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The Know-it-all

The Know-it-all

One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

Book - 2004
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004.
ISBN: 9780743250627
0743250621
Branch Call Number: 001.2 Jacobs 2004
Characteristics: ix, 386 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Know it all

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hofnvet
Mar 02, 2016

It started out good. Got some chuckles. But then it started toallbethesame. I didn't finish it. Maybe ill check it out again later and finish it.

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bunnie01
Jul 14, 2012

This was a fun read.

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Vivica
Jun 18, 2012

quirky...great fun!! - worth the read

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bbb1771
Mar 01, 2012

Very Funny and very well written. Well worth the read.

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stewadbc
Apr 12, 2011

Loved loved loved this book! Witty, funny and full of information. I was wondering how he was going to make the encyclopedia interesting and he did wonders with it!

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brieps04
Jul 15, 2010

I just finished this enlightening, yet laugh-out-loud hilarious book chronicling Jacob’s quest to read the Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z. By effortlessly combining anecdotes of his personal life (including working at Esquire, his relationship with his wife, and their fertility problems) with the informational entries, Jacobs successfully transforms trivial facts into an entertaining read! Throughout his quest, readers follow Jacobs as he utilizes his newfound knowledge to join Mensa, interview Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, and compete on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. An impressive achievement, indeed!

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taraw104
Jul 01, 2010

This was a bit of a slow read for me, but I still enjoyed it, especially the personal stories Jacobs weaves in and the overall plot line. He choses interesting and unusual facts to highlight, and he writes with his usual self-deprecating humour. I enjoyed The Year of Living Biblically more, though.

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Lianoid
Jan 14, 2010

Reading this book was like hanging out with a friend. A really smart and hilarious one at that! It was interesting how much information was in EB and how varied it all is. After I finished reading this, I kinda wanted to read the EB as well.... we'll see.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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