: Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. On leaving school or university, you feel pretty pleased with yourself. You ve learnt a lot, your e well-read and you know a whole bunch of obscure facts guaranteed at some point to appear in the questions on Mastermind or University Challenge. Then you get a job, and ten years later youre more eloquent and eager to argue about Britney and Big Brother than Beckett and the Brontes. Sound familiar? Well it happened to AJ Jacobs too. As an editor at Esquire, Jacobs had built up a rather impressive knowledge of celebrity trivia - and the cure was going to take a long time. While others might take to reading a broadsheet at the weekend, Jacobs chose to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica. All 33,000 pages of it. Bill Bryson meets Schott s Original Miscellany meets Woody Allen. Part assemblage of fascinating trivia, part journey through adulthood, all laugh-out-loud funny. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099481744

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Book Description: Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. On leaving school or university, you feel pretty pleased with yourself. You ve learnt a lot, your e well-read and you know a whole bunch of obscure facts guaranteed at some point to appear in the questions on Mastermind or University Challenge. Then you get a job, and ten years later youre more eloquent and eager to argue about Britney and Big Brother than Beckett and the Brontes. Sound familiar? Well it happened to AJ Jacobs too. As an editor at Esquire, Jacobs had built up a rather impressive knowledge of celebrity trivia - and the cure was going to take a long time. While others might take to reading a broadsheet at the weekend, Jacobs chose to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica. All 33,000 pages of it. Bill Bryson meets Schott s Original Miscellany meets Woody Allen. Part assemblage of fascinating trivia, part journey through adulthood, all laugh-out-loud funny. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099481744

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