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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest To Become The Smartest Person In The World

Jacobs, A. J.

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ISBN 10: 0743250605 / ISBN 13: 9780743250603
Published by Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2004
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SCARCE SIGNED COPY. SIGNED BY AUTHOR A.J. JACOBS in black ink on half-title. First edition, first printing. Fine/fine; brand new and unread. Flawless midnight blue hardboards and cloth spine; gold printing. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, unread. Unclipped glossy pictorial dj (stack of Britannica Encyclopedias, falling over); original price on dj flap. Protected in clear wrapper. Packed with care and shipped in box to arrive in best condition. Satisfaction guaranteed; no sale is final until you are satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 012206-7

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Title: The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest To ...

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Chronicles the efforts of an NPR contributor to read the Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z, sharing the humorous and unexpected mishaps that occurred as a result of the endeavor, from changed dynamics in his family relationships to his efforts to join Mensa and win a spot on Jeopardy! By the author of Fractured Fairy Tales. 100,000 first printing.

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"The Know-It-All is a hilarious book and quite an impressive achievement. I've always said, why doesn't someone put out a less complete version of the encyclopedia? Well done, A.J." --Jon Stewart, Host of The Daily Show

"I fell in love with this book on page one and I have laughed out loud on every page since. With his hilarious Britannica-fed insights on life, A.J. Jacobs uncovers the profound by way of the trivial. The Know-It-All is endlessly entertaining. Genius, pure." --Mary Roach, author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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