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The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world

Author: A J Jacobs
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2006, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Named Person: A J Jacobs; A J Jacobs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Jacobs
ISBN: 009948174X 9780099481744
OCLC Number: 62265108
Notes: Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2005.
Description: ix, 386 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: A.J. Jacobs.

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As an editor at "Esquire", AJ Jacobs had built up knowledge of celebrity trivia - and the cure was going to take a long time. While others read a broadsheet at the weekend, or become casual newsnight  Read more...

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"* 'The Know-It-All is 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. Read more...

 
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